Train Protection Strategy Group

    Scope

    The scope of the Train Protection Strategy Group (TPSG) is described in its remit. The purpose of the TPSG is to:

    • Monitor the Train Protection  Strategy, investigating the risks, mitigation and options available
    • Review the TPWS system and other train protection systems as information about the implementation of ERTMS becomes available
    • Obtain agreement with the various key stakeholders before presenting the strategy, or any findings, to the V/TC&C SIC
    • Undertake research on behalf of V/TC&C SIC, if required in the process of the delivery of the remit.

    Message from the chair

    TPSG is conducting a fundamental review of the existing Train Protection systems on the UK mainline railway.  It hopes to identify economically viable options that will manage obsolescence and further improve the safety of the network.  TPSG also monitors the performance of Train Protection systems and proposes solutions to local and short-term needs.

      Membership

      The TPSG 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
      • RSSB.
      Chair of committee: Andy Doherty
      RSSB main representative: Chris Harrison , Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      Other Members
      Company
      Representing
      Other members
      Andy Doherty
      Chair
      Sandra Parry-Husbands
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Sandra Parry-Husbands
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Chris Harrison
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Sandra Parry-Husbands
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Nick Wright
      Other Chair
      Paul Lemon
      GB Railfreight Limited
      Non Passenger Train Operator
      Nick Swift
      Eversholt Rail Limited
      Non Passenger Train Operator
      Paul Titterton
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Keith Fox
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Simon Jarrett
      The Chiltern Railway Company Ltd
      Train Operating Company
      Richard Barrow
      RSSB
      Jeremy Morling
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Andrew Simmons
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Digital Railway Programme
      Ian Maxwell
      Office of Rail and Road
      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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