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Postponement of the UIC World Congress on High Speed Rail 2020

Dear Members and Partners,

As you all know, the Covid-19 now affects all regions of the world.

Considering this worldwide situation, it has been decided to postpone the UIC world Congress on High Speed Rail scheduled from 30 June to 3 July 2020 in Beijing to a date yet to be defined.

I would like to take this opportunity to underline all the efforts already made to organise this UIC major event and all the fruitful synergies developed between the UIC and China Railways and CARS teams.

I also renew my confidence in all the speakers, participants, exhibitors and sponsors who had already been contacted.

More information will be sent to you in the future about another date. Concerning the UIC General Assembly that was forecast in Beijing concomitantly with the High Speed Congress, it will take place the same week in Paris. Precise details of the organisation and date will be defined in the coming week.

I look forward to welcoming you to this event in the future.

With my best regards,
François Davenne

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Seven partners set to deliver new Shift2Rail ‘4SECURail’ project for railway cybersecurity and safety

Two 4SECURail teams aim to design a Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) for joint EU-Rail cyber security, and a Formal Methods Demonstrator for improved Railway Signalling Systems.

A consortium of seven European specialist partners from Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and France has been selected to deliver a new EU Shift2Rail Programme funded through Horizon 2020.

Started in December 2019 and officially launched in Barcelona in January 2020, 4SECURail is co-ordinated by engineering consulting firm Ardanuy Ingeniería, S.A., in collaboration with CNR, FIT, Hit Rail, SIRTI, Tree Technology and UIC.

The 4SECURail consortium will deliver a co-designed collaborative process and tools for the coordination of cybersecurity response across European railways, as well as a Formal Methods Demonstrator to support better interoperability of signalling systems for railway security, safety and efficiency.

At UIC, the project is managed by the UIC Rail System Department and UIC contributes to work packages 3 (Support to implementation of CSIRT to the railway sector) and 4 (Outreach and networking).

Hit Rail B.V., the European rail industry’s IT specialist, will work alongside partners UIC and Tree Technology, an R&D company to deliver the co-design and testing of a model and collaboration platform for a European Railway Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT), designed to coordinate the Cyber Security response actions of the separate railway security teams. The CSIRT will extend that collaboration and will be demonstrated and tested in 2020/2021 to support future consideration of the feasibility of deployment by the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking and its work in X2RAIL3 supporting the EU Rail ISAC and Rail Community.

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) will work alongside Ardanuy, FIT Consulting and SIRTI to provide a demonstrator for the evaluation, in terms of cost, benefits and required learning curve, of the impact of the use of Formal Methods for the rigorous specification of the components of a railway signalling infrastructure. This is of particular interest to railway Infrastructure Managers, since only cost-effective and precise specification methodologies help to improve the dependability of the subsystems developed by different suppliers.

Shift2Rail is a European rail initiative that seeks to encourage focused Research and Innovation (R&I) aimed at integrating new and advanced technologies through its Horizon 2020 funding and aimed at completing the Single European Railway Area (SERA). The 4SECURail project, started in December 2019 and officially launched in January 2020, will contribute to ensure correct behaviour, interoperability and safety for signalling systems, along with measures to deploy collaborative Cyber Security support across Europe.

This project has received funding from the Shift2Rail JU under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, under Grant Agreement 881775.

For further information please contact Christine Hassoun, Senior Advisor Project Dissemination:

hassoun@uic.org

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EUMedRail Seminar on a safety management system held from 25 – 26 February 2020 at the Algiers Conference and Exhibition Centre

The seminar was opened by Mr Farouk Chiali, Minister of Transport and Public Works (MTPT) of Algeria. He stressed the issue of railway safety and more particular level crossings as a high risk for the railways. There are 1250 LCs in Algeria.

Different solutions: remove level crossings, create underpasses or bridges.

Some interesting objectives: increase the number of railway lines from 4,200 km today to 6,300 km soon and 12,000 km by 2030. Close level crossings, improve their management, refurbish existing rolling stock, buy new rolling stock, increase train speed in the future from 160 to 220 km/h in the future. Electrify railway lines. Better diagnostics, more data collected, more staff training. Recommendations for the medium and longer term. Create a distinct entity for accident investigations. Increase the number of train passengers and railway freight transport. Build new stations or refurbish older stations.

