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. 

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.

Contractor Renown Consultants fined £450k

13 May 2020
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Renown Consultants Limited has today been fined £450,000 alongside £300,000 in costs after being convicted under the Health and Safety at Work Act for failing to ensure that two of its workers were sufficiently rested to work and travel safely.

Review of the rolling stock leasing market competition remedies

28 April 2020
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The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has published its final report outlining its recommendation that there is insufficient justification for recommending the CMA undertake a review of remedies put in place by the Competition Commission to address issues in the rolling stock market.

ORR closes signalling market study due to COVID-19

8 April 2020
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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.

Waterloo retains top spot as Britain’s busiest station

14 January 2020
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Figures published today by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) confirm that Waterloo Station remains in top spot for the total number of passenger entries and exits with an incredible 94.2 million in a year.