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Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) - Articles and news items

Industry commits to closer engagement with third parties on sale of rail tickets

Rail industry news / 5 October 2016 /

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has issued findings of its retail market review which looked at how rail tickets are sold to passengers in the UK.

Digital railway boost with approval of Hitachi’s ETCS on UK passenger services

Rail industry news / 14 September 2016 /

Hitachi Rail Europe has been given approval from the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) to use its European Train Control System (ETCS) on passenger services in the UK.

Network Rail – good on safety but network performance needs to improve says ORR

Rail industry news / 5 July 2016 /

Network Rail achieved a good level of safety during the period 2015-16 but network improvements still need to be made to deliver a better performance for passengers, says the Office of Rail and Road (ORR).

ORR launches first consultation on the 2018 periodic review

Rail industry news / 18 May 2016 /

The ORR has launched its first major consultation on the 2018 periodic review in order to deliver a safer, more efficient and better performing railway.

First Hull Trains track access extended until 2029

Rail industry news / 23 March 2016 /

FirstGroup’s application for the extension of track on its First Hull Trains operation has been approved by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) for a further 10 years.

London railway stations most heavily used in Britain

Rail industry news / 15 December 2015 /

Annual station usage data published by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) reveals London railway stations are the most heavily used in Britain.

Rail freight continues to decline during 2015

Rail industry news / 27 November 2015 /

Rail freight in Great Britain has fallen during Q2 2015 continuing the disappointing theme witnessed throughout the year.

ORR marks 175 years of rail safety in Britain

Rail industry news / 18 August 2015 /

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) celebrates 175 years of the Railway Inspectorate (RI) and its work improving rail health and safety in Britain.

ORR approves new Open Access direct rail service between Blackpool and London

Rail industry news / 7 August 2015 /

The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) has approved an application for a new Open Access direct passenger rail service between Blackpool and London.

CMA report discusses possibility of increasing on-rail competition

Rail industry news / 20 July 2015 /

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published a report consulting on the possibility for greater on-rail competition between train operators in British rail services.

ORR reports on Network Rail performance review

Rail industry news / 12 June 2015 /

The Office for Road and Rail (ORR) has published Network Rail performance review data and analysis for 2014-15.

ORR reports record high UK rail passenger journeys in 2014/15

Rail industry news / 8 June 2015 /

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has revealed a 4.2 percent increase in UK rail passenger journeys in 2014/15 compared to the previous year.

 

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