Vehicle Communications Advisory Group


    The scope of the Body Vehicle Communications Advisory Group (VCAG) is described within its remit.

    VCAG covers the mandated systems for train communication, voice, and data:

    • Cab Secure Radio (CSR) National Radio Network (NRN) Radio bearer aspects of Radio Electronic Token Block (RETB) Global System Mobile Communication – Public (GSM-P) GSM-R and Interim Voice Radio System (IVRS) ERTMS data bearer over GSM-R Any systems identified by FC&PS AG or V/TC&C SIC

    The VCAG can work as a drafting review group for standards on telecommunication protocols for optional systems as they arise, such as:

    • Radio frequency identification systems (RFID)
    • Driver advisory systems (DAS)

    Message from the chair

    The message from the Chairman will appear here shortly.


      A representative from each of the following organisations/sectors:

      • passenger train operators
      • rolling stock owners and leasing companies
      • infrastructure managers and owners
      • suppliers and rolling stock manufacturers
      • RSSB
      • Office of Rail and Road (observer).
      Chair of committee: Nick Wright , First Group PLC
      RSSB main representative: Jianhong Jin , Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      Other Members
      Other members
      Roisin Mulvany
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      Nick Wright
      First Group PLC
      Train Operating Company
      Steve Morecroft
      Thales Group
      Stephen Williams
      Office of Rail and Road
      Martin Morgan
      Telent Technology Services Limited
      Paul Cooper
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Richard Carr
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      Terry Ingram
      London & South Eastern Railway Ltd
      Train Operating Company
      Michael Bailey
      Siemens PLC
      Jianhong Jin
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      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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