Office of Rail Regulation (ORR)
Category: UK Government Non-Core Department
The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) is the independent safety and economic regulator for Britain's railways. It is responsible for ensuring that railway operators comply with health and safety law. It regulates Network Rail's activities and funding requirements, regulates access to the railway network, licenses the operators of railway assets and publishes rail statistics. ORR is also the competition authority for the railways and enforces consumer protection law in relation to the railway.
ORR is a non-ministerial department of the Department for Transport