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    Trespass Risk Group

    Trespass is a key industry risk which still results in fatalities and serious injuries across the rail industry from stations to depots including infrastructure. Those affected are employees, contractors, Office of Rail and Road (ORR) and officers of the British Transport Police (BTP) and the wider public.

    Scope

    Risk to passengers and members of the public at all locations resulting from trespass carried out for all reasons other than suicide e.g

    • Theft (including burglary)
    • Criminal damage
    • Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB)
    • Short cuts
    • Platform Issues (short notice changes, urinating etc)

    Message from the chair

    The Trespass Risk Group is an industry body committed to reducing acts of trespass on the UK rail network. Its objective is to ensure the safety of the travelling public and railway staff, and to minimise disruption to them caused by trespass, theft and vandalism. This applies as well to freight, where the protection of goods and rolling stock needs to be ensured at all times.

    The railway will always be an attractive location for some malfeasant groups, as well as those who trespass meaning no harm, and the TRG exists to:

    • Monitor levels of trespass, theft and vandalism across the UK rail system with the objective of minimising future events;
    • Identify and promote new forms of deterrent to those groups who target or misuse the railway;
    • Inform the wider public about the offence of trespass on the railway and why it is both dangerous and highly disruptive;
    • Ensure that all rail industry parties are represented, and outside organisations where necessary in mitigating trespass;
    • To review changes in legislation and to consider the implication of reports (e.g. RAIB) and prosecutions regarding trespass; and
    • To provide confidence to passengers and freight users that the network work is safe and secure.

    Trespass is not a new problem and the TRG works to make sure that people do not become complacent to the risk and to raise awareness across the industry.

      Membership

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

      • British Transport Police
      • trade unions
      • passenger train operators
      • freight and other non-passenger train operators
      • infrastructure managers and owners
      • suppliers and rolling stock manufacturers
      • RSSB
      • Office of Rail and Road (observer).
      Chair of committee: Oliver Bratton , Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      RSSB main representative: Siona Vass , Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      Other Members
      Company
      Representing
      Other members
      Alison Evans
      British Transport Police
      Industry Association
      Louise McNally
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Siona Vass
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Robert Haddon
      Ove Arup & Partners International Ltd T/A Arup
      Infrastructure Contractor
      Walter Cartwright
      DB Cargo International Limited
      Freight Operator
      Alessandro Finistrella
      First MTR South Western Trains Ltd
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Donna Mitchell
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Karl Nash
      Hitachi Rail Limited
      Manufacturers
      Oliver Bratton
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Ben Shirley
      Office of Rail and Road
      Observer
      Chris Garfitt
      Hitachi Rail Limited
      Manufacturers
      Hannah Chan
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Iain Palmer
      Trenitalia C2C Limited
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Ian Stevens
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Paul Clyndes
      RMT
      Trade Union
      Philip Mamode
      Transport For London (TFL)
      Infrastructure Manager
      Rebecca Silk
      Network Rail Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Rebecca Warren
      British Transport Police
      Industry Association
      David Turner
      WH Malcolm Ltd
      Non Passenger Train Operator
      Steve Rhymes
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Victoria Pond
      The Chiltern Railway Company Ltd
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Vince James
      Network Rail Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Steve Longden
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Paul Clyndes
      RMT
      Trade Union
      Philip Mamode
      Transport For London (TFL)
      Infrastructure Manager
      Rebecca Silk
      Network Rail Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Rebecca Warren
      British Transport Police
      Industry Association
      Jennifer Oxley
      Transport For London (TFL)
      Train Operating Company
      Ben Shirley
      Office of Rail and Road
      Observer
      Chris Garfitt
      Hitachi Rail Limited
      Manufacturers
      Hannah Chan
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Iain Palmer
      Trenitalia C2C Limited
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Ian Stevens
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Paul Clyndes
      RMT
      Trade Union
      Philip Mamode
      Transport For London (TFL)
      Infrastructure Manager
      Rebecca Silk
      Network Rail Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Rebecca Warren
      British Transport Police
      Industry Association
      Steve Rhymes
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      David Turner
      WH Malcolm Ltd
      Non Passenger Train Operator
      Victoria Pond
      The Chiltern Railway Company Ltd
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Vince James
      Network Rail Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Steve Longden
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Alison Evans
      British Transport Police
      Industry Association
      Ann Mills
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Louise McNally
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Siona Vass
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Robert Haddon
      Ove Arup & Partners International Ltd T/A Arup
      Infrastructure Contractor
      Jennifer Oxley
      Transport For London (TFL)
      Train Operating Company
      Alessandro Finistrella
      First MTR South Western Trains Ltd
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Ann Mills
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      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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