Sustainable Rail Leadership Group
The scope of the Sustainable Rail Leadership Group (SRLG) as defined in its terms of reference includes:
- Being the endorsing body for the Sustainable Rail Strategy.
- Identifying opportunities to effectively and efficiently improve sustainability at industry level
- Commissioning studies or research or use other methods to seek to remove barriers and take opportunities to improve industry sustainability
- Identifying solutions and making recommendations to relevant parties on implementation
- Validating proposed goals, metrics, targets and route maps for rail industry sustainability aspects, challenging to ensure these are appropriate and robust
- Identifying and sharing best practice for sustainability from within or outside GB rail.
Message from the Chair
The Sustainable Rail Leadership Group (SRLG) is enabling the rail industry to efficiently and effectively deliver a more sustainable railway through adoption of the Sustainable Rail Strategy. Our mission is to achieve cleaner air and reduced carbon consumption, together with better advised environmental, sustainability, social value and accessibility decision making. We are establishing the trajectory needed to deliver the zero net carbon by 2050 goal, as defined by the Climate Change Commission.
Air Quality Working GroupThe 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.
Climate Change Adaptation Working Group
Decarb Working GroupThe purpose of the Decarb Working Group (DWG) is to lead, oversee and guide the industry in contributing to the government’s net-zero emissions target by 2050. The group will also define the strategic approach for the rail industry.
Natural Value Working Group
Noise Working GroupThe purpose of the Noise Working Group (NWG) is to lead a coherent and clear narrative on noise and vibration within the rail industry. The group will collate ideas from across the industry and influence policy, legislation, and standards.
Rail Environment ForumThe Rail Environment Forum (REF) is the expert group leading on environmental issues relating to passengers, railway stations and freight operators in Great Britain. The forum aims to enable the rail industry, to effectively manage environmental risk, reduce all negative environmental impacts while enhancing positive environmental impacts.
Sustainable Rail Strategy Working GroupThe aim of the Sustainable Rail Strategy Working Group (SRSWG) is to facilitate collaboration and align the industry’s aims and objectives to establish an affordable and coherent sustainability strategy. The group will also provide the sustainability expertise required for the Whole Industry Strategic Plan (WISP).
Social Sustainability Working GroupThe purpose of the Social Sustainability Working Group (SSWG) is to facilitate cross industry collaboration on the social sustainability agenda. This includes social impact, social performance and social value.
The SRLG has members representing these industry stakeholders:
- Passenger Railway Undertakings
- Suppliers and Infrastructure Contractors
- Freight Railway Undertakings/Rolling Stock Owners
- Network Rail and other Infrastructure Managers
- Department for Transport
- Transport Scotland
- Transport for Wales
- Office of Rail and Road
- Chair of the Working Groups (on a rotational basis).
Chair of committee: Clive Burrows, First Rail Holdings Limited
RSSB main representative: Michelle Papayannakos
|Adrian Humphreys||Office of Rail and Road||Regulator||Member|
|Andrew Hicks||Angel Trains Ltd||Rolling Stock Owner||Member|
|Arthur Rehling||Rail Delivery Group||Passenger Train Operating Companies||Member|
|Ben Shaw||Office of Rail and Road||Regulator||Member|
|Catherine Hall||Network Rail Infrastructure Limited||Infrastructure Manager||Member|
|Chris Halsall||Merseytravel||Train Operating Company||Member|
|Christopher Harris||East West Railway Company Limited||Infrastructure Manager||Member|
|Clive Burrows||First Rail Holdings Limited||Independent||Chair|
|David Clarke||Railway Industry Association (RIA)||RIA||Member|
|Emma Alexander||First Rail Holdings Limited||Train Operating Company||Member|
|Gareth Williams||First Trenitalia West Coast Rail Ltd||Train Operating Company||Member|
|Graham Mollison||SE Trains Limited||Train Operating Company||Member|
|Jamie Bend||Department for Transport||Government||Member|
|Jamie Richardson||Atkins Limited||Suppliers||Member|
|Jason Brooker||Govia Thameslink Railway||Train Operating Company||Member|
|John Halsall||Amey Plc||Infrastructure Contractor||Member|
|Karl King||Railway Industry Association (RIA)||RIA||Member|
|Katie Goldsmith||First TransPennine Express Limited||Train Operating Company||Member|
|Laura Harding||High Speed Two (HS2) Limited||Infrastructure Manager||Member|
|Liz Holford||Network Rail Infrastructure Limited||Infrastructure Manager||Member|
|Lorenzo Visentin||Arriva UK Trains||Passenger Train Operating Company||Member|
|Lynn Armstrong||Office of Rail and Road||Regulator||Member|
|Mark Gaynor||Rail Delivery Group||Train Operating Companies||Member|
|Martin Gregson||Siemens PLC||Suppliers||Member|
|Nigel Sagar||Skanska Construction UK Ltd||Infrastructure Contractor||Member|
|Patrick Malone||Department For Transport||Government||Member|
|Peter Miller||High Speed Two (HS2) Limited||Infrastructure Manager||Member|
|Ross Shepherd||Beacon Rail Leasing Limited||Rolling Stock Owner||Member|
|Rossa Donovan||Network Rail Infrastructure Limited||Infrastructure Manager||Member|
|Sam Longman||Transport For London (TFL)||Passenger Train Operating Company||Member|
|Sian Lloyd||Siemens PLC||Suppliers||Member|
|Steve Enright||Abellio Transport Group Limited||Suppliers||Member|
|Steve Fletcher||Office of Rail and Road||Regulator||Observer|
|Steven VanNierkerk||HS1 Limited||Infrastructure Manager||Member|