Rail Safety & Security supplement
In our latest Safety & Security Supplement, Martyn Guiver, Head of Crime Management at Northern Rail provides details about how the UK operator approached increasing its CCTV network and operations, plus we look at the SECRET project at how to assess the risks and consequences of EM attacks on rail infrastructure…
- Crime Management: Doing it the Northern Rail way
The UK’s largest rail operator, Northern Rail, has reached a landmark in its security provision and now operates over 200 CCTV facilities at its stations. In the 10 years since its franchise began, Northern has increased the number of security systems from 84 to over 200, making 58% more of its stations safer for customers. Set against a backdrop of the Northern Rail franchise being let as a ‘no growth, no investment’ franchise, this has been an incredible achievement for Northern. Leading the management of crime across the business, Martyn Guiver, Head of Crime Management, explains to Global Railway Review that with an increasing demand for CCTV coverage from Northern Rail’s people and customers, and to ensure they got the most out of any investment, the operator had to do something differently, had to find a unique solution…
- SECRET – SECurity of the Railway network against Electromagnetic ATtacks
Railways constantly face increasing terrorism threats – one aspect in particular is electromagnetic (EM) attacks. SECRET – SECurity of the Railway network against Electromagnetic ATtacks – is a research project within the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development, and aims to assess the risks and consequences of EM attacks on rail infrastructure, to identify preventive and recovery measures and to develop protection solutions to ensure the security of rail networks, subject to intentional EM interferences, which can disturb a large number of command-control, communication or signalling systems. The project’s Technical Coordinator, Virginie Deniau and colleagues from the project’s consortium including Marie-Hélène Bonneau (UIC), Philippe Massy (SNCF), Renaud Comte (ALSTOM), and Antonio Kung (Trailog), provide more details about the project’s structure…
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