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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  • 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.

  • Rail Regulator calls for ticket machine price guarantee

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    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) is calling on train operators to refund passengers after its new research showed that overall 1 in 5 mystery shoppers selected a more expensive ticket than necessary or were at risk of a penalty fare when using a ticket machine.

  • ORR seeks improvement on Highways England’s capital planning, asset management and data reporting

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    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today released its Update on Highways England’s capital planning and asset management, outlining Highways England’s progress in developing better plans for maintaining and improving the motorways and main A roads. It highlights areas where ORR expects further improvement, including Highways England’s management of the condition of roads.

  • Network Rail fined £800,000 following ORR prosecution for serious injury case at Redhill

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    Network Rail has today been fined £800,000 in a prosecution brought by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR), following a serious incident on the railway two and a half years ago.