Scope

The purpose of the Freight Technical Committee (FTC) is to:

  • Consider technical matters relating to the design, construction, maintenance, repair, interfaces, operation, knowledge, updates, and standards applicable to freight vehicles
  • Develop joint FTC Rail Industry Standards and Codes of Practice for freight vehicles.

The scope to include both domestic and European registered vehicles.

The group reports to the Rolling Stock Standards Committee.

Message from the Chair

FTC focuses on the rail freight industry. We consider the relationship between national and international standards and regulations affecting the freight sector, as well as technical and operational issues. We also act as a forum to support research related to the freight industry.

Membership

The Freight Technical Committee has members representing these industry stakeholders:

  • Freight and other non-passenger train operators
  • Infrastructure managers and owners
  • RSSB
  • Private Wagon Federation
  • Invited technical experts.

Chair of committee: Dan Hamm, RSSB

Committee Members

Name Company Representing Status
Adam Taylor GB Railfreight Limited Freight Company Member
Alan Aitken Wabtec Corporation Suppliers Member
Alan Lee Devon and Cornwall Railways Limited ECM Member
Dan Hamm RSSB Chair Chair
David Barney Victa Railfreight Limited Non Passenger Train Operator Member
David Brown Assenta Rail ECM Member
Edward Farrance Plasmor UK ECM Member
Jennifer Houghton Colas Rail Limited Non Passenger Train Operator Member
Guy Peasley GB Railfreight Limited Non Passenger Train Operator Member
Huw Phillios STVA Suppliers Member
James Ambrose Network Rail Infrastructure Limited Infrastructure Manager Member
James Carr Direct Rail Services Limited Non Passenger Train Operator Member
John Stupple Channel Commercials PLC ECM Member
Kowalski Michal Touax ECM Member
Les Bryant Davis Wagon Services ECM Member
Neil Halliday RSSB RSSB Member
Phil Hibberd RSSB RSSB Observer
Phil Sharpe TUV Rheinland Certification Bodies Member
Richard Allen Ermewa SA ECM Member
Russell Campbell VTG Rail  UK Ltd
ECM Member
Sebastian Southcombe Network Rail Infrastructure Limited Infrastructure Manager Member
Simon Cressey DB Cargo (UK) Limited ECM Member
Stephen Taylor Rail Wagon Association Private Wagon Federation Member
Steve Rhymes Network Rail Infrastructure Limited Infrastructure Manager Observer
Tim Gabb Freightliner Limited ECM  Member
Tom Scaramuzza Network Rail Infrastructure Limited Infrastructure Manager Observer