Institution of Mechanical Engineers IMechE

Interoperability, Europe and Morris Dancing

28 September 2009

Presented by Chris Carr, Deputy Director, Department for Transport



The government strategy for the deployment of interoperability was discussed in a recent consultation document for transposing the revised Interoperability Directive. What will be part of the next consultation and how is the government strategy likely to affect me and what are the key challenges? What do we want from our engagement in Europe does morris dancing give any insight into our approach to Railways? 



Chris began his Railway career as an Engineering Management Trainee with British Rail, studying Mechanical Engineering at University College London. On completion of his training he held a number of Engineering posts overseeing maintenance of mainline Rolling Stock before joining HM Railway Inspectorate as an Inspector. In HM Railway Inspectorate Chris was responsible for accident investigations, enforcement of safety regulations and the acceptance of Railway Undertaking Safety Cases for companies operating in his area. Chris has also worked as part of a small team responsible for authorising the placing into service of light rail and novel transport systems before heading up the International Rail Policy team.

In 2006 Chris joined the Department for Transport to lead the implementation of Interoperability in the UK. In 2007 he  took up his current role as Deputy Director at the Department for Transport, heading up a Division that leads for Interoperability, Safety, Security and Accessibility.


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Interoperability, Europe and Morris Dancing

: Chris Carr, Department for Transport

Chris began his Railway career as an Engineering Management Trainee with British Rail, studying Mechanical Engineering at University College London. On completion of his training he held a number of Engineering posts overseeing maintenance of mainline Rolling Stock before joining HM Railway Inspectorate as an Inspector. In HM Railway Inspectorate Chris was responsible for accident investigations, enforcement of safety regulations and the acceptance of Railway Undertaking Safety Cases for companies operating in his area. Chris has also worked as part of a small team responsible for authorising the placing into service of light rail and novel transport systems before heading up the International Rail Policy team.
In 2006 Chris joined the Department for Transport to lead the implementation of Interoperability in the UK. In 2007 he took up his current role as Deputy Director at the Department for Transport, heading up a Division that leads for Interoperability, Safety, Security and Accessibility.

Duration: 1 hour 15 mins