Sustainable Rail Executive
SRE is the industry’s committee which:
- Drives forward the development of an ambitious, affordable and coherent sustainability blueprint to make rail the leading mode of sustainable transport.
- Co-ordinates policy and industry responses to sustainability challenges, influencing governments to weigh investment choices in rail against sustainability outcomes in other modes.
- Collates and reports the combined efforts of the industry into a single, understandable view.
- Reviews industry’s progress and provides challenge where it is needed, holding duty holders to account.
- Assesses sustainability funding and identifies shortfalls, impressing upon funders the need for further support.
Rail Leader Update – Sustainability
RSSB is working with cross-industry groups and committees to support industry as it seeks to respond to the climate emergency and ensure a sustainable future. In this sustainability update, Angela Cruickshanks, Sustainable Rail Programme Lead, shares on the projects that are currently under way.
Sustainable Rail Leadership Group
The purpose of the Sustainable Rail Leadership Group (SRLG) is to enable the rail industry to deliver a more sustainable railway efficiently and effectively through adoption of the Rail Sustainable Rail Blueprint.
Subgroups of the Sustainable Rail Leadership Group
Air Quality Working GroupThe Air Quality Working Group (AQWG) is a specialist group reporting to the Sustainable Rail Leadership Group (SRLG). This working group facilitates industry collaboration on the development and delivery of UK rail’s strategic framework to meet its air quality ambitions.
Climate Change Adaptation Working Group
Decarb Working GroupThe purpose of the Decarb Working Group (DWG) is to lead, oversee and guide the industry in contributing to the government’s net-zero emissions target by 2050. The group will also define the strategic approach for the rail industry.
Infrastructure Carbon Working GroupThe Infrastructure Carbon Working Group (ICWG) has been set up to deliver the net zero carbon rail element of the Sustainable Rail Blueprint (SRB). The group has a particular focus on two of the SRB’s strategic aims: net zero assets and net zero value chain.
Natural Value Working Group
Noise Working GroupThe purpose of the Noise Working Group (NWG) is to lead a coherent and clear narrative on noise and vibration within the rail industry. The group will collate ideas from across the industry and influence policy, legislation, and standards.
Rail Environment ForumThe Rail Environment Forum (REF) is the expert group leading on environmental issues relating to passengers, railway stations and freight operators in Great Britain. The forum aims to enable the rail industry, to effectively manage environmental risk, reduce all negative environmental impacts while enhancing positive environmental impacts.
Rail Social Value Tool Steering GroupThe Rail Social Value Tool Steering Group (RSVT SG) brings together key users of the Rail Social Value Tool (RSVT) to provide a governance function for the RSVT and to inform and guide the ongoing development of the tool. The RSVT enables rail organisations to forecast, monitor and evaluate the data they collect relating to social value.
Sustainable Rail Blueprint Working GroupThe aim of the Sustainable Rail Blueprint Working Group (SRBWG) is to facilitate collaboration and align the industry’s aims and objectives to establish an affordable and coherent sustainability strategy. The group will also provide the sustainability expertise required for the Long-Term Strategy for Rail (LTSfR).
Social Sustainability Working GroupThe purpose of the Social Sustainability Working Group (SSWG) is to facilitate cross industry collaboration on the social sustainability agenda. This includes social impact, social performance and social value.
The SRE has members representing these industry stakeholders:
- Non Passenger Train Operators
- Passenger Train Operators
- Infrastructure Managers
- Department for Transport
- Office of Rail and Road
- Freight companies
- Rolling Stock Owners
Chair of committee: Malcolm Brown, Angel Trains Ltd
RSSB main representative: George Davies
Name Company Representing Status Andrea Rossi DB Cargo (UK) Limited Non Passenger Train Operators Member Andrew Bagnall Rail Delivery Group Passenger Train Operators Member Bethan Stokes Department for Transport (DfT) Government Member Bill Reeve Transport Scotland Government Member Clive Burrows First Rail Holdings Limited Passenger Train Operators Member Daniel Mann Rail Delivery Group Passenger Train Operators Member Danny Fox Transport For London (TFL) Government Member Darren Caplan Railway Industry Association (RIA) Suppliers Member David Clarke Rail Industry Association (RIA) RIA Member Dyan Crowther HS1 Limited Infrastructure Managers Member Emma Alexander First Rail Holdings Passenger Train Operators Member George Davies RSSB RSSB Member Helen Lobb RSSB RSSB IGM Member Huw Davies Transport for Wales Government Member Jennifer Elevique Department for Transport Government Member Jo Lewington Network Rail Infrastructure Limited Infrastructure Managers Alternate John Larkinson Office of Rail and Road Regulator Member Johnny Schute RSSB RSSB Member Karl Watts Rail Operations (UK) Ltd Non Passenger Train Operators Member Laura Harding HS2 Infrastructure Managers Member Leyton Powell Transport for Wales Government Member Lilli Matson Transport For London (TFL) Government Member Louise Ward Freightliner Limited Non Passenger Train Operators Member Maggie Simpson Rail Freight Group Non Passenger Train Operators Member Malcolm Brown Angel Trains Ltd Rolling Stock Owners Chair Mark Gaynor Rail Partners Limited Passenger Train Operators Member Martin Frobisher Network Rail Infrastructure Limited Infrastructure Manager Member Matthew Golton First TransPennine Express Limited Passenger Train Operators Member Paul Taylor Colas Rail Limited Infrastructure Managers Member Peter Miller High Speed Two (HS2) Limited Infrastructure Managers Member Richard Allen The Chiltern Railway Company Ltd Passenger Train Operators Member Richard Thorp High Speed 1 Limited Infrastructure Managers Member Rob Evans Siemens Mobility Limited Suppliers Member Sam Longman Transport for London (TfL) Infrastructure Managers Member Tim Burleigh Eversholt Rail Limited Rolling Stock Owners Member Tim Robins High Speed Two (HS2) Limited Infrastructure Managers Member