Freight Technical Committee

    Scope

    The purpose of the Freight Technical Committee (FTC) is to:

    • Consider technical matters relating to the design, construction, maintenance, repair, interfaces, operation, knowledge, updates, and standards applicable to freight vehicles
    • Develop joint FTC Rail Industry Standards and Codes of Practice for freight vehicles.

    The scope to include both domestic and European registered vehicles.

    The group reports to the Rolling Stock Standards Committee.

    Message from the chair

    FTC focuses on the rail freight industry. We consider the relationship between national and international standards and regulations affecting the freight sector, as well as technical and operational issues. We also act as a forum to support research related to the freight industry.

      Membership

      The Freight Technical Committee has members representing these industry stakeholders:

      • freight and other non-passenger train operators
      • infrastructure managers and owners
      • RSSB
      • Private Wagon Federation
      • invited technical experts.
      Chair of committee: Daniel Hamm , Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB main representative: Neil Halliday
      Other Members
      Company
      Representing
      Other members
      Hannah Blackmore-Beckham
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Daniel Hamm
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      Chair
      Les Bryant
      Davis Wagon Services Ltd
      Manufacturers
      Steve Taylor
      Private Wagon Federation
      Private Wagon Federation
      James Ambrose
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Nigel Day
      VTg Rail UK Ltd
      ECM
      Etienne Spormeyeur
      Touax Rail
      ECM
      Av Collaco
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Supplier
      Richard Allen
      ERMEWA
      ECM
      Jeremy Bowler
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Neil Halliday
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Guy Peasley
      GB Railfreight Limited
      Non Passenger Train Operator
      Tim Gabb
      Freightliner Limited
      ECM
      James Carr
      Direct Rail Services Limited
      Non Passenger Train Operator
      David Barney
      Victa Railfreight Limited
      Non Passenger Train Operator
      Ian Beattie
      Direct Rail Services Limited
      Non Passenger Train Operator
      Gareth Houghton
      Colas Rail Ltd
      Non Passenger Train Operator
      Paul Frary
      Office of Rail and Road
      Observer
      Alan Aitken
      Wabtec Corporation
      Supplier
      Nigel Green
      Nigel Green Consultants
      ECM
      Gordon Virgo
      Network Rail Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Simon Cressey
      DB Cargo (UK) Limited
      ECM
      Alan Bowkett
      STVA
      Independent
      John Stupple
      Channel Commercials Plc
      ECM
      Alan Lee
      Devon and Cornwall Railways Limited
      ECM
      Ted Farrance
      Plasmor UK
      ECM
      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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