Latest Rail News

04.01.18

ORR chair Stephen Glaister reappointed for another year

Professor Stephen Glaister has been reappointed as chair of the ORR for another year.

The former RAC Foundation director took over the role in an interim capacity in December 2015 when former chair Anna Walker stepped away from the organisation.

The DfT then gave Glaister a further year in the position in late 2016 before renewing the role again this year while the government searches for a 2019 replacement.

Transport secretary Chris Grayling commented: “I am grateful that Professor Glaister has agreed to stay on this year to continue the excellent work he has been doing.

“It is vital we maintain a strong, independent regulator to deliver a safe UK rail network as well as value for money for taxpayers and other funders. His knowledge and experience will ensure that continues.”

Top image: DfT

Have you got a story to tell? Would you like to become an RTM columnist? If so, click here

Comments

Lutz   04/01/2018 at 13:31

If the effectiveness of the ORR was measured in terms of the improvement in the performance of Network Rail, then the organisation itself would be seen to be a failure as well.

Thames Valley   04/01/2018 at 18:36

Excellent work in messing about with electrical clearance specifications *right in the middle of* the GWEp. ORR are as guilty as any for the creeping costs and delays.

Add your comment

 

related

Rail industry Focus

  • 02/11/2019Monica Barbosa: Women In Rail

    Director of business development and communications at Xrail, Monica Barbosa, thinks women are missing out on exciting opportunities because the lack of gender diversity in the rail industry.
  • 01/11/2019The dangers of fatigues

    Working long hours, poor health, too little sleep, a demanding job and more can all make us tired and affect our mental and physical performance – and when we’re fatigued we make more...
View all News

Comment

The challenge of completing Crossrail

05/07/2019The challenge of completing Crossrail

With a new plan now in place to deliver Crossrail, Hedley Ayres, National Audit Office manager, major projects and programmes, takes a look at ho... more >
Preparing the industry to deliver trains for the future

04/07/2019Preparing the industry to deliver trains for the future

The move to decarbonise the rail network involves shifting to cleaner modes of traction by 2050. David Clarke, technical director at the Railway ... more >

'the sleepers' blog

NPR, TRU & Fleetwood Mac

18/10/2019NPR, TRU & Fleetwood Mac

Switch up your playlist with the first #WeAreRTM podcast, gain exclusive insight into the leaders running the rail industry their opinions on recent headlines, visions for the future and meet the personalities behind the job titles. It's no... more >
read more blog posts from 'the sleeper' >

Interviews

Andrew Haines, CE of Network Rail, tells BBC News his organisation could issue future rail franchises

24/06/2019Andrew Haines, CE of Network Rail, tells BBC News his organisation could issue future rail franchises

Andrew Haines, the Chief Executive of Network Rail, has told the Today programme on Radio 4's BBC’s flagship news programme that he would not rule out his organisation issuing future r... more >
Malcolm Holmes, executive director of West Midlands Rail Executive, announced as TCR Midlands speaker in Birmingham

24/06/2019Malcolm Holmes, executive director of West Midlands Rail Executive, announced as TCR Midlands speaker in Birmingham

Ahead of his appearance, Malcolm Holmes spoke with Rail Technology Magazine about what key leaders in the industry were doing to improve rail in the Midlands. He said: “It’s very... more >