Isabelle Fonverne, Senior Advisor for Safety at the International Union of Railways (UIC), writes that, to better address risks at level crossings, soft or harder measures must be taken not only by the railways, but also by the road sector and relevant authorities.
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The document explores how the rail sector fought against the impact of COVID-19 and how the industry can build 'RAILsilience' together.
The rail and public transport bodies have issued the statement to advocate for the continued support of rail transport as a solution to the climate crisis.
The new Electronic Ticket Control Database (ETCD) will improve the ability of railway companies to issue and control rail passenger tickets across multiple countries and will increase security and help prevent fraud.
As GSM-R approaches obsolescence, the Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) has been discussed among railway organisations as its successor. The UIC launched FRMCS as a project in 2014 and, here, colleagues Dan Mandoc (Head of FRMCS) and Jean-Michel Evanghelou (Deputy Director of Rail Systems and Head of Telecom, Signalling…
Carlo de Grandis, Policy Officer of Rail Digitalisation at the European Commission, explains how the Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) is hoped to be the successor of GSM-R, but also as a key enabler for rail transport digitalisation.
22 April 2020 | By UIC
Within this live online briefing, the International Union of Railways’ (UIC) Director General, François Davenne, and the COVID-19 Taskforce Chair and Passenger Department Director, Marc Guigon, shared industry insights and the latest information to support the railway community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This issue includes articles about keeping railways operational during the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of aerial visual and thermal imaging techniques to monitor Britain's rail infrastructure, improving India’s rail network with state-of-the-art technology, an In-Depth Focus on Level Crossing Safety, plus much more.
The joint statement highlights the importance of the transportation sector and suggests best practice measures to ensure its continuity amidst COVID-19.
The UIC's 2020 to 2022 Work Programme aims to give a global overview of the key challenges, events and deliverable projects for rail that it will focus on.
The UIC has created a COVID-19 Task Force dedicated to providing the rail industry with concrete measures amidst the rapidly spreading viral outbreak.
The consortium consists of seven European partners who have been selected for the delivery of a new Horizon 2020-funded Shift2Rail programme, 4SECURail.
Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) is the future worldwide telecommunication system designed by the International Union of Railways (UIC), in collaboration with a variety of stakeholders from the rail sector, as not only the successor of GSM-R, but also as a key enabler for rail transport digitalisation. Read on…
This issue includes articles from Poland's Transport Minister about the country's much-needed railway investment programme, In-Depth Focus sections on Additive Manufacturing, Winter Operations and the Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS), plus much more.