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    Vehicle / Train Control & Communications

    The Vehicle/Train Control & Communications System Interface Committee (V/TC&C SIC) was established to provide the focus for vehicle/train control systems, telecommunications and signalling issues on behalf of the industry. This includes supporting and informing the industry’s Rail Technical Strategy (out), including the long-term strategy for the interfaces.

    Scope

    The scope of the V/TC&C SIC is defined in itsremit and includes:Maintaining performance and availability of currently deployed systems and investigating the potential for new systems.Adding value to existing assets by ensuring that at the interface the most cost-effective solution is sought, compatible with balancing the needs of safety and performanceUtilising research to investigate new technology as well as improving the interfaceDelivering strategic research programmes to the Technical Strategy Leadership GroupProposing new, and changes to, Railway Group Standards and Guidance NotesSustaining the life of current systems and carrying out research to support future developments.

    Message from the chair

    V/TC&C SIC provides expertise and strategic knowledge of train control systems, signalling, telecommunications, operations and rolling stock.  We develop and deliver control, command and communications solutions that provide the best overall systems to serve the needs and expectations of our Customers.

    Membership

    The V/TC&C SIC 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
    • suppliers and rolling stock manufacturers
    • RSSB
    • Department for Transport
    • Office of Rail and Road
    Chair of committee: Clive Burrows , First Group PLC
    RSSB main representative: Stuart McFarland , Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
    Other Members
    Company
    Representing
    Other members
    Marcus Askell
    Rail Delivery Group
    Passenger Train Operating Company
    Pat McFadden
    Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
    Digital Railway Programme
    Benjamin Heydecker
    University College London
    Academia
    Clive Burrows
    First Group PLC
    Passenger Train Operating Company
    Roisin Mulvany
    Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
    RSSB
    David Choda
    Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
    Infrastructure Manager
    Jeremy Morling
    Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
    Infrastructure Manager
    John Collins
    Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
    Infrastructure Manager
    Clive Roberts
    University of Birmingham
    Academia
    Maya Petkova
    Rail For London (Infrastructure) Limited
    Infrastructure Manager
    Nadia Hoodbhoy
    Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
    Infrastructure Manager
    John Preston
    University of Southampton
    Academia
    Simon Cressey
    DB Cargo (UK) Limited
    Non Passenger Train Operator
    Andy Stringer
    Siemens Mobility Limited (MRX)
    Suppliers
    Niall Le Mage
    Department For Transport
    DfT
    Stephen Williams
    Office of Rail and Road
    Office of Rail and Road
    Paul Gray
    Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
    RSSB
    Stuart McFarland
    Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
    RSSB
    Jennifer Gladding
    Porterbrook Leasing Company Limited
    Rolling Stock Owner
    Robert Clayden
    Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
    Infrastructure Manager
    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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