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ORR scrutiny of Network Rail performance

Taxpayers and rail users will soon be able to monitor Network Rail's progress against its regulated outputs and scrutinise the delivery of its multi-billion pound five-year plan for a better railway.
23 May 2014

Disabled passenger access to the rail network

On 28 March 2014, the 'Office of Rail Regulation' published findings from its research on disabled travellers’ awareness of the assistance available when travelling by rail.
08 May 2014

Construction material for nuclear new build: is rail a viable UK transport solution?

With the UK’s nuclear new build program gathering momentum, attention is now turning not just to what can be done, but how.
15 April 2014

Synopsis of ORR's Business Plan 2014–15

We examine The Office of Rail Regulation's business plan for 2014/15.
10 April 2014

New role for the European Railway Agency: rolling stock certification and authorisation

On 14 March 2014, the EU Council of Transport Ministers agreed that the European Railway Agency would act as a 'one-stop shop' for safety certification and vehicle authorisation.
31 March 2014

Court of Appeal upholds right to operate taxi permit schemes on private land

First Great Western has successfully upheld the legality of a permit scheme introduced at Temple Meads station in 2012 following the Court of Appeal’s confirmation of the High Court decision.
20 March 2014


Planning and infrastructure: latest developments in rail

Recent months have seen publication of key policy developments including the 'National Policy Statement', 'National Infrastructure Plan' and 'Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects'.
10 March 2014

Rail ticket marketing regulatory review

The 'Office of Rail Regulation' ORR is currently conducting a market review of the rail ticket market.
06 March 2014

Latest attempt to block HS2 collapses in the Supreme Court

HS2 objectors have issued a series of legal proceedings hoping to block it. However, the Supreme Court recently dismissed the five grounds of appeal brought by objectors to the planning process.
24 January 2014

Consumer Rights – implications for rail travel

Historically, a very small number of passengers have sought imaginative routes to avoiding full fares. The Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 may give them another option to consider.
23 December 2013

Network Rail licence changes – Periodic Review 13 amendments continue

There is a series of changes being proposed and made to industry documentation to pick up new terminology and shift the obligations and balance of responsibilities between Network Rail and others.
06 December 2013

Department for Transport publishes review of rail fares and ticketing

We take a look at the DfT's review, 'Rail Fares and Ticketing: Next Steps', setting out its proposals on fares and ticketing to support its wider policy objectives.
30 October 2013
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