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Infrabel

Tine Verheyden
+ 32 2 911/54163
tine.verheyden INFRABEL.BE

_Contact names and coordinates (tel, email address) of the Press/Communication:
_FRÉDÉRIC PETIT Spokesman
_Tel.: + 32 (0)2 526 37 62
_Gsm + 32 (0)496 198 300
_e-mail address: frederic.petit infrabel.be

- Address of my company’s website : http://www.infrabel.be
- Address of company’s website dedicated to level crossings : http://www.infrabel.be/en/about-infrabel/safety/safety-level-crossings
- Address of company’s videos website (youtube, viameo...) :
www.youtube.com/infrabel
- Campaign for truck divers in the Port of Antwerp: http://www.infrabel.be/en/crossthet...


- Total number of LX in 2008:1957
- Total number of LX in 2009:1929
- Total number of LX in 2010:1902
- Total number of LX in 2011:1879
- Total number of LC in 2012:1857
- Total number of LC in 2013:1848

- Total number of accidents in 2008 : 51
- Total number of accidents in 2009 : 47
- Total number of accidents in 2010 : 49
- Total number of accidents in 2011 : 48
- Total number of accidents in 2012 : 52
- Total number of accidents in 2013 : 42

- Fatalities in 2008: 12
- Fatalities in 2009: 12
- Fatalities in 2010: 9
- Fatalities in 2011: 8
- Fatalities in 2012 : 13
- Fatalities in 2012 : 6

  • Total number of heavily injured in 2011: 9
  • Total number of heavily injured in 2012: 7
  • Total number of heavily injured in 2013: 5

- Total length of lines (km) : 3595

INFRABEL Partners :

- NMBS/SNCB (main railway operator for passenger transport in Belgium)
- SPC (railway police)

Awareness measures :

List of awareness measures:

  • Field actions (distribution of flyers) at important (busy/dangerous) level crossings (incorporated in a global action and campaign regarding trespassing).
  • One or two weeks after the field actions: Control-actions together with the transport police and our own security-teams at several important, busy and/or dangerous level crossings (incorporated in a global action and campaign regarding trespassing).
  • Invitation of the press to these actions (incorporated in a global action and campaign regarding trespassing).
  • Timing to be decided:
  • a small awareness campaign towards professional drivers, particularly trucks with cranes and/or unusual dimensions and/or freight, and their institutions, regarding the accidents with truck drivers at LX and the damaging of our overhead wiring at LX.
  • Repetition of our action of last year in the Port of Antwerp, aimed only at truck drivers.
  • Online use of the 2014 film made in collaboration between UIC/UNECE and the Swiss Federal Ministry of Transport
  • Participation as a speaker in the ILCAD international press conference and round table on 3 June 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal.

videos/leaflets/photos
On 3rd June Infrabel started an awareness campaign to help reduce the number of trespassers on our railways. Last year in Belgium 9 people were killed due to trespassing and another 4 were heavily injured.
The campaign will consist of a television campaign with two awareness-films, flyering-actions, police-controles and a press-campaign. We also developed a dedicated webpage and a Facebook-page.

- Facebook: www.facebook.com/spoorveiligheid & www.facebook.com/securiteferroviaire

-  YouTube-film:
o FR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAT...
o NL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hi2...

Campaign for truck divers in the Port of Antwerp:

Video on level crossing safety on Infrabel website

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ugw...