European Engagement Forum

    Scope

    The Forum’s coverage includes sharing information on emerging domestic, European wide and International legislation, standards,  associated tools and guidance and any processes that could have an impact on the operation of GB Railways including:  

    • EC Directives; both safety and interoperability    
    • EC Regulations; e.g. Common Safety Methods and Technical Specifications for Interoperability   
    • Common Safety Targets published by the European Union Agency for Rail  
    • UK Acts, Regulations, associated Approved Codes of Practice and Guidance 
    • Updates on developments from European governance groups and their potential impacts on industry; e.g. from The European Union Agency for Rail and the Railway Interoperability and Safety Committee
    • Determining single GB view, where possible.  
    • Providing a forward view on key emerging issues that affect GB and protect the GB position on cost and complexity.
     

    Message from the chair

    The European Engagement Forum is where members of the rail industry get together to share information on emerging European legislation and associated domestic legislation, tools, guidance and processes that have an impact on the operation of the railways in Great Britain. This helps provide clarity around emerging issues, helping to minimise costs and maximise benefits. Topics include the Railway Interoperability Directive, the Railway Safety Directive, Common Safety Methods and Technical Specifications for Interoperability.

      Membership

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

      • Rock Rail Holdings
      • infrastructure managers and owners
      • suppliers and rolling stock manufacturers
      • RSSB
      • Department for Transport (observer)
      • Office of Rail and Road (observer).
      Chair of committee: Stefano Valentino , Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB main representative: Stefano Valentino , Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      Other Members
      Company
      Representing
      Other members
      Stefano Valentino
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      Hannah Blackmore-Beckham
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Alan Bell
      Office of Rail and Road
      Observer
      Ann Mills
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      David Griffin
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      George Bearfield
      Rock Rail Holdings Limited
      Kevin Thompson
      Mark Norton
      Department For Transport
      Industry Association
      Martin brennan
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      Martin Jones
      Office of Rail and Road
      Observer
      Vaibhav Puri
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      Ian Blanchard
      Network Rail Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Peter Theobald
      Rail Delivery Group
      Dominic Wall
      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.
      Hannah Blackmore-Beckham
      Tel: 020 3142 5582
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