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7 July 2021

ILCAD 2021 Campaign

An online conference to launch the 13th edition of the International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) was held on 10 June 2021. You can read the conference summary in English at https://bit.ly/3gE4aLb and watch (...)

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28 June 2021

UIC Safety Platform plenary session held online on 18 June

The plenary meeting of the UIC Safety Platform was held online on 18 June. The Chair of the Safety Platform, Ali Chegini (RSSB), opened the meeting by expressing his thanks to UIC and Network Rail, and in particular (...)

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16 June 2021

On 10 June, an online conference was co-organised by UIC and Network Rail to launch the 13th International Level (...)

300 people from 47 different countries around the world participated in the conference, which was streamed live at UTN-BA in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and at other locations worldwide. We had a great variety of (...)

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7 June 2021

REMINDER - ILCAD: a few days to go!

The 13th International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) will be officially launched at an international conference on 10 June from 14.00 to 18.00 (CEST, Paris time), co-organised by UIC and Network Rail. If you (...)

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3 June 2021

ILCAD: one week to go!

UIC is pleased to share two posters and two videos released for the 13th International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD), which will be officially launched at an international conference on 10 June from 14.00 to (...)

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4 May 2021

13th International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD)

This year's ILCAD launch conference will be held remotely, hosted by Network Rail at the National Railway Museum of York. Network Rail and the International Union of Railways (UIC) are pleased to invite you to the (...)

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19 April 2021

13th International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD), 10 June 2021

The ILCAD launch conference, postponed from 2020 to 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and due to be hosted by Network Rail at the National Railway Museum of York as an in-person event, has again been cancelled due (...)

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26 March 2021

25th European Level Crossing Forum (ELCF) plenary meeting held on 18 March

The 25th European Level Crossing Forum (ELCF) plenary meeting was held online on 18 March. Allan Spence of Network Rail, the Chair of the ELCF, welcomed 44 participants from 17 countries, not only in Europe but also (...)

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24 March 2021

Online UIC Safety Platform plenary meeting held on 11 March

The UIC Safety Platform Plenary meeting was held online on 11 March. Opening the meeting, Frédéric Hénon, UIC Head of Operations and Safety, welcomed the participants on behalf of UIC and thanked Rolf Härdi of DB AG (...)

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25 February 2021

Charlotte’s unfinished story: a lifeline for those who put themselves at risk on railway tracks

https://press.infrabel.be/lhistoire-inachevee-de-charlotte-comme-une-ligne-de-vie-pour-ceux-qui-courent-des-risques-aux-abords-des-voies-ferrees On 24 July 2014, Charlotte lost her life in Groenendael, Belgium, hit (...)

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17 December 2020

New appointment: Mr Ali Chegini, Director of System Safety and Health at RSSB, has been appointed Chair of the UIC (...)

We are pleased to announce that Mr Ali Chegini, Director of System Safety and Health at RSSB, has been appointed Chair of the UIC Safety Platform for a two-year mandate from January 2021. Mr Chegini currently leads (...)

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14 December 2020

Coyote deploys its new “level crossing” alert in partnership with SNCF Réseau

With the ambition of providing increasingly relevant real-time information on road dangers to its community of 5 million members, COYOTE announced the deployment of its new “Level Crossing” alert, developed in (...)

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11 December 2020

November-December 2020: new edition of the INFRABEL level crossing safety awareness campaign for truck drivers in (...)

There were 45 accidents at level crossings in Belgium in 2019. 17 of them, accounting for more than one third of the total number, occurred at a level crossing in a port area. Unfortunately, this represents an (...)

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10 December 2020

Award for Infrabel level crossing safety awareness video at the Cannes Corporate & TV Awards (...)

November 2020: Award for Infrabel level crossing safety awareness video at the Cannes Corporate & TV Awards 2020 The Cannes festival awards the best corporate online films, documentaries and TV programmes. “For our (...)

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2 December 2020

Great success of the first UIC “Middle East” webinar on “Railway safety & level crossings” held remotely on 30 (...)

