Scope

The purpose / objective of the Platform Train Interface Working Group (PTIWG) shall be to develop an industry agreed strategy for the PTI that:

  • Reduces safety risk and optimises operational performance and availability of access in a manner that promotes the long-term best interests of the mainline railway system.
  • Reflects the wide range of performance and engineering issues surrounding the PTI.
  • Accounts for both the short term and long term needs of the industry.
  • Defines the research, where appropriate, needed to develop and deliver the strategy.
  • Has industry buy-in for the implementation of the strategy.

The funding arrangements or proposed funding arrangements for any actions that are recommended should be identified.

Message from the Chair

The PTI-WG is a cross-industry working group that meets every quarter to identify, assess and mitigate existing and emerging risks associated with our station platforms.

This specialist group has dedicated focus on this specific area, and through analysing data, sharing good practice and collaborating effectively we can support the industry to drive down the risk on the platform train interface. It is one of the biggest risk areas within the rail industry, being equivalent to 13 fatalities a year.

A number of new initiatives, industry tools and opportunities for innovation have been developed within this well-established group. These can be escalated to the People on Trains and Stations Risk Group (PTSRG) to support the delivery of our strategic aims.

I believe it is crucially important that we get the safety of our stations and platforms right to make the customer journey more accessible and safe.

Membership

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

  • passenger train operators
  • rolling stock owners and leasing companies
  • infrastructure managers and owners
  • RSSB
  • Department for Transport (observer)
  • Office of Rail and Road (observer).

Chair of committee: Luke Burgess, South Western Railway

Committee Members

Name Company Representing Status
Alan Hollowell MTR Corporation (Crossrail) Limited Passenger Train Operating Company Member
Alasdair Forsyth First Greater Western Limited Passenger Train Operating Company Member
Brian Harvey Wabtec Corporation Suppliers Member
Bridget Eickhoff RSSB RSSB Member
Bridget Jackson Northern Trains Limited Passenger Train Operating Company Member
David Brown Network Rail Infrastructure Limited Infrastructure Manager Member
David Hirst MTR Corporation (Crossrail) Limited Passenger Train Operating Company Member
Dennis Law West Midlands Trains Limited Passenger Train Operating Company Member
Ellie Camacho First TransPennine Express Limited Train Operating Company Member
Emma Coogan West Midlands Trains Limited Passenger Train Operating Company Member
Emmanuel Akinfenwa Govia Thameslink Railway Passenger Train Operating Company Member
Gareth Derry Transport for Wales Infrastructure Manager Alternate
Harry Tedder First TransPennine Express Limited Passenger Train Operating Company Member
Ian Grimes Network Rail Infrastructure Limited Infrastructure Manager Member
James Dawson High Speed Two (HS2) Limited Infrastructure Manager Member
Jemma Widdows RSSB RSSB Meeting Manager
Jim Redmond London Underground Limited Passenger Train Operating Company Member
John Woodcock Transport for London (TfL) Infrastructure Manager Member
Julie Martin Northern Trains Limited Passenger Train Operating Company Alternate
Kathryn Gibb Office of Rail and Road Office of Rail and Road Observer
Keith Blackshaw Abellio East Midlands Limited Passenger Train Operating Company Member
Lisa Benson Merseyrail Electrics 2002 Limited Infrastructure Manager Member
Louisa Craven East West Railway Company Limited Passenger Train Operating Company Member
Luke Burgess South Western Railway Chair Member
Marcia Williams Transport for London (TfL) Infrastructure Manager Member
Matt Blackburn-Smith Transport for Wales Rail Limited Infrastructure Manager Alternate
Melanie Sewell London North Eastern Railway  Passenger Train Operating Company Member
Michael Maddox Arriva Rail London Limited Passenger Train Operating Company Member
Nikki Hope First Trenitalia West Coast Rail Limited Passenger Train Operating Company Member
Priya Shah RSSB RSSB Member
Richard Byrne Office of Rail and Road Office of Rail and Road Observer
Robert Gough Transport for Wales Infrastructure Manager Member
Roger Beattie Abellio Scotrail Limited Passenger Train Operating Company Member
Simon Hardy Govia Thameslink Railway Passenger Train Operating Company Member
Stephen Alder Network Rail Infrastructure Limited Infrastructure Manager Member
Steve Enright Abellio Transport Group Limited Passenger Train Operating Company Member
Thomas Williamson High Speed Two (HS2) Limited Infrastructure manager Alternate
Tony Rice Cross Country Trains Limited Passenger Train Operating Company Member
Willie McGinlay Abellio Scotrail Limited Passenger Train Operating Company Member