Train Control Technical sub-group


    The scope of the Body Train Control Technical Sub-group (TCTSG) is described in its remit. 

    The scope also includes the technical and operational aspects of train control and train protection systems, specifically but not limited  to:

    • TPWS
    • AWS
    • ATP
    • TCA
    • ETCS/ERTMS issues requiring resolution as delegated by the V/TC&C SIC
    • Issues to be dealt with delegated by the V/TC&C SIC or the ETCS project
    • Other issues delegated by the V/TC&C SIC

    The purpose of the TCTSG shall be to assist the railway industry, under the direction of V/TC&C SIC, to manage technical and operational aspects of train control, train protection systems, and system interfaces in a safe, cost-effective, and efficient way.

    Message from the chair

    TCTSG monitors the national performance of existing railway safety systems which have, or require, an interface between their trackside and trainborne elements, such as the Automatic Warning System, Train Protection Warning System, and Automatic Train Protection.  TCTSG supports improvements to the relevant standards from system modification or enhancement, to addressing issues arising from the regular review and lessons learned.



      The TCTSG 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.
      Chair of committee: Nick Wright , First Group PLC
      RSSB main representative: David Bulgin , Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      Other Members
      Other members
      Nick Wright
      First Group PLC
      Train Operating Company
      Gemma Johnson
      CAF Rail UK
      Peter Hubbard
      Trenitalia C2C Limited
      Train Operating Company
      Mark Molyneux
      Rail Delivery Group
      Train Operating Company
      Euan Rideout
      Freightliner Limited
      Non Passenger Train Operator
      Laurence Jary
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      Max Natola
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Paul Harris
      Thales Group
      David Bulgin
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      Sam Newcombe-Malins
      Bombardier Transportation UK Limited
      Rolling Stock Owner
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