Aerodynamics GB Working Group

    Aerodynamics GB Working Group


    The scope of the Aerodynamics GB Working Group covers issues relating to aerodynamics. It covers the following areas of work: All matters of relevance and interest to the railway industry in the field of aerodynamics (the effects of a train moving through the air), including wind and wind loading.

    Acting as the RSSB stakeholder group within the rail industry to commission and co-ordinate research and development in.

    To support the implementation of aerodynamics in standards through the provision of expert advice and reporting to the Infrastructure and Rolling Stock Standards Committees. Minutes of the working group and its outputs are discussed at both the Infrastructure and Rolling Stock Standards Committees, and also at the Freight Technical Committee. The working group may also report to the Vehicle/Structures System Interface Committee on matters of aerodynamic research. Expertise areas covered are all aspects of railway aerodynamics in the open air and in tunnels, European standards, and TSIs.

    Message from the chair

    The Aerodynamics GB WG deals with topics in railway aerodynamics.  Members of the Aerodynamics GB WG act as GB mirror group to CEN TC256 WG6, which meets following the Aerodynamic GB WG meetings. It provides a forum for UK rail experts to contribute to, have oversight of and comment on the standards produced by WG6.


      The committee has members representing the following industry categories:

      • passenger train operators
      • rolling stock owners and leasing companies
      • freight and other non-passenger train operators
      • infrastructure managers and owners
      • infrastructure contractors
      • suppliers and rolling stock manufacturers
      • British Standards Institution
      • RSSB.
      Chair of committee: Terry Johnson , RSSB
      RSSB main representative:
      Other Members
      Other members
      Richard Jones
      Railway Industry Association (RIA)
      Industry Association
      David Soper
      University of Birmingham
      David Polhill
      Rail Delivery Group
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Patrick Chandler
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Kirstie Smith
      Amal Makki
      Rail Delivery Group
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Carl Baxendell
      Davis Wagon Services Limited
      Private Wagon Federation
      Terry Johnson
      Nathalie Flassig
      Bombardier Transportation (Rolling Stock) UK Ltd
      C J Baker
      University of Birmingham
      Peter Theobald
      Rail Delivery Group
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Mick Bishop
      Porterbrook Leasing Company Limited
      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.
      kirstie smith
      Kirstie Smith
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