ORR and the railway industry it works with

Mainline network

28 March 2024
Network Rail is the owner and operator of the majority of national railway infrastructure.

Light rail and tramways

27 November 2023
ORR is the safety regulator and enforcing authority for light railways and tramways.

International engagement and co-operation

2 August 2023
This page outlines the organisations, forums and platforms we are involved with to fulfil our international work and support cross-border services.

Minor and heritage railways

1 August 2023
There are well over 200 minor and heritage railways operating across Great Britain, and we are responsible for regulating their safety.

Rolling stock companies

5 December 2022
Rolling stock leasing companies (ROSCOs) own most of the coaches, locomotives and freight wagons on the rails, which they hire out to train and freight operating companies.

ORR comment on rail reform consultation

10 June 2022
The Department for Transport has published its consultation on the legislative changes needed for its widescale rail reform, as set out in the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail.