Since 2004 UIC has successfully organised the annual UIC Training Session on High Speed Systems (THSS), which has been attended by over 250 students to date. The 8th Session was held in September 2011.
The programme includes high level content due to important contributions from speakers from around the world, and thanks to exchanges made during the session’s discussions and networking.
Consequently, this training offers students an insight into the technical, commercial and management aspects of high speed rail, with the involvement of railway companies, the supply industry and ministries, etc.
Due to the increase in demand from UIC members and from former participants to go more in-depth, UIC has decided to propose a 2nd Level Training Session. The first edition of this Level 2 THSS will be held in Spain (Madrid, and other cities connected with High Speed) from 19 – 23 March 2012, thanks to the cooperation of Spanish stakeholders in the field of high speed (Renfe Operadora, Adif and Fundación de los Ferrocarriles Españoles FFE).
The training will consist of a series of theoretical sessions, the development and discussion of a practical case and technical visits integrated in the student programme.
The training is highly suitable for students having already participated in one of the previous Training Sessions, as well as anyone interested or involved in High Speed systems projects, decisions and financing, etc.
All information is available on the UIC webpage: http://uic.org/spip.php?article2871