Leading rail industry figures, including RSSB’s interim managing director Mark Phillips, have endorsed the latest edition of Key Train Requirements aimed at helping rolling stock procurers, manufacturers and system suppliers in the design of new trains.
In addition some of these requirements are equally applicable to vehicle refurbishment or continued service operation (life extension) projects.
Now available on the RSSB website, the document helps specifiers and suppliers understand a wide range of operational, environmental and passenger requirements over and above compliance with existing standards by capturing research recommendations and good practice in train design which aren’t already covered.
The latest update includes over 80 new or improved entries, a new expanded section on toilets, and a new section on cyber security.
The Key Train Requirements document has been prepared by the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) on behalf of an RSSB cross-industry group of technical experts on rolling stock. It has been endorsed by RSSB, Rail Delivery Group and Department for Transport.