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    Pantograph Harmonisation for Electrification and Rolling Stock

    Scope

    The purpose of the PANTHER SIC Subgroup is to provide the focus for the Research and development within the industry aimed at resolving: Interface issues on the mainline railway system in relation to compatibility between pantograph and overhead system with particular focus on current collection, gauge clearance and dynamic performance and provide a forum to support the resolution of cross-industry technical issues. Currently proposed projects are shown in the appendix B.The SIC Protocol defines the governance, operation and management of SICs and their subgroups

    Message from the chair

    The multifunctional PANTHER group is developing solutions to Pantograph/Overhead Contact System compatibility challenges. We have split this into themes of gauging, current collection forces, spacing of pantographs, wear and damage, and knowledge integration. Delivering this work will help reduce the risk of vehicle introduction and electrification projects, as well as improving sustainability.

      Membership

      The group's membership is made up of the following industry categories:

      • passenger train operators
      • freight and other non-passenger train operators
      • infrastructure managers and owners
      • infrastructure contractors
      • suppliers and rolling stock manufacturers
      • RSSB
      • Office of Rail and Road (observer).
      Chair of committee: David Galloway , Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      RSSB main representative: Paul Ferraby , Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      Other Members
      Company
      Representing
      Other members
      Gianluca Bush
      Eversholt Rail Limited
      V/T SIC
      Femi Obisesan
      Office of Rail and Road
      Office of Rail and Road
      David Galloway
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Chair
      Elizabeth Ingram
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Shamil Velji
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Keith Mack
      London North Eastern Railway
      V/TE SIC
      David Johnson
      DGauge Ltd
      V/S SIC
      Mark Burstow
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      V/T SIC
      Philip Doughty
      Network Rail Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Andy Martlew
      Direct Rail Services Limited
      Non Passenger Train Operator
      Andrew Hicks
      Angel Trains Ltd
      Rolling Stock Owner
      Paul Ferraby
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Paul Gray
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Nick Dudley
      London North Eastern Railway
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Mark Gough
      Office of Rail and Road
      Office of Rail and Road
      Stephen Fielder
      Wabtec Rail Limited
      Suppliers
      Richard Stainton
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      S Cullingford
      Wabtec Rail Limited
      Suppliers
      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.
      Liz Ingram
      Tel: 020 3142 5522
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