Then Mr Mourad Khouki, Director General, National Coordinator for Transport, at MTPT, Algeria reported on the objectives of the seminar, welcomed participants and the following speakers:

  • Mrs Silvia Severi, DUE (Delegation of the European Union to Algeria)
  • Mr Peter Mihm, ERA (European Union Agency for Railways)
  • Mr Yacine Bendjabalah, SNTF (Algeria’s national railway operator)
  • Mr Azzedine Fridi, ANESRIF (National Agency for the Planning and Implementation of Railway Investments)
  • Peter Mihm presented the mandates and activities of ERA
  • Mr Mourad Khoukhi presented the Algerian Programme of railway transport
  • Mr Azzedine Fridi, ANESRIF (National Agency for the Planning and Implementation of Railway Investments) presented the national railway investment
  • Mr Yacine Bendjabalah, SNTF : presented SNTF’s development plan

Session I – Common approach to railway safety

  • Mr Ali Kechout, SNTF: “Railway safety in Algeria”
  • Mr Ilyas Daoud, ERA: “Railway safety in the UE”
  • Mrs Clarisse Lagaize-Davoine, ERA: “Role and organisation of an NSA”
  • Mr Éric Paroisse, EPSF (French Railway Safety Authority): Case study: “the French NSA – EPSF”
  • Mrs Anna Patacchini, ERA: “Objectives and structure of data bases to develop railway safety”: ERAIL and ERADIS

Session II – Build and reinforce a safety management system (SMS)

  • Mrs Anna Patacchini, ERA: Introduction to the safety management system
  • Mr Éric Paroisse, EPSF: The role of an NSA in the reinforcement of the SMS
  • Mr Nourredine Yahia Cherif, Case Study – SNCF
  • Mrs Clarisse Lagaize Davoine, ERA: The monitoring of safety performance
  • Mr Okba Herrad, MTPT (Ministry of Public Works and Transport) and Mr Tewfik Bach-Tobdji, SNTF : Recommendations and steps to reinforce SMS

Session III: Management of railway risks

Mrs Clarisse Lagaize Davoine-ERA: Common safety method on risk assessment

Safety Management at level crossings (LCs):

Mrs Isabelle Fonverne, Senior advisor, Safety Division of UIC introduced UIC, UIC global activities on level crossing safety, LC statistics from the UIC safety database (figures in Europe, comparisons with Maghreb countries).

She stressed the value of the UIC safety database, reported on the annual public and confidential UIC safety reports existing since 2006. She presented ELCF (European Level Crossing Forum) works and ILCAD campaign.

She invited SNTF to share their statistics with UIC, to participate in the ILCAD campaign and the launch conference on 11 June 2020: Visit www.ilcad.org
She finally reported on other important dates to note.

  • 12-13 March 2020: European Level Crossing Forum (ELCF) meeting hosted by ProRail in Utrecht.
  • 21 April 2020: EUMedRail at UIC HQ.

Mr Grigore Havarneanu, Senior Advisor, Security Division of UIC presented two EU projects coordinated by UIC related to LC safety (Safer-LC) and suicide/trespassing prevention (RESTRAIL).

He reminded the meeting that LC users and trespassers account for 91% of all fatalities on the railways excluding suicides, and 97% including suicides (ERA figures 2018).

He shared first the objectives of the EU-funded SAFER-LC project
(www.safer-lc.eu), some examples of human centred low-cost safety measures which were evaluated during the project, and presented the SAFER-LC Toolbox (a decision-support tool to increase safety at LCs).

He invited the audience to participate in the final conference of the project foreseen on 22 April 2020 in Paris, at UIC HQ. Registration link: https://uic.org/events/safer-lc-final-conference-303.

He then presented the EU RESTRAIL project (http://restrail.eu/).
He reported on the measures published in the public RESTRAIL toolbox/ http://www.restrail.eu/toolbox/
We also had a presentation from SNTF/ANESRIF on the safety management of level crossings with statistics, mitigation and improvement measures.

Session III: Management of railway risks

Principals and requirements of the EU Safety directive regarding incidents and accidents investigation

  • Mrs Anna Patacchini, ERA presented the role of an NIB
  • Mr Nourredine Yahia Cherif, Independent Expert, presented an internal investigation case at SNCF and an internal investigation versus investigation by NIB
  • Example of the investigation process at SNTF
  • SNTF/ERA/MTPT recommendations: identification of ways to increase the collection of data, and accident investigations

Mr Mourad Khoukhi, MTPT and Mr Peter Mihm, EUMedRail shared their conclusions:

  • Create an NSA in Algeria under the umbrella of the Algerian Ministry of Transport and Public works
  • Collect data on railway accidents, with homogeneous definitions
  • Create SMS
  • Make trains attractive: high quality service, safe mode of transport
  • Need for internal training, this kind of seminar is promising

