The scope of the Aerodynamics GB Working Group covers issues relating to aerodynamics. It covers the following areas of work:All matters of relevance and interest to the railway industry in the field of aerodynamics (the effects of a train moving through the air) including wind and wind loading.

    Acting as the RSSB stakeholder group within the rail industry to commission and co-ordinate research and development in aerodynamics in accordance with the Infrastructure Topic Research Plan, Area 7 Aerodynamics.

    To support the implementation of aerodynamics in standards through the provision of expert advice to the Infrastructure and Rolling Stock Standards Committees. Minutes of the working group and its outputs are discussed at both the Infrastructure and Rolling Stock Standards Committees and also at the Freight Technical Committee. The group reports to both the Infrastructure and Rolling Stock Standards Committees. The working group may also report to the Vehicle/Structures System Interface Committee on matters of aerodynamic research. Expertise areas covered are all aspects of railway aerodynamics in the open air and in tunnels, European standards, and TSIs.

    Message from the chair

    Aero GB WG deals with topics in railway aerodynamics.  It is the UK mirror group to CEN TC256 WG6. It provides a forum for UK rail experts to contribute to, have oversight of and comment on the standards produced by WG6.


      The committee has members representing the following industry categories:

      • 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
      • British Standards Institution
      • RSSB.
      Chair of Committee:
      RSSB main representative: Terry Johnson , Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      Other Members
      Other members
      Lucy Powell
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      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.
      William Westcott
      Tel: 0203 142 5692
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