Tunnel Expert Group

    Scope

    The purpose of the GB Rail Industry Tunnels Expert Group (TEG) is to provide a forum for representatives from the railway industry responsible for the specification, design, commissioning and upgrading of railway tunnels. Its focus would be on liaison in the areas of aerodynamics, tunnel ventilation, pollution (air quality issues), thermal environment and cooling, fire safety and evacuation procedures, to:

    • Understand the relevant technical background relating to tunnel aerodynamics, fire safety and evacuation
    • Share and exchange expertise and experience
    • Examine lessons learned from things that did not go to plan
    • Maintain and develop knowledge base
    • Identify any requirements for new research and source funding for Implementation.

    Message from the chair

    TEG is responsible for the specification, design, commissioning and upgrading of railway tunnels.  We focus on aerodynamics, tunnel ventilation, pollution, thermal environment and cooling, fire safety and evacuation procedures. This work will enable industry to understand issues, share and exchange information, examine lessons learned, maintain and develop our knowledge base, and identify requirements for new research.

      Membership

      The Tunnel Expert Group has members representing the following industry categories:

      • rolling stock owners and leasing companies
      • freight and other non-passenger train operator
      • infrastructure managers and owners
      • suppliers and rolling stock manufacturers
      • London Fire Brigade
      • RSSB.
      Chair of committee: John Lane , Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB main representative: John Lane , Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      Other Members
      Company
      Representing
      Other members
      Rob Eggleton
      Network Rail Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      David Bulbrook
      London Fire Brigade
      John Lane
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Roisin Mulvany
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Syd Scrace
      Hitachi Rail Limited
      Suppliers
      David Eckford
      Mott Macdonald Group Ltd
      Suppliers
      Gerard Canisius
      Canisius
      Suppliers
      Graham Neil
      Transport For London (TFL)
      Industry Association
      Graham Gash
      GFG Road and Rail
      Non Passenger Train Operator
      James Holland
      Network Rail Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Mark Gilbey
      WSP UK Limited
      Suppliers
      Mark Lincoln
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Jeremy Hodge
      British Cables Association
      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.
      Roisin Mulvany
      Tel: 020 3142 5579
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