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    Wheelset Management Group

    Scope

    The scope of the Vehicle/Track Wheelset Management Group (WMG) is described in its remit.

    WMG is a subgroup to the Vehicle / Track System Interface Committee (V/T SIC).  Its purpose is to provide an industry forum for wheelset management issues. The scope includes the following components of a wheelset:

    • Axle
    • Monobloc wheel
    • Wheel centre, tyre and retaining ring
    • Axle bearings
    • Brake disc
    • Transmission or final drive, including suspension tubes
    • Axle box / radial arm.

    Message from the chair

    V/T WMG covers all aspects of railway wheelsets used on the UK rail network, including Safety performance, applicable Standards (both new, current and legacy for design, manufacture and maintenance etc.), the supply chain, maintenance best practice and applicable research.  The scope of wheelset components covered includes axles; monobloc wheels; wheel centres, tyres and retaining rings; axle bearings; brake discs; transmissions or final drives, including suspension tubes and axle boxes / radial arms.

      Membership

      The WMG has members representing these industry stakeholders:

      • passenger train operators
      • rolling stock owners and leasing companies
      • infrastructure managers and owners
      • suppliers and rolling stock manufacturers
      • RSSB.
      Chair of committee: Andrew James , First Trenitalia West Coast Rail Ltd
      RSSB main representative: Paul Ferraby , Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      Other Members
      Company
      Representing
      Other members
      Andy Bell
      West Midlands Trains Ltd
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Gary Tremble
      Northern Trains Limited
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Amal Makki
      Rail Delivery Group
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Keith Hutchins
      Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd
      Suppliers
      Adam Bevan
      University of Huddersfield
      Suppliers
      Edward Blacoe
      Eversholt Rail Limited
      Rolling Stock Owner
      Julian Betts
      Govia Thameslink Railway
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Keith Mack
      London North Eastern Railway
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Mark Burstow
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Martin Clarke
      Consultant
      Independent
      Paul Ferraby
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Paul Gray
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Peter Hubbard
      Trenitalia C2C Limited
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Tim Gabb
      Freightliner Limited
      Non Passenger Train Operator
      Simon Groom
      Alstom Transport UK Ltd
      Manufacturers
      Simon Jarrett
      The Chiltern Railway Company Ltd
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Brian Lees
      National Express Group Plc
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Michael Howarth
      Northern Trains Limited
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      William Marshall
      Abellio Scotrail Limited
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Riaz Ghumra
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Mike Cochrane
      Hitachi Rail Limited
      Train Operating Company
      Almaas Chaudhary
      Hitachi Rail Limited
      Train Operating Company
      Philip Sharples
      The University of Sheffield
      Academia
      Ross Short
      Abellio Scotrail Limited
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      David Polhill
      Rail Delivery Group
      Independent
      Les Bryant
      Davis Wagon Services Ltd
      Non Passenger Train Operator
      Lauren Hunt
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Andrew James
      First Trenitalia West Coast Rail Ltd
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Steve Taylor
      Private Wagon Federation
      Private Wagon Federation
      Roger Deuce
      Bombardier Transportation GmbH
      Manufacturers
      Michael Strange
      Eurostar International Ltd
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Kelvin Pinnock
      London & South Eastern Railway Ltd
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Neil Pimperton
      LUR
      Suppliers
      Antony Boyle
      Harsco Rail Ltd
      Suppliers
      David Fisher
      Colas Rail Ltd
      Non Passenger Train Operator
      David Vincent
      Perpetuum
      Suppliers
      Sam Foulkes
      LUR
      Suppliers
      Nass Dadkah
      Heathrow Express
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      David Pearce
      Heathrow Express
      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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