ORR closes signalling market study due to COVID-19

8 April 2020
In January 2020, the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) opened a formal study into the UK signalling market in order to explore whether there were any competition issues affecting these important supply chains, and to determine if any action was needed as a result.

Market review into rail compensation claims companies

4 February 2019
Our market review seeks to better understand the role that claims companies play in Delay Repay compensation claims, and the extent to which their increased participation in the market could impact passengers and train operators.

Other competition work

19 November 2018
As well as our market reviews and market studies, ORR engages in a range of other activities to promote competition.

Supply of ticketing equipment and systems

3 October 2017
Date published: 4 October 2017 Closing date: 31 January 2018 We have completed the substantive phase of our review into the market for the supply of ticketing equipment and systems. Our review included looking at the supply of ticket vending machines (TVMs), ticket issuing systems (TIS), and, ticket gates. Our review considered whether any structural or conduct related issues in the markets for

EWS Limited infringement of the Chapter 2 prohibition

10 March 2017
On 17 November 2006 we informed EWS Ltd of our decision that it had infringed the Chapter II Prohibition of the Competition Act 1998. This decision was based on our findings that EWS concluded contracts whose terms had the effect of excluding competitors from the market for coal haulage by rail and that it had also pursued discriminatory and predatory pricing practices in the same market.English