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Office of Rail and Road (ORR)
The UK’s Office of Rail and Road (ORR) is a non-ministerial government department responsible for the economic and safety regulation of Britain’s railways, and the economic monitoring of Highways England.
The Railway Industry Association have issued a response to the ORR’s consultation on Network Rail’s Business Plans for 2024-29.
ORR’s annual assessment of Network Rail have shown a worsening train performance during 2022-23.
Following the release of new research, ORR has said that the rail industry needs to provide more reliability passenger assistance.
ORR’s review of rail strategy has offered eight recommendations to collective improve the performance of the rail network.
ORR’s assessment of Network Rail’s plans focusses on the need for better train performances and prioritising spend on core assets.
The Office of Rail and Road has praised train operators for the progress they have made in training staff to support disabled passengers.
Martin Prior, Head of Revenue Analysis and Reporting at Great British Railways Transition Team (GBRTT), speaks to Global Railway Review about the GBRTT Train Travel Snapshot analysis, detailing some of its key takeaways and findings.
Porterbrook’s Long Marston Rail Innovation Centre replicated a mainline incident involving a train and a road vehicle to test the response of Network Rail and their multi-agency partners.
HS1 Ltd has appointed Mattias Bjornfors as its first-ever Strategy & Regulation Director.
GBRTT has shared its first passenger analysis to develop insights into the reasons people are taking the train and the wider implications for the industry.
GTR have received authorisation from the ORR to place its Class 717 fleet into passenger service with in-cab digital signalling.
Following a turbulent few years for the rail industry, Global Railway Review looks ahead to some of the top industry trends to keep an eye on in 2023.
The Office of Rail and Road has called for all train companies to implement a system which automatically notifies passengers of any travel changes.