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LUL & Balfour fined for breach of health and safety law
 London Underground and Balfour Beatty fined £433,000 after worker suffers serious injuriesByMichael Holdenfrom: - https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2018/12/london-underground-and-balfour-betty-fined-433000-after-worker-suffers-serious-injuries.html4th December 2018 The Office of Rail and...
ORR releases video highlighting HAVS & Silicosis
 Silicosis and hand-arm vibration syndrome – one man’s story19 February 2018We have released  a set of videos highlighting the twin issues of silicosis and hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS).Glyn Jones talks about a 40-year career as a stonemason working on construction...
Network Rail fined £800,000 following ORR prosecution for serious injury case at Redhill
Network Rail has today been fined £800,000 in a prosecution brought by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR), following a serious incident on the railway two and a half years ago.In June, 2014, a track worker sustained multiple serious and life-changing injuries while performing rail maintenance...
Heritage train operator prohibited from running rail services
The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today issued a Prohibition Notice to West Coast Railway Company Ltd (WCRC) preventing it running its heritage rail services on the mainline railway.  The Notice relates to concerns about WCRC’s management of safety, following a number of incidents...
New chief executive for the Office of Rail and Road
 Joanna Whittington has been appointed as the new chief executive of the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) from 16 January 2016.Since March 2014, Joanna has been ORR’s director of railway markets and economics, as well as a member of the ORR Board.In this role, she was responsible for...
Carillion Construction fined £200,000 for Lincolnshire railway death
Carillion Construction Ltd has today been fined £200,000 and ordered to pay costs of £36,570.39 following a prosecution brought by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) for breaching health and safety laws which led to the death of a railway worker.On 4 December 2012, Scott Dobson from Doncaster...
ORR statement in response to Which? passenger compensation super-complaint
The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has received a super-complaint from Which? requesting a review of rail passenger compensation arrangements and practices within the industry when train services are delayed. Over the next 90 days, we’ll examine and test the evidence to determine whether the...
Network Rail boss Mark Carne will not take bonus
The BBC reports that.................. Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne has said he will not take his bonus, following recent major rail disruption.Mr Carne was in line for a maximum bonus of £34,000 - around 5% of his £675,000 annual salary.Overrunning Christmas engineering work led to...
Rail regulator to investigate rail work delay chaos
From the BBC..................................The Office of Rail Regulation is to launch an investigation into major disruption to passengers caused by overrunning engineering work in London.King's Cross station has remained closed, with travellers told to use Finsbury Park instead.Following...
Probe into boy's electric shock on railway line
from: http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/transport/probe-into-boys-electric-shock-on-railway-line.25925643 Probe into boy's electric shock on railway line Helen McArdleNews ReporterFriday 21 November 2014 REGULATORS are investigating whether a possible safety breach...

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