For further information please contact Isabelle Fonverne, Senior Advisor, Safety and Interoperability:

fonverne@uic.org

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Cooperation Reporting
  

Station Managers Global Group (SMGG) meeting held from 26 – 27 February 2020 at UIC Paris

On 26 and 27 February 2020, UIC was pleased to welcome the Station Managers Global Group members for the first meeting of the year. Taking the opportunity as host of this event, Mr François Davenne, UIC Director General, took part as well to debate the future of the stations and the working group: “railway stations are a very important part of the railway system”. Moreover, Mr Davenne highlight the need to deal with the green deal and modal shift in order to reduce the carbon footprint. Railway stations are the platform of economic, social and mobility interaction between the city and the rail transport, thus, the collaboration with the International Union of Public Transport (UITP) is required to develop a smooth intermodal shift based on the “Mobility as a Services” (MaaS) model.

After an overview of members’ perspective, UIC and members pointed out the crucial role of stations in the context of the open market which was debated for three hours during the quarterly debate of the working group. The Open Market of rail transport in Europe will considerably transform European railway stations for many reasons:

  • Due to the multiplication of railway operators
  • Requirement to offer a broad panel of services depending on operators’ expectations
  • Influence of multicultural operators
  • Impact on the space by the duplication of ticket vending machines, assistance desk, people with mobility services, waiting rooms, information display systems

The first objective of the open market is to attract more people to rail. To achieve this, stations must be ready to accommodate more passengers and users, which means finding concrete and effective solutions to the issue of capacity in a restricted environment.

The second part of the meeting was focused on the ongoing project “Long-Term Development of Railway Stations”. On this occasion, members discussed smart solutions for railway stations. The deliverable of this work package will be a website of a smart solutions catalogue where members can find solutions with the potential to solve issues. This library will be available for UIC members, station operators and private companies who want to propose their solutions (with restricted access). This platform, similar to the Rail Security Hub promoted by our colleagues of the Security Division, will offer new opportunities to members. This package is in collaboration with the Fundamental Values department (Security Division and Sustainable Unit) in order to integrate as much as possible an overview of societal and sustainable solutions.

The third work package of LTDRS concerns the Transit-Oriented Development. To manage his package, SNCF – Hubs & Connexion took the lead. According to the topic, SMGG and SNCF invited one student team from Paris Science Politique to present their approach about “Smart Transit-Oriented Development”.

The final work package, stations of the future, was debated as well to define the framework. The form of the package and the deliverable are not yet defined by the members.

The Station Managers Global Group recorded two very important decisions, the first concerns the frequency of the meeting. In order to set up a smooth collaboration with the members and improve the quality of its functions, a conference call will be organised between each physical meeting.

The second decision concerns the future of the sector. To better meet companies’ needs, members approved the launch of a process of restructuring. Thus, SMGG will be transformed to welcome more dedicated working groups to be compliant with the members’ daily station activities. Therefore, the new form of the sector will be proposed for approval by the Global Passenger Forum Steering Committee and for endorsement during the Global Passenger Forum Plenary Meeting in July.

UIC reiterates that no company has expressed any interest yet to host the 2021 UIC nextstation conference. This conference (https://nextstation.org/), fully dedicated to station matters, is a magnificent platform to interact with international experts from companies, industries and universities. Thus, any company who is interested in hosting the 8th conference is kindly invited to contact the UIC passenger department or the UIC communications department.

For further information please contact Clément Gautier, Project Manager - Passenger Department, Passenger Railway Stations:

gautier@uic.org

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The UIC passenger technical groups on ticket layout, ticket security and reservations systems held their meetings from 17 – 20 February 2020 in Vienna

The Ticket Layout Group (TLG) meeting was attended by 27 participants from 15 railways and organisations, hosted by ÖBB in Vienna. The main topic discussed was the new layout for Print at Home rail tickets.

Due to the new functional features in the Flexible Content Barcode (FCB), all participants support the possibility to combine and to display on a print@home the multiple different types of passengers, animals or vehicles and the different legs of the journey. Due to the complexity, the existing A4 rail ticket (A4RT) layout is not suitable and therefore a new A4RT layout has been proposed to use in combination with FCB. All railways should now propose prototypes for the new standard. The work should be completed in 2020 and a new updated IRS 90918-8 available next year. TLG also produces an Excel document which describes all existing ticketing fulfilments methods available for each railway and country updated with the definitions for domestic and international tickets.

The Ticket Security Group meeting was attended by many participants from different railway operators. An important contribution came from DB, PKP intercity and ÖBB since they are implementing the first 2D barcode ticketing solution, used in the IRS90918-9 described FCB (Flexible Content Barcode). Their questions and remarks are very important for the finetuning of the standard (“the proof of the pudding is in the eating”).

