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    Rail Freight Operations Group

    Scope

    The objectives of Railfreight Operations Group are:

    • To provide an open forum for freight operating companies (FOCs) to collaboratively discuss operational safety issues with each other, and share safety intelligence from other industry meetings
    • To monitor and review freight SPAD performance, ERTMS implementation, Railway Group Standards drafting, infrastructure issues, RAIB reports and ORR reports
    • To act as a ‘task and finish’ group for National Freight Safety Group (NFSG) for selected operational safety matters, as directed.

    Message from the chair

    The objectives of Railfreight Operations Group are to provide an open forum for freight operating companies (FOCs) to collaboratively discuss operational safety issues with each other, and share safety intelligence from other industry meetings; Also, to monitor and review freight SPAD performance, ERTMS implementation, Railway Group Standards drafting, infrastructure issues, RAIB reports and ORR reports; and to act as a ‘task and finish’ group for National Freight Safety Group (NFSG) for selected operational safety matters, as directed.

      Membership

      The group’s membership is made up of the following industry categories:

      • Department for Transport (observer)
      • notified Body
      • passenger train operators
      • freight and other non-passenger train operators
      • RSSB.
      Chair of committee: Nicolas Edwards , DB Cargo (UK) Limited
      RSSB main representative: Gerald Riley , Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      Other Members
      Company
      Representing
      Other members
      Nicolas Edwards
      DB Cargo (UK) Limited
      Chair
      Geoff Sweetmore
      DC Rail
      Freight Operator
      Rob Mckittrick
      Victa Railfreight Limited
      Freight Company
      Kieron Bulman
      Direct Rail Services Limited
      Freight Company
      Peter Darling
      Office of Rail and Road
      Office of Rail and Road
      Gerald Riley
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Robert Keates
      Rail Operations (UK) Ltd
      Non Passenger Train Operator
      Peter Williams
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Phil Hibberd
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Paul Lemon
      GB Railfreight Limited
      Freight Company
      Richard Dare
      Colas Rail Ltd
      Freight Company
      Stephen Proffitt
      Rail Operations (UK) Ltd
      Freight Operator
      Stephen Brake
      Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB)
      Notified Body
      Peter Brockett
      GB Railfreight Limited
      Freight Operator
      Kevin Johnson
      Freightliner Limited
      Freight Operator
      Andrew Gillett
      GB Railfreight Limited
      Freight Company
      Do you need to get in touch with this group?
      Contact our Industry Groups Manager for questions about the next meeting or about vacancies within this group.
      Giselle De Castro
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