Mr Jerzy Wisniewski, UIC Director Fundamental Values and Coordinator of the UIC Region “Middle East”, opened the session on behalf of Mr François Davenne, UIC Director General, and welcomed all participants. He said (...)

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1 December 2020

24th plenary meeting of the European Level Crossing Forum (ELCF)

On 20 November 2020, the 24th plenary meeting of ELCF (European Level Crossing Forum), one of the working groups of the UIC Safety Platform, was held remotely. Mr Allan Spence, Network Rail and ELCF Chair, welcomed (...)

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30 November 2020

Safety Platform plenary meeting held remotely on 17 November 2020

Rolf Härdi (DB AG), Chair of the UIC Safety Platform, welcomed all participants, including those from the USA and Iran for the first time, and introduced Frédéric Hénon, UIC Head of Operations & Safety since July 2020 (...)

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23 November 2020

UIC HQ and the UIC Middle East Region are pleased to announce the first webinar on railway safety and level (...)

The webinar will be opened by Mr Jerzy Wisniewski, UIC Director of Fundamental Values and Coordinator of the Middle Region, on behalf of Mr François Davenne, UIC Director General. This will be followed by an address (...)

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5 October 2020

IRSC 2020 Webinar Series

The IRSC provides a forum that brings together rail safety professionals from around the globe for an in-depth exchange of new perspectives, experience and lessons learnt about railway improvements exclusively (...)

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23 September 2020

Rail Safety Week 2020

Operation Lifesaver Canada https://www.operationlifesaver.ca Opération Gareautrain in French https://www.operationgareautrain.ca/accueil launched their Rail Safety Week (Monday, 21 September to Sunday, 27 (...)

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15 September 2020

Rail Safety Week (10 – 16 August 2020) success in New Zealand, despite challenges

New Zealand's Rail Safety Week turned out to be ‘Rail Safety Two Days' after Covid-19 re-emerged in the community, causing the cancellation of some major events. The week got off to a good start with an official (...)

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2 September 2020

Rail Safety week in the USA, Canada and Mexico

The goal of Rail Safety Week (RSW) is to raise awareness of the need for rail safety education and empower the general public to keep themselves safe near highway-rail grade crossings and railroad rights-of-way. (...)

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30 June 2020

UIC Safety Platform held remotely on 25 June 2020

Mr. Rolf Härdi, Vorstandsressort Digitalisierung & Technik Strategie, Innovation & neue Technologien at DB AG and also UIC Safety Platform Chairman welcomed over 30 participants and in particular new members: Mr. (...)

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16 June 2020

Tweet of the week 8 – 12 June

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16 June 2020

12th International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) held on 11 June 2020 via web-conference

130 participants on average online (180 registered) from 40 countries from all around the world (Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, India, South Korea, Middle East, Africa, USA, Central and South America). (...)

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9 June 2020

ILCAD, Save the date!

Due to the worldwide Covid-19 outbreak, the launch conference of ILCAD (International Level Crossing Awareness Day) was postponed to 2021. Nevertheless, we have decided to stick to the fixed date, 11 June 2020 to (...)

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9 June 2020

Finance Platform held on 4 June 2020 at UIC HQ

The annual UIC Finance Platform took place on 4 June 2020. The vocation of the Finance Platform is to address cross-sector, financial matters on behalf of European active members, in particular: Repayment of (...)

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2 June 2020

Eight days to go to ILCAD!

Due to the worldwide Covid-19 outbreak, the launch conference of ILCAD (International Level Crossing Awareness Day) was postponed to 2021. Nevertheless, we have decided to stick on the fixed date, 11 June 2020 to (...)

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12 May 2020

ILCAD (International Level Crossing Awareness Day) physical launch conference 2020 postponed to (...)

Register here for the web-conference: https://uic.org/events/webconference-12th-ilcad-campaign-11-june-2020 Due to the worldwide Covid-19 outbreak, the launch conference of ILCAD (International Level Crossing (...)

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28 April 2020

European project SAFER-LC (Safer level crossing by integrating and optimising road-rail infrastructure management (...)

The European research project SAFER-LC (Safer level crossing by integrating and optimising road-rail infrastructure management and design) is coming to an end after three years of hard work and held its Final (...)

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