Information published on 27 June 2011 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 244.

8th Training Session on High Speed Systems (Paris, 26-30 September 2011)

  • High-Speed

In agreement with Japan Rail Group UIC has decided to postpone the previously announced training session to 2012. Dates and details will be communicated in due course.

In the meantime and following a decision by the UIC Intercity and High Speed Committee (new name of the former High Speed Plenary Committee), the 2011 edition of the training session will take place in Paris in September from 26 – 30 September at UIC Headquarters. The session will be followed by an optional technical visit on Saturday 1 October in France.

With high speed rail understood to be a complex system, and in view of such systems’development across the world, it is becoming increasingly important for decision-makers and all those professionally involved in high speed rail projects to be familiar with all the aspects and implications thereof in order that they may take or propose objective decisions on transport development.

This training session therefore aims to examine all the elements that make up high speed systems (as well as all the different types of systems included in this category), and to gauge their impact impartially and objectively from a technical, economic, political and social standpoint.

The session is targeted at managers in decision-making positions in the transport sector in general, and in the railways in particular, whether working for railway companies or for ministries, local authorities, universities, advisory bodies, agencies or associations.

Please note that participation in this training programme is strictly
reserved for candidates in senior positions and/or with high-level decision-making powers. In keeping with the notion of high speed rail as a system, it is imperative that candidates attend all sessions in the programme.

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