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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.”

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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.

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