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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  • Rail Regulator opens investigation into GTR and Northern over passenger information

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    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today opened an investigation into whether Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) and Northern breached its requirements to do everything reasonably practicable to provide appropriate, accurate and timely information to passengers in the run-up to the May 2018 timetable and during the disruption that followed.

  • ORR appoints John Larkinson as Interim Chief Executive

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    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has appointed John Larkinson, currently Director of Railway Markets and Economics, as Interim Chief Executive with immediate effect following an internal competition.

  • ORR Inquiry concludes passengers let down by rail industry failures

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    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR), chaired by Stephen Glaister, has today published its interim Inquiry report into what caused the May 2018 timetable disruption, which led to passengers enduring delays and cancellations as they could not predict how long a journey may take, or even if it was possible to travel.

  • ORR calls on industry to improve competition and innovation in the markets for ticket gates and ticket vending machines

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    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today announced that it will press industry to improve competition, value and innovation in automatic ticket gates (ATGs) and ticket vending machines (TVMs).

  • ORR Chair announced

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    The Department for Transport (DfT) and The Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP have today issued the following press release.