Archive: Office For Rail Regulation

Rail finances maybe stretched, but Richard Price appears unconcerned

Interview: The man who oversees Britain's railways

The debt level of Network Rail is spiralling ever higher, but the man charged with regulating rail expenditure appears unconcerned.

Opinion Former Articles

  • Rail freight must be remembered

    Government must pay greater attention to the needs of rail freight when considering major infrastructure investments

  • Rio Tinto: Rail Network Access

    The High Court of Australia has held that the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia, in deciding not to declare the Hamersley and Robe rail lines, wrongly endorsed consideration by the Australian Competition Tribunal of material it was not entitled to take into account.

  • Rio Tinto: Rail Network Access

    Earlier this year the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia unanimously ruled that the service provided by Rio Tinto’s Pilbara rail lines should not be declared as being available for access to third parties. Today the High Court of Australia granted Fortescue Metals Group Ltd and the National Competition Council leave to pursue appeals in relation to the decision of the Full Federal Court.

  • Freight companies are set to have to pay more to run their trains

    Rail freight braced for higher charges

    The rail freight sector should brace itself for increased track access charges after the chair of the Office for Rail Regulation (ORR) claimed that it repays less than a third of the costs it creates on the network.

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