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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  • Assisted travel advisory group created by rail regulator

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    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR), has today announced it will create an advisory group to support work on potential updates to the guidance the rail industry uses to form accessibility policies.

  • Companies fined total of £965,000 after painter falls through waiting room roof

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    BAM Nuttall and McNealy Brown were fined £900,000 and £65,000 respectively after they admitted failing to put proper procedures and safeguards in place to prevent painter Paul Welstead falling through a ceiling into a passenger waiting room.

  • ORR statement on route-level efficiency benefit sharing (REBS) mechanism payments 2016-17

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    We have today published the payments due between Network Rail and the twelve train operators participating in the route-level efficiency benefit sharing mechanism (REBS) for 2016-17. The payments are shown in the table below.

  • ORR welcomes better protection and improvements for passengers using ticket vending machines

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    New and easier-to-use machines and clearer language have helped increasing numbers of passengers buy the right ticket for their journey from station vending machines, according to research by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR).

  • Network Rail fined £733,000 following ORR prosecution for freight train derailment

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    Network Rail Infrastructure Limited has today been fined £733,000 at Bristol Crown Court for failing to undertake adequate maintenance to prevent the derailment of a freight train near Gloucester in October 2013.