There was a presentation given by the president of the TSG, Kurt De Vriendt, showing an improved security mechanism for barcodes by making them “dynamic”, meaning that they could change, because of some parameters like e.g. a timestamp. This dynamic barcode could help to sell tickets that can be anonymous (e.g. for tickets with a mass transit leg or a Door 2 Door solution).

Kurt also raised the fact that the actual DSA (Digital Signing Algorithm) might become hackable in the future (5Y) and that the signatures should become bigger. This is no longer possible in the actual header of the barcode (still the old 918-3 header), so the header should be reviewed, also an opportunity to prepare the header for the dynamic barcodes. The TSG decided that these developments should go on to make the FCB future-proof but that a good timing has to be defined to ensure a smooth transition.

The meeting of Passenger Services Solutions took place on the 19th and 20th. The main topics discussed were the migration of reservation systems at some railways, the current implementation of the ETCD data base for ticket control by UIC and the upcoming new fare data exchange specification IRS 90918-10. MAV, SZ and ÖBB presented their migration plans for their reservation systems and the migration of the connections was discussed.

The current status of the new implementation of IRS90918-4 with a central data base was presented and a few modifications on the interface were agreed. Additional railways showed an interest in joining the implementation this year. The new fare structure model is a temporary joint work group with the fare experts of SPG to allow the exchange and booking not only of static fares but also of dynamic fares. The work started in April last year. The scope had been extended at the end of last year to cover the exchange of fare data and to provide a complete interface that also covers reservation. The work is now almost completed and the draft for the upcoming IRS 90918-10 was presented and discussed.

For more information, please contact Fabrice Setta, UIC Senior Advisor Passenger Transport:

setta@uic.org

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Reporting
  

CROSS-T and AERO NOISE kick-off meetings held in February 2020 at UIC Paris

The UIC Train-Track Interaction (TTI) Sector, within the Rail System Department, has recently launched two new projects in February 2020.

The TTI sector is at the cross point of the rolling stock, track and structure sectors. Its main mission is to study the vehicle/infrastructure interaction with a system approach, working in close collaboration with the Energy, Environment and Sustainability (EES) platform and with the Passenger and Freight forums.

The activities of the TTI Sector aim to improve the operational, economic and environmental efficiency of the railway system, improve interoperability and ensure the safety of the railway system.

The kick-off meeting for the CROSS-T project was held at UIC HQ on 12 February 2020.

This project aims to:

  • Manage safe train crossings in mixed traffic
  • Reinforce the development of the TEN-T network and RFC (Rail Freight Corridors)
  • Provide the needed cross-border cooperation

Several IMs and RUs have identified cases whereby crossings of high-speed or freight trains are not entirely covered by the European standards. A lack of detail regarding the track sections dedicated to both open-air and tunnel crossings of trains have been detected.

In addition, there are no direct values regarding the pressures exerted by the high-speed rolling stock on crossing freight trains. Requirements for freight rolling stock do not consider methods to assess and to evaluate these pressures.

Participating members are ADIF / DB / EUSKOTREN / LFP / RFI / RSSB, and the duration of the project is 30 months.

The kick-off meeting for the AERO NOISE project was held at UIC HQ on 26 February 2020.

The aim of the project is to create new standardised measurement and analysis systems to characterise the aerodynamic noise of high-speed trains by covering gaps in standards which currently do not allow to separate evaluation and to apportion the noise coming from different sources.

Passing high-speed trains produce annoying noise. When speed increasing aerodynamic noise becomes dominant, and is mostly produced by the upper part of trains such as the pantograph/catenary contact or pantograph itself. With the deployment of high-speed trains, the need for better control of the aerodynamic noise sources has emerged.

Participating members are ADIF / HS2 / SNCF / SŽ / TRAFIKVERKET, and the duration of the project is 30 months.

For both projects, it is anticipated that the project objectives will be realised through a combination of technical meetings and discussions, desktop studies, train dynamic simulations and full-scale tests, comparison of assessment methods, computer calculations; analysis of mitigation measures, dissemination of project outputs and promotion of best practice.

The outputs will be taken forward as technical reports and guidelines, workshops, and two specific IRS on:

  • Crossing effects between train assessment for INF and RS
  • Measurement and analysis systems to characterise HS trains aerodynamic noise

For further information please contact David Mirayo, Infrastructure & TTI Senior Advisor
Rail System Department:

mirayo@uic.org

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Promoting
  

International Workshop on Acoustics to be held on 1 April 2020 at UIC Paris

Register here:
https://uic.org/events/international-workshop-on-acoustics

Plans for new and upgraded railway lines, as well as growth in traffic on existing lines, sometimes prompt strong adverse reactions from local residents due to concerns about increased noise and ground-borne vibration from railway lines.

