The 10th meeting of the UIC Covid-19 Task Force was attended remotely on 7 July by around 45 participants from across the globe.
Marc Guigon, Chair of the Task Force, welcomed the participants and gave an update on the current status of work, details on the Task Force member countries, the latest RAILsilience guidance documents and future publications.
A series of interesting presentations were then delivered by representatives from SBB (Switzerland), NS (Dutch Railways) and Eurostar.
The key themes of the presentations included:
- Actions taken and regaining customer confidence
- Learning from what has happened and looking to the future
- Recovery of international travel
A presentation was also given by Philippe Lorand, UIC Senior Advisor and member of the UIC Task Force internal team, on a forthcoming publication entitled RAILsilience: First estimation of the global economic impact of Covid-19 on rail transport. This document, which looks at the impact and estimated recovery concerning the passenger and freight sectors, will be the fifth guidance document and is due to be released later this month.
Concluding words were given by Marc Guigon, who gave an overview of the progress made so far by the Task Force since March and thanked the members for their reactivity, resilience, solidarity, expertise and friendship.
All guidance documents can be consulted on UIC’s dedicated Covid-19 webpage, which is regularly updated with the latest video, news articles, webinars and other audiovisual material: https://uic.org/covid-19
As a reminder, the Task Force LinkedIn group is open to members. Feel free to join the group and share your thoughts: https://lnkd.in/eEKqfW2
The next Task Force web-conference is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 25 August 2020.