As in previous years, the 10th edition of the Training on High Speed Systems (THSS 2014) took place in Paris from 26 – 30 May 2014, at UIC Headquarters.
This Training is based on the two main principles of High Speed Rail: HSR is a complex system and HSR is basically similar but different all around the world. This event 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.
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. Over the five days, the lectures examined all the elements that make up high speed systems (as well as all the different types of systems included in this category), and gauged their impact impartially and objectively from a technical, economic, political and social standpoint.
The Training, organised by the UIC Passenger and High Speed Department team under the coordination of Iñaki Barrón, Director of the Department, was opened by UIC Director General Jean-Pierre Loubinoux.
42 speakers from 12 countries exchanged knowledge and experience with 30 participants from more 10 countries (China, Finland, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Japan…)