Railfuture's Passenger Group deals with issues on the passenger rail network. It aims to build strong links with Train Operating Companies (TOCs), Department for Transport (DfT), Rail Delivery Group (formerly ATOC), Office of Rail and Road (ORR), Transport Focus (TF), Rolling Stock Leasing Companies (RoSCos), local authorities and other rail industry partners.
The aim is to identify and publicise good practice in the rail industry and identify the top issues that affect the full range of rail passengers. Encouraging more support for rail, and the retention, improvement and growth of services for users and to encourage non-users to switch to rail.
Passengers - What We Do For Passengers
- Fares and ticketing
- Disruption management
- Service Quality
Allison Cosgrove - Head - allison.cosgrove at railfuturescotland.org.uk
Nick Lewis - Secretary - nick.lewis at railfuture.org.uk
Don Peacock - Treasurer - don.peacock at railfuture.org.uk
European Passenger Group - Ian Brown CBE FCILT - ian.brown at railfuture.org.uk
Rolling Stock Design Requirements Panel - vacant
Access issues - Graham Collett - graham.collet at railfuture.org.uk
Station Facilities - Nick Lewis/Ann Hindley
Consultations - Steve Wright
Railfuture representative at European Passengers' Federation - Dennis Fancett - chair at senrug.co.uk
Next meetings: Saturdays 16 January 2021 and 20 March 2021.
Most recent virtual meeting: Saturday 14 November 2020. Most recent physical meeting: Saturday 30 November 2019 in London, as scheduled meeting on 21 March 2020 in York cancelled.
You can also follow the Passenger Group on Twitter @RailfuturePsngr
Franchise (TOC) Name Branch Email West Coast Partnership (Avanti WC) T.Bishop/M.Breslin North West northwest at railfuture.org.uk Chiltern Railways Nigel Phillips Thames Valley appletrees at btinternet.com Cross Country Steve Wright West Midlands steve.wright at railfuture.org.uk Crossrail (TfL Rail) vacancy London & SE londonandsoutheast at railfuture.org.uk East Coast (LNER) Allison Cosgrove Scotland scotland at railfuturescotland.org.uk East Midlands (E. Midlands Railway) David Harby East Midlands david.harby at railfuture.org.uk Essex Thameside (c2c) vacancy London & SE londonandsoutheast at railfuture.org.uk Greater Anglia Chris Burton East Anglia chris.burton at railfuture.org.uk Greater Western (GWR) Nigel Bray Severnside nigel.bray2 at railfuture.org.uk Heathrow Express vacancy London & SE londonandsoutheast at railfuture.org.uk Integrated Kent (Southeastern) Chris Fribbins London & SE chris.fribbins at railfuture.org.uk London Overground (ARL) Roger Blake London & SE roger.blake at railfuture.org.uk London Underground vacancy London & SE londonandsoutheast at railfuture.org.uk Merseyrail T.Bishop/M.Breslin North West northwest at railfuture.org.uk Northern Trains Nina Smith Yorkshire nina.smith at railfuture.org.uk Scotland (ScotRail) vacancy Scotland scotland at railfuturescotland.org.uk South West (South Western Railway) Bruce Duncan Wessex bruce.duncan at railfuture.org.uk Thameslink/Southern/Great Northern Neil Middleton London & SE neil.middleton at railfuture.org.uk (Govia Thameslink Railway) TransPennine Express Andrew Dyson Yorkshire andrew.dyson at railfuture.org.uk Transport for Wales Rail Services Richard Wilcock Wales sowerby01 at yahoo.co.uk West Midlands Trains Colin Major West Midlands colin.major at railfuture.org.uk Eurostar Jerry Alderson East Anglia jerry.alderson at railfuture.org.uk
Across the UK there are Railfuture TOC liaisons and together with branches, there was a ‘call for evidence’ to rail passengers and the rail industry with an online survey on the Railfuture web site. A final report has been produced based on the responses, and issues raised during the Christmas 2014 planned works, looking at the reasons for disruption and how it is handled. This raises a number of questions for the rail industry and has been widely distributed.
View or download a PDF version of the final Disruption Report.