Safety & Security supplement 2014

Posted: 13 February 2014 | | 4 comments

Libor Lochman, Executive Director at the CER provides an article about how the industry should work together to combat metal theft, Jacques Colliard from the UIC covers ways that railways can safeguard their infrastructures and Christian Schang from SNCF details safety management operations for the French railway network…

Safety & Security supplement 1 2014
  • Coherence and resilience: towards comprehensive railway protection
    Jacques Colliard, Head of the Security Division, UIC
    Throughout their history, railways have built their reputation and efficiency by ensuring that operational safety is their topmost responsibility, and as such a key constraint and core concern. Over the last 20 years or so, they have also had to deal with security challenges in the sense of preventing and combating malicious intent and behaviour harmful to customers, staff and infrastructure, etc., ranging from everyday delinquency through to the most sophisticated terrorist acts. Though the responsibility to protect people and property in a given country lies first and foremost with state bodies, railway companies have also had to develop security strategies in support of the action taken by national authorities – strategies which serve their business and development goals…
  • All change for safety improvement
    Christian Schang, Project Director of the Network Modernisation Programme and Patrick Jouenne, Safety Manager, SNCF Infra
    France will soon change its railway system. The infrastructure manager, RFF (Réseau Ferré de France) which was separated from the operations manager, SNCF, in 1997, will be integrated in the same national railway company, compliant with European rules. Infrastructure, rolling stock and the operational management of the French railway network needs a high level of coordination. One of the biggest challenges is the implementation of network modernisation and in the improvement of safety management for the 30,000km-long French railway network…
  • Working together against metal theft
    Libor Lochman, Executive Director, CER and Global Railway Review, Editorial Board Member and Alena Havlova, Security Policy Adviser, CER
    Although national security remains the sole responsibility of each Member State, and the competence of the European Union regarding police cooperation is very limited, ‘Justice and Home Affairs’ has been one of the fastest growing policy areas of the European Union for the last two decades. Especially after 9/11 the Member States have intensified their activities. They focused on the protection, preparedness and consequence management of terrorism and other security related risks, and developed comprehensive security requirements in the aviation and in the maritime transport system. In the 2011 Transport White Paper, the European Commission emphasised that the EU should also ‘find an appropriate European approach to land transport security in those areas where EU action has an added value’…

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4 responses to “Safety & Security supplement 2014”

  1. Andrew Wilkinson says:

    Hi – I can’t open the Safety and Security Supplement 2014, but I can download other supplements. Has anybody else experienced this difficulty?

    • Nicholas Jackson says:

      Hi Andrew, we’ve emailed you an alternative link, and updated the link to the supplement on this page.
      Regards – Nick

  2. Siwon says:

    Thank you for last article 2014.

  3. Siwon says:

    It is the best information for college students of railway engineering and me. I woule in form it them on my lecture.

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