Press releases and statements

Our latest press releases and statements and media contact information.

Our press releases and statements are listed according to the year in which they were published.

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  • Court upholds ORR decision on Crossrail charges

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    As the independent regulator for the UK’s railways, we have a statutory role in ensuring charges to run trains on relevant networks are underpinned by evidence and comply with legal requirements.

  • Rail Regulator publishes principles for driver controlled operation

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    The Office of Rail and Road has today published safety principles it expects train companies to follow when rolling out and managing Driver Controlled Operation (DCO).

  • Statement re REBS mechanism payments 2015-16

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    The Office of Rail and Road has today published the payments due between Network Rail and the ten train operators participating in the route-level efficiency benefit sharing mechanism (REBS) for 2015-16. The payments are shown in the table below.

  • French and British rail regulatory bodies publish opinions on the 2018 Network Statement of Eurotunnel

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    The Office of Rail and Road ("ORR") and Autorité de Régulation des Activités Ferroviaires et Routières (“Arafer") are the responsible bodies for the regulation of the Chanel Fixed Link. Both organisations have published today their opinions on Eurotunnel’s 2018 Network Statement.

  • Joanna Whittington confirmed as Office of Rail and Road CEO

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    Joanna Whittington has been confirmed in her appointment as Chief Executive Officer at the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) following an open public competition. The appointment is effective immediately.