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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  • Regulator expects Network Rail to improve efficiency

    Press releases & statements

    ORR has today published its annual report on Network Rail’s performance. We have also issued documents to support the company and governments’ planning for the 2019-2024 spending period.

  • Highways England is performing well but has areas for improvement, finds regulator

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    The Annual Assessment of Highways England’s Performance by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR), published today, has found that the company is performing well against most of its performance targets. ORR says however that continued improvement is needed to plan when work takes place throughout the year.

  • Continued focus on industry improvement required to ensure ongoing safety of Britain’s railways

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    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today published its Annual Report on Railway Health and Safety performance which shows passengers on the mainline railway continued to be assured of a safe journey on Britain’s railways.  However, ORR identifies challenges which must be carefully managed if passengers and workers are to continue to be protected.

  • 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).