RTS Capability Delivery Plan: Key Appointments Announced

29th September 2017

The rail industry took a key step in the delivery of its 30-year vision with the development of the Rail Technical Strategy Capability Delivery Plan (RTS CDP).

Created to provide a railway fit for current and future demands with the flexibility to respond to the changing expectations of both passenger and freight customers, the RTS broke the industry vision down into six key themes and three cross cutting areas. The capability delivery plan represents the next key step towards the delivery of the vision. It breaks the RTS vision down into twelve key capabilities and then identifies the priority activities which need to happen now and over the course of the next 25 years to achieve those capabilities.

The Work Package Owners will each head the delivery of one / two of the capabilities. The ten now in place are:

Karen Lane: BAE Systems

01 Running trains closer together
07 Services timed to the second

Janine Fountain: Network Rail

02 Minimal disruption to train service

Katherine Daniels: Rail Delivery Group

03 Efficient passenger flow through stations and trains
09 Personalised customer experience

Karl Butler-Garnham: Network Rail

04 More value from data

OuahceneOurahmoune: Alstom

05 Optimum energy usage

James Brown: Angel Trains

06 More space on trains


08 Intelligent trains

Richard Errington: Stobart Rail

10 Flexible freight

David Rowe: Network Rail

Overseeing how research, development and technology feeds into industry planning

Neil Tinworth: Unipart Rail

11 Low-cost rail solutions

James Hardy: RSSB

12 Accelerated research, development and technology deployment

Guy Woodroffe, RSSB Head of Rail Technical Strategy, said:

“The high calibre of the work package owners is a testament to the importance of the RTS. I look forward to working with them to deliver the critical upgrades which will create a railway fit to meet current and future demands for mobility, and flexible enough to respond to the changing expectations of passenger and freight customers.”
Back to top