Independently Powered Traction Working Group


    Currently the group aim to create a plan for how diesel metering can be implemented for the majority of the UK fleet in a cost effective manner and alignment with other metering /downloading work streams.

    The scope of the groups work is limited to the investigation of generic issues affecting efficient operation and control of diesel engines and their exhaust emissions.

    This sub group aims to deliver the following:

    • Enhance the technology readiness levels for diesel metering
    • Provide guidance to the rail sector on diesel metering
    • Use Diesel metering to calibrate and validate Driver Advisory Systems (DAS)
    • Deliver data on fuel maps for the majority of engines used for passenger and freight operations and make this readily available through RSSB research to all stakeholders.
    • Advice and support on diesel systems for stakeholders as and when required
    • Share knowledge and experience of exhaust after treatment systems. Particularly in relation to IIIB compliant engines.
    • An Annual report supporting the above points.

    Message from the chair

    The IPTWG acts as a forum for discussions regarding the future of independent power (whether diesel, batteries, hydrogen or other sources) on the UK rail network.  The group also participates and advises on research project aimed at decarbonisation and the reduction of the environmental impact of the railways, while promoting the inherent benefits from the efficiency of rail as mode of transport.


      The groups shall collectively provide expertise and strategic knowledge in the following areas:

      • rolling stock diesel traction system design
      • rolling stock diesel traction system maintenance
      • passenger train operation
      • freight and other non-passenger train operators
      • relevant legislation concerning diesel fuel.
      Chair of committee: Iain Burnett , Abellio East Anglia Limited
      RSSB main representative: Daniel Hamm , Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      Other Members
      Other members
      Stephen Kent
      University of Birmingham
      Roisin Mulvany
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      Andy Crago
      OSL Rail Limited
      Michael Heaton
      Alstom Transport UK Ltd
      Mark Parsons
      First Group PLC
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Richard Neil
      Angel Trains Ltd
      Rolling Stock Owner
      Simon Fung
      Porterbrook Leasing Company Limited
      Rolling Stock Owner
      Daniel Hamm
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      Iain Burnett
      Abellio East Anglia Limited
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Richard Cornwell
      Ricardo Rail Ltd
      James Wright
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      Simon Jarrett
      The Chiltern Railway Company Ltd
      Jonathan Brown
      Ricardo Rail Ltd
      Robert McBride
      Transport Scotland
      Transport Scotland
      Rory Dickerson
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Lee Berry
      Govia Thameslink Railway
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Tony Bentley
      Serco Group Plc
      Non Passenger Train Operator
      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.
      Roisin Mulvaney 2
      Roisin Mulvany
      Tel: 020 3142 5579
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