News & Blogs

Here you can read press releases and statements. You can also catch up on our blogs and newsletters, which feature many interesting topics for road and rail users and professionals. 

Inspecting the London Underground

3 September 2020
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ORR’s Transport for London (TfL) inspectors, recently ventured out to undertake a series of assurance visits by looking at London Underground’s and TfL Rail’s coronavirus planning and arrangements at stations and train crew depots.

Stonehaven incident statement

13 August 2020
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Following the tragic Stonehaven incident, Network Rail has announced it is to inspect high-risk trackside slopes across Britain and the government has also asked Network Rail to review its resilience to, and management of, extreme weather.

HM Chief Inspector of Railways Stonehaven statement

12 August 2020
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HM Chief Inspector of Railways Ian Prosser CBE, said: "We are saddened by today's incident and our thoughts are with the families and friends of those affected. ORR Inspectors are on site at Stonehaven, assisting in the preliminary investigation.

ORR Annual Assessment: Network Rail making a good start to five-year plan but performance concerns remain

2 July 2020
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Network Rail has saved more than £385 million in the first year of the new control period 6 (CP6) as it looks to deliver £3.5 billion of efficiency savings over the next five years, however passenger and freight performance varied by region, according to figures contained in the 2019-20 annual assessment of Network Rail published by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) today (2 July).

Trespassers warned about risks around railway

19 June 2020
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The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) is urging people to stop taking unnecessary risks around the railway as figures from Network Rail show an average of 34 incidents a day.