Rolling Stock – Freight Wagons Technical Specification for Interoperability - National Technical Specification Notice Mirror Group
The functions and responsibilities of NOI TSI/NTSN MG are to work with RSSB to make recommendations to RST SC with regards to:
- Proposals to change NTSNs and TSIs, including the implications of NTSN and TSI changes on national technical rules.
- Comments on NTSNs and TSIs to be channelled the GB sector representative to influence TSI development and RSSB as the organisation managing NTSN changes.
- Whether to align or diverge NTSN requirements from TSI requirements, aligning with relevant strategies approved by RST SC, wider sector strategies and government policy.
- The need to develop GB specific cases in the NTSN and associated national technical rules, and make recommendations to RST SC.
- NTSN changes drafted by RSSB and associated analysis developed by RSSB.
- Interim or permanent solutions to address relevant NTSN challenges and issues, and how to codify them in the NTSN issues log.
Where necessary and required, the WAG TSI/NTSN MG consults with other TSI/NTSN mirror groups, predominantly the LOC/PAS TSI/NTSN MG and NOI TSI/NTSN MG, and other industry groups on related interface matters to ensure consistency between subsystems.
Message from the Chair
The WAG TSI/NTSN MG was established when RST SC decided to delegate responsibility for monitoring the WAG TSI and considering the resultant changes required in the WAG NTSN. Rail freight has been identified as a key enabler to support Great Britain’s decarbonisation goals, and the WAG NTSN is the foundation on which standards for freight wagons rest. It’s therefore of vital importance that this both incorporates best practice and provides the flexibility that the rail freight industry needs to be able to continue to serve its customers efficiently and effectively, and the role of this group is to ensure this is the case.
The composition of the NOI TSI/NTSN MG may consist of representation from:
- Non-passenger train operators
- Infrastructure managers and owners
- Rolling stock owners and leasing companies
- Infrastructure contractors
- Suppliers, including entities in charge of maintenance (ECMs), and rolling stock manufacturers
- Passenger train operators (optional)
- Department for Transport (as observers)
- Office of Rail and Road (as observers).
Current members of the mirror group are as follows:
|Adam Taylor||GB Railfreight Limited||Freight company||Member|
|Alan Aiken||Wabtec Corporation||Suppliers||Member|
|Alan Lee||Devon and Cornwall Railways Limited||ECM||Member|
|Av Collaco||Network Rail Infrastructure Limited||Infrastructure Managers||Member|
|David Barney||Victa Railfreight Limited||Non-passenger train operators||Member|
|David Brown||Assenta Rail||ECM||Member|
|Edward Farrance||Plasmor UK||ECM||Member|
|Gareth Houghton||Colas Rail Limited||Non-passenger train operators||Member|
|Guy Peasley||GB Railfreight||Non-passenger train operators||Member|
|Ian Beattie||Direct Rail Services Limited||Non-passenger train operators||Member|
|James Ambrose||Network Rail Infrastructure Limited||Infrastructure Managers||Member|
|James Carr||Direct Rail Services Limited||Non-passenger train operators||Member|
|John Stupple||Channel Commercials PLC||ECM||Member|
|Les Bryant||Davis Wagon Services Limited||ECM||Member|
|Liesel von Metz||Devon and Cornwall Railways Limited||ECM||Alternate|
|Nigel Day||VTG Rail UK Limited||ECM||Member|
|Nigel Green||Nigel Green Consultants||ECM||Alternate|
|Phil Sharpe||TUV Rheinland||Certification Bodies||Member|
|Richard Allen||Ermewa SA||ECM||Member|
|Sebastian Southcombe||Network Rail Infrastructure Limited||Infrastructure Managers||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 Managers||Observer|
|Tim Gabb||Freightliner :Limited||ECM||Member|
|Tom Scaramuzza||Network Rail Infrastructure Limited||Infrastructure Managers||Observer|