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    Air Quality Working Group

    The Air Quality Working Group (AQWG) is a specialist group reporting to the Sustainable Rail Leadership Group (SRLG). This working group facilitates industry collaboration on the development and delivery of UK rail’s strategic framework to meet its air quality ambitions.

    Scope

    AQWG holds the following functions and responsibilities:

    1. Being the endorsing body for the Air Quality Strategic Framework.
    2. Identifying opportunities to improve air quality effectively and efficiently at industry level.
    3. Commissioning studies, research and other methods to seek opportunities to improve air quality across the GB rail sector.
    4. Identifying solutions and making recommendations to relevant parties on implementation.
    5. Validating proposed goals, metrics, targets and route maps for rail industry sustainability aspects. 
    6. Challenging sustainability proposals to ensure these are appropriate and robust.
    7. Identifying and sharing best practice for sustainability from within or outside GB rail.

      Membership

      The AQWG has members representing these industry stakeholders:

      • Passenger Railway Undertakings
      • Suppliers
      • Freight Operators
      • Network Rail and other Infrastructure Managers
      • Department for Transport
      • RSSB.
      Chair of committee: Ross Shepherd , Beacon Rail Leasing Limited
      RSSB main representative: James Wright , RSSB
      Other Members
      Company
      Representing
      Other members
      Maggie Simpson
      Rail Freight Group
      Freight Operator
      Nick Schofield
      First Greater Western Limited
      Freight Operator
      Paul Smart
      Rail Delivery Group
      Freight Operator
      Rossa Donovan
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Christopher Grove
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Azhar Quaiyoom
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Jamie Shaw
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Samuel Marchant
      Hitachi Rail Limited
      Suppliers
      Steve Enright
      Abellio Transport Group Limited
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Mark Parsons
      First Group PLC
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Simon Fung
      Porterbrook Leasing Company Limited
      Suppliers
      Andrea Davidson
      High Speed Two (HS2) Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Emma Alexander
      First Rail Holdings Limited
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      John Murray
      Direct Rail Services Limited
      Freight Company
      Arthur Rehling
      Rail Delivery Group
      Freight Operator
      Nathalie Shapiro
      Department For Transport
      DfT
      James Wright
      RSSB
      RSSB
      Philbert Chan
      RSSB
      RSSB
      Damian Keaveny
      Abellio Scotrail Limited
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Thomas Raynor
      Arriva UK Trains
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Neil Wait
      High Speed Two (HS2) Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      David Gray
      Northern Trains Limited
      Train Operating Company
      Lauren Hunt
      RSSB
      RSSB
      Chris Swan
      Tarmac
      Suppliers
      Ross Shepherd
      Beacon Rail Leasing Limited
      Chair
      Zebrina Hanly
      First Group PLC
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      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.
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      Lauren Hunt
      Tel: 0203 142 5519
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