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    Infrastructure Standards Committee

    Scope

    Within the scope defined in its remit, the committee’s coverage includes all railway infrastructure other than signalling, telecommunications, and electrification equipment. It also includes the management of risk from the railway environment. Coverage includes:

    • Track, drainage, earthworks, and structures supporting or protecting the track
    • Other adjacent structures and buildings that could affect the safety of the railway
    • Tunnels
    • Station infrastructure
    • Infrastructure for access to or along the railway
    • Level crossing surfaces
    • Lineside security
    • Environmental conditions (managing the risk from vegetation, weather and water)
    • Structures used to support signalling, telecommunications, electrification, lighting, and other equipment (such as gantries)
    • Consideration of the interfaces between any of these items and those covered by other standards committees.

    Message from the chair

    The Infrastructure Standards Committee is the cross-industry decision making body for standards on track, gauging, stations and structures. These are the infrastructure related Railway Group Standards (containing National Technical Rules), Rail Industry Standards, and Rail Industry Guidance Notes. The Committee also supports R&D projects funded by the DfT.

    The Committee's collective expertise can be used to help the industry beyond standards, such as solving problems in asset management, and working towards a low carbon railway.

    Membership

    The Infrastructure Standards Committee has members representing these industry stakeholders:

    • passenger train operators
    • rolling stock owners and leasing companies
    • freight and other non-passenger train operators
    • infrastructure managers and owners
    • infrastructure contractors
    • suppliers and rolling stock manufacturers
    • RSSB.
    Chair of committee: Jessal Murarji , Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
    RSSB main representative: Neil Gofton , Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
    Other Members
    Company
    Representing
    Other members
    Ben Wilkinson
    Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
    Infrastructure Manager
    Andrew Jannaway
    Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
    Infrastructure Manager
    Ian Grimes
    Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
    Infrastructure Manager
    Jessal Murarji
    Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
    RSSB
    Hannah Blackmore-Beckham
    Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
    RSSB
    David Brown
    Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
    Infrastructure Manager
    Syd Scrace
    Hitachi Rail Limited
    Suppliers
    Colin Newsome
    Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
    Infrastructure Manager
    David Polhill
    Rail Delivery Group
    Passenger Train Operating Company
    Gavin Mcdonald
    Colas Rail Ltd
    Infrastructure Contractor
    Joss Apps
    Ricardo Rail Ltd
    Suppliers
    Neil Gofton
    Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
    RSSB
    Niall Fagan
    Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
    Infrastructure Manager
    Tom Wilson
    WSP UK Limited
    Suppliers
    Gareth Houghton
    Colas Rail Ltd
    Non Passenger Train Operator
    Craig O'Brien
    UKTram Limited
    Observer
    Dermot Carroll
    Department For Transport
    Observer
    David Coles
    Department For Transport
    Observer
    Nick Tedstone
    Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
    Infrastructure Manager
    Anthony Dewar
    Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
    Infrastructure Manager
    Chris Talbot
    Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
    Infrastructure Manager
    John Lane
    Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
    RSSB
    Luisa Freitas
    Office of Rail and Road
    Observer
    Mark Downes
    Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
    Infrastructure Manager
    Andrew Hicks
    Angel Trains Ltd
    Rolling Stock Owner
    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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