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    Heritage Train Risk Group

    The Heritage Train Risk Group (HTRG) supports industry stakeholders involved with the operation of heritage trains (as defined by the RSSB heritage standards) on the GB mainline railway (mainline heritage train services). HTRG is the lead industry coordination group in the niche area of mainline heritage train services within ‘Leading Health and Safety on Britain’s Railway (LHSBR)'.

    Scope

    Developing and monitoring the strategic risk profile for mainline heritage train services and defining measures to manage the risks associated with the following LHSBR priority risk areas:

    TO – Train Operations

    • Heritage train accidents and incidents on the national rail network.
    • Interface between heritage train operator and other associated heritage organisations.

    ST – Station Operations

    • Specific focus on the demographic of mainline heritage train passengers.
    • Liaison with station operators for platform-train interface including dispatch risk.

    WS – Workforce Safety

    • Specific focus on the unique aspects of mainline heritage train services, including risks arising from the maintenance, preparation and operation of steam locomotives and presence of volunteers, non-railway industry personnel, etc.

    RS – Rolling Stock Asset Integrity

    • Management of corrosion, fatigue and wear of vehicles beyond their expected design life.
    • Retention of collective technical knowledge of obsolete equipment not otherwise used on the mainline railway.
    • Servicing of heritage locomotives and stock.

    PB – Public Behaviour

    • Behaviour of mainline heritage train passengers onboard heritage trains.
    • Lineside trespass.

    Message from the chair

    HTRG accepts it role within LHSBR as supporting the safe and efficient operation of mainline heritage train services to ensure that they do not adversely affect the safe and efficient operation of regular mainline services but promote a positive image of railways to the general public. To achieve this, HTRG will actively both identify and respond to current and future risk challenges in step with the wider GB mainline railway industry.

      Membership

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

      • heritage train operators
      • heritage vehicle owners and maintainers
      • infrastructure managers and owners
      • RSSB
      • Office of Rail and Road (observer).
      Chair of committee: Graham Nicholas
      RSSB main representative: John Barber , Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      Other Members
      Company
      Representing
      Other members
      Simon Scott
      The Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust
      Rolling Stock Owner
      Graham Nicholas
      Chair
      Julian Clark
      Belmond British Pullman Ltd
      Rolling Stock Owner
      Nick Collins
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Malcolm Gelsthorpe
      West Coast Railway Company Limited
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Stephen Wainwright
      Freightliner Limited
      Industry Association
      Thomas Coley
      DB Cargo (UK) Limited
      Non Passenger Train Operator
      Colin Green
      Riley & Son Electromec Ltd
      Rolling Stock Owner
      Charles Paget
      Riviera Trains
      Rolling Stock Owner
      Nicolas Edwards
      DB Cargo (UK) Limited
      Non Passenger Train Operator
      Daniel Fredriksson
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      David Galloway
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Dougie Hill
      Direct Rail Services Limited
      Non Passenger Train Operator
      Philippa Murphy
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Paul Lemon
      GB Railfreight Limited
      Non Passenger Train Operator
      Peter Williams
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Chris Beet
      West Coast Railway Company Limited
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Jonathan Rawlinson
      Locomotive Services (TOC) Limited
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Karen Barnes
      Office of Rail and Road
      Office of Rail and Road
      James Webb
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Alex Williams
      Deltic Preservation Society
      Rolling Stock Owner
      Ben Mason
      Vintage Trains Limited
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Bob Meanley
      Tyseley Locomotive Works Limited
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      James Cox
      Swanage Railway Company Limited
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Mick Rawling
      West Coast Railway Company Limited
      Heritage Rail Association
      Steve Wood
      Heritage Railway Association
      Rolling Stock Owner
      Hugh Harkett
      Heritage Railway Association
      Rolling Stock Owner
      Paul Thomas
      Mid Hants Railway
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      James Gibbons
      Hasting Diesel Limited
      Rolling Stock Owner
      Ian Bertram
      Bertram-Ross Limited
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Rachel Leech
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Graeme Bunker
      A1 Steam Locomotive Trust
      Rolling Stock Owner
      Ian Stone
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      James Marshall
      Westcoast Railway Company
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Liz Parkes
      North Yorkshire Moors Railway Enterprises PLC
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Philip Johnson
      DB Cargo (UK) Limited
      Non Passenger Train Operator
      John Humphries
      Locomotive Services (TOC) Limited
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      David Griffin
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      John Barber
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Anthony Haynes
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Andy Taylor
      West Coast Railway Company Limited
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Do you need to get in touch with this group?
      Contact our Assistant Strategic Implementation Manager about the next meeting or about vacancies within this group.
      Lucy Powell
      Tel: 020 3142 5581
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