People on Trains and in Stations Risk Group

    ​The group considers risks to the workforce, passengers and public in stations and on-board trains on Network Rail controlled infrastructure and interfaces with other rail, resulting from trespass, assault and other crime and anti-social behaviour, train despatch and platform train interface, on board injuries, and slips trips and falls.

    Scope

    PTSRG’s scope includes:

    1. Risk to passengers, members of the public and members of workforce at stations and onboard trains; this includes
      ▪ Slips, trips and falls
      ▪ Platform train interface when boarding and alighting
      ▪ Platform train interface when not boarding and alighting
      ▪ Assault, abuse and anti-social behaviour
      ▪ Onboard injuries
      ▪ Contact with objects in stations
      ▪ Other injuries (eg contact with animals/insects or hazardous substances)
    2. Station operations (including staff competence and capabilities, station procedures and station designs).
    3. Monitoring the strategic risk profile and high priority precursor information (where available) for the above in relation to human error, equipment failure, environment or vandalism, and on any other risks as directed by SSRG.
    4. Injuries from train accidents, trespass, suicide, or at level crossings and route crime incidents are excluded.

    Message from the chair

    PTSRG will continue to focus on the reduction of harm through the Stations Operations Chapter, prioritising and implementing outputs from the step gap workshops and developing generic bow ties for more local usage. PTSRG agenda and opportunities to improve passenger and workforce safety we will always be flexible to meet the challenges over the year ahead.

    Membership

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

    • British Transport Police
    • independent
    • infrastructure managers and owners
    • passenger train operators
    • Office of Rail and Road (observer).
    • rolling stock owners and leasing companies
    • RSSB
    • trade unions.
    Chair of committee: David Wornham , London & South Eastern Railway Ltd
    RSSB main representative: Justin Willett , Govia Thameslink Railway
    Other Members
    Company
    Representing
    Other members
    Richard Harrington
    Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB)
    Observer
    Matthew Mcneal
    Office of Rail Regulation
    Office of Rail and Road
    Kieran Kerswell
    Arriva Rail London Ltd
    Passenger Train Operating Company
    Alexander Patton
    Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
    RSSB
    Ellyn Freitas Camacho
    London & South Eastern Railway Ltd
    Other Chair
    Emma Coogan
    West Midlands Trains Ltd
    Other Chair
    Phil Barrett
    Rail Delivery Group
    Passenger Train Operating Company
    Emmanuel Akinfenwa
    Govia Thameslink Railway
    Passenger Train Operating Company
    Garry Hassell
    RMT
    Trade Union
    Paul Leach
    Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
    RSSB
    Lucy Ford
    MTR Corporation (Crossrail) Limited
    Passenger Train Operating Company
    Vincent Borg
    Aslef Trustee Company Limited
    Trade Union
    Matthew Farrell
    Office of Rail and Road
    Office of Rail and Road
    David Wornham
    London & South Eastern Railway Ltd
    Chair
    Garth Ratcliffe
    Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
    Infrastructure Manager
    Glen Austin
    XC Trains Ltd
    Passenger Train Operating Company
    John Humphries
    Locomotive Services (TOC) Limited
    Train Operating Company
    Nick Swift
    Eversholt Rail Limited
    Rolling Stock Owner
    Matthew Allingham
    British Transport Police
    BTP
    Darren Field-Thomas
    Abellio East Midlands Limited
    Passenger Train Operating Company
    John Gilchrist
    Abellio East Midlands Limited
    Trade Union
    Justin Willett
    Govia Thameslink Railway
    Passenger Train Operating Company
    Steve Enright
    Abellio Transport Group Limited
    Passenger Train Operating Company
    Tim Bellenger
    London TravelWatch
    Independent
    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.
    Kirstie Smith
    Tel: Kirstie.Smith@rssb.co.uk
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