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    Cross Industry Freight Derailment Prevention Group

    ​The Cross Industry Freight Derailment Prevention Group (XIFDPG) was established in 2015 in response to a number of recent freight train derailments.

    Scope

    The group was tasked with addressing the Office of Rail and Road's (ORR's) letter to industry titled:  Recent freight derailments: The interaction of track, vehicles and freight container loads, and potential areas for improvement, along with the outputs of the related seminar held by ORR in Crewe in 2015. 

    Message from the chair

    The industry work collectively to address concerns about freight train derailment relating to the combinational effects of track condition, vehicle sensitivity to track geometry and asymmetric loading of containers. Specifically, the ORR invited the infrastructure manager and the freight industry to work together with RSSB and others.

      Membership

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

      • 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: Jim Macfadyen , Rail Delivery Group
      RSSB main representative: Lynne Collis , Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      Other Members
      Company
      Representing
      Other members
      Les Bryant
      Davis Wagon Services Ltd
      Non Passenger Train Operator
      Patrick Talbot
      Office of Rail and Road
      Office of Rail and Road
      Julian Stow
      University of Huddersfield
      Academia
      Joss Apps
      Ricardo Rail Ltd
      Suppliers
      Jim Macfadyen
      Rail Delivery Group
      Chair
      Gary Smith
      Network Rail Freight & National Operators
      Infrastructure Manager
      Martin Osman
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Chris Saint
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      David Barney
      Victa Railfreight Limited
      Non Passenger Train Operator
      Tim Gabb
      Freightliner Limited
      Non Passenger Train Operator
      Gareth Houghton
      Colas Rail Ltd
      Infrastructure Contractor
      Gareth Tucker
      University of Huddersfield
      Suppliers
      Ian Coleman
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Liam Purcell
      Ricardo Rail Ltd
      Suppliers
      Lynne Collis
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Mark Burstow
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Neil Halliday
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Philip Rogers
      SNC-Lavalin Rail & Transit Limited
      Suppliers
      Robert Tiller
      GB Railfreight Limited
      Non Passenger Train Operator
      Simon Blake
      Aggregate Industries UK Ltd trading as Rail Freight Services
      Suppliers
      Simon Cressey
      DB Cargo (UK) Limited
      Non Passenger Train Operator
      Steve Taylor
      Private Wagon Federation
      Non Passenger Train Operator
      Stephen Tidmarsh
      SNC-Lavalin Rail & Transit Limited
      Non Passenger Train Operator
      Andy Martlew
      Direct Rail Services Limited
      Non Passenger Train Operator
      Bridget Eickhoff
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Colin Newsome
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      David Griffin
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Neil Strutt
      Network Rail Consulting
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      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.
      Giselle De Castro
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