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    Vehicle / Track System Interface Committee

    The Vehicle/Track SIC (V/T SIC) was established to provide the focus for the interface between the vehicle wheel and the rail and between the vehicle and track interaction.

    Scope

    The scope of the V/T SIC is defined in its remit and aims to:

    • Define the geometry condition of the wheel/rail interface
    • Set out permitted track geometry, including curve radius, installed cant, vertical curvature
    • Define the permitted track conditions for the type of track, namely Mainline
    • Identify the allowable wheelset parameters, such as gauge, conicity, profile, axle load, for the trains that operate on the network
    • Maintain the wheel/rail interface within the prescribed limits and ensure safety of the railway
    • Implement processes to ensure sustainability of the railway
    • Ensure systems exist for seasonal maintenance activities and revised to account for seasonal variation
    • Utilise systems to monitor the condition at the wheel/rail interface. Data collected by these systems is to be analysed and distributed to the appropriate party for the monitoring of performance and programme rectification activities.

    Message from the chair

    V/T SIC looks for solutions that increase the economic efficiency of the railway's wheel/rail interface.  We have made progress with the passenger train to rail interface,  and will now focus our efforts on the freight train to rail interface.  Our sub-groups, including the Adhesion Research Group, have delivered solutions to help the railway's autumnal performance. The multiple sander and magnetic track brake solutions are now in the delivery phase.

    Membership

    The V/T SIC provides for representation from industry categories including:

    • passenger train operators
    • rolling stock owners and leasing companies
    • freight and other non-passenger train operators
    • infrastructure managers and owners
    • suppliers and rolling stock manufacturers
    • RSSB
    Chair of committee: Andy Doherty , Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
    RSSB main representative: Neil Gofton , Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
    Other Members
    Company
    Representing
    Other members
    Caitriona Hannon
    Transport For London (TFL)
    Passenger Train Operating Company
    Paul Gray
    Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
    RSSB
    Matt Gillen
    Office of Rail and Road
    Office of Rail and Road
    Dermot Kelly
    Office of Rail and Road
    Office of Rail and Road
    Mark Molyneux
    Rail Delivery Group
    Passenger Train Operating Company
    Lauren Hunt
    Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
    RSSB
    Julian Stow
    University of Huddersfield
    Academia
    Guy Peasley
    GB Railfreight Limited
    Non Passenger Train Operator
    Anup Chalisey
    Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
    RSSB
    Andy Doherty
    Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
    Infrastructure Manager
    Neil Ovenden
    Rail Delivery Group
    Passenger Train Operating Company
    Bjoern Kaempfer
    Siemens Mobility Limited
    Suppliers
    Brian Whitney
    Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
    Infrastructure Manager
    Mark Burstow
    Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
    Infrastructure Manager
    Nick Swift
    Eversholt Rail Limited
    Passenger Train Operating Company
    Tim Gabb
    Freightliner Limited
    Non Passenger Train Operator
    Neil Gofton
    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.
    Roisin Mulvany
    Tel: 020 3142 5579
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