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. 

"The only regret I have is not volunteering for Samaritans sooner"

18 January 2021
Speaking on the latest Rail and Road Pod; Samaritans, Office of Rail and Road and Network Rail, encourage those in the rail industry to reach out to someone they care about over a virtual cuppa and get involved in the industry’s Million Hour Challenge.

Know your rail rights campaign

17 December 2020
Today we have launched ‘Know Your Rail Rights’; a campaign to better empower passengers. The campaign provides information about passengers’ rights on issues from complaints, refunds through to ticketing terms and conditions.

£135,000 fine for Network Rail following ORR investigation into electrocution

16 December 2020
Following an Office of Rail and Road (ORR) investigation, Scotland’s Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has prosecuted Network Rail, who were fined £135,000 by Edinburgh Sheriff Court, for failing to maintain and improve the railway fencing near Musselburgh, East Lothian which left a 13-year-old boy with serious injuries.

Making ROGS work for industry

23 November 2020
The Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety) Regulations 2006 – also commonly known as ROGS – are set of rules that provide the regulatory regime for rail safety, including the mainline railway, metros (including London Underground), tramways, light rail and heritage railways.

Improving the Human: Data interface within ORR

20 November 2020
I was asked to speak at this year’s International Rail Safety Conference, on the subject of “Learning from incidents and planning change” and it was an easy decision for me, what to speak about.

Monitoring road safety

16 November 2020
Improving road safety is a global challenge. Road traffic injuries and deaths have a terrible impact on individuals and communities, and too many people still die on our road network despite it being one of the safest in the world.