UK: New Freight Operator RVEL Approved by ORR
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The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) have granted a safety certificate and non-passenger train licence to Loram owned railway engineering specialist RVEL. The company can now operate non-passenger services. The certificate will stand for a duration of five years to allow RVEL to run trains between RTC and Old Dalby test track as part of its existing engineering and re-engineering activities.
RVEL was acquired in 2014 by Loram, USA-based rail-head treatment services provider. As part of an overhaul of the company in anticipation of the licence and safety certificate, the board was reorganised and is now as follows:
- Andy Houghton, Commercial Director
- Peter Erwin, Operations Director;
- Paul Riley, Engineering Director;
- David Rogers, Finance Director;
- Rupert Brennan Brown, Communications Director; and
- Gary Stewart, Safety and Assurance Director
Gary Stewart moved from Northern Rail to RVEL in 2015 to play a key part in creating a safety management system which would meet the ORR’s standards.
Andy Lynch, managing director of RVEL said:
“We are delighted that the Office of Rail and Road has granted RVEL a Non-passenger Licence and Safety Certificate.
“The ORR Safety Team has demanded evidence of the very highest standards of compliance from RVEL prior to granting this operating documentation and I am enormously proud of my team for meeting ORR’s exacting standards.
“This is the start of RVEL’s journey as a train operator, and we look forward to growing our capability to meet our customers’ and the industry’s needs over the coming years.”