Although rail is widely acknowledged to be the transport mode with the lowest environmental impact, noise and vibration caused by the interaction between the train and the track remains an important issue for the railway sector and their stakeholders as a whole.

The last number of years have seen significant development with regard to legislation, approvals, procedures, technical solutions and distribution of responsibilities amongst the various parties involved in order to reduce acoustic emissions.

Furthermore, there is now greater insight into the effects of noise and vibration emissions on local residents and a growing pressure on railway undertakings and infrastructure managers to keep reducing emission levels wherever feasible.
The rail sector must work within the framework of regulations and requirements set out by the European Commission, as well as national authorities, regional and city authorities, citizens’ groups and individuals, and must align these requirements with its own strategies.

The Train Track Interaction Sector (TTI) within the UIC Rail System Department has set out to address these concerns and provide roadmaps on this topic with a view to offering new solutions in close collaboration with the Sustainable Development Unit within the UIC Fundamental Values Department.

For that purpose, The TTI Sector will soon publish a White Paper on Acoustics, developed by highly qualified experts. This White Paper will reflect on the current situation and main issues, and will provide information on proposals for technical projects to conduct research and devise solutions for infrastructure managers and railway undertakings.

To disseminate these main issues of this White Paper, UIC wants to conduct a Workshop on Acoustics that brings together academia, the railway industrial sector, IMs and RUs and the leading researchers in the fields that have been covered by the White Paper:

  • Noise source generation (rolling noise, rail roughness, aerodynamic noise, squeal and bridge noise, etc)
  • Acoustic comfort, subjective perception and psychoacoustic indicators (interior and exterior noise)
  • Ground-borne vibration

This workshop is likely to be of great interest to the whole railway community, contributing significantly to understanding and to identifying key issues for future research.

For further information please contact David Mirayo, Infrastructure and TTI Senior Advisor:

mirayo@uic.org

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News from UIC members
  

Russia: CEO of Russian Railways and Indian Ambassador discuss prospects for joint projects

In Moscow, the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of the Russian Railways Oleg Belozerov has met with D. B. Venkatesh Varma, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of India to the Russian Federation.

Under discussion at the meeting were the prospects for joint projects to modernise and develop rail infrastructure and rail management systems, introduce digital technologies, and train specialists in the field of rail transport, as well as to increase trade between the two countries.

“India is developing rapidly, and we know its demand for a new look with regard to its rail system – for a new quality of service, for high speeds and modern technology. The railways of both countries have the necessary technologies that can complement each other harmoniously. The Russian Railways’ Holding is a global leader in safety, ecology and energy efficiency, and we are ready to expand cooperation with our colleagues from Indian Railways,” said Oleg Belozerov.

In 2019, trade between Russia and India exceeded $11 billion, with the main driver of growth coming from oil and coal. In particular, coal supplies in the past year increased by almost 78% to 8 million tons.

Oleg Belozerov noted that the international profile of the Russian Railways’ Holding includes projects on freight transport and logistics services. The Company is now managing the rail infrastructure in Armenia and Mongolia, modernising the infrastructure in Serbia, and increasing the number of transit routes on the Russian railway network.

Cooperation with India’s railways is developing in the areas of infrastructure modernisation and training. In December 2019, Indian Railways adopted a feasibility study prepared by Russian Railways for a project to increase the speed of trains to 200 kph on the Nagpur – Secunderabad line. Last year, more than 180 employees from Indian Railways were also trained on special educational programmes in Russia.

(Source: RZD)

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News from UIC members
  

United Kingdom: Eurostar launches “you see more when you don’t fly” TV campaign

On 6 February Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service linking the UK and mainland Europe, launched the next phase of its ‘You see more when you don’t fly’ campaign, designed to showcase that the best breaks start and end with a Eurostar journey straight to the heart of European cities by train.

The latest instalment of the campaign sees the return of the ostrich, a character which rejects flying in favour of a better way to travel. The campaign aims to demonstrate the benefits of travel by high-speed rail whilst encouraging travellers to choose Eurostar destinations.

Two 30-second spots show the ostrich making the most of the time gained by taking Eurostar as it ambles through a beautiful Parisian market in the UK market version. For French, Belgium and Dutch audiences, the advert is set in a punk exhibition at a London gallery, bringing to life the excitement of the city. The ostrich explores destinations all while looking that little bit closer and lingering longer thanks to time saved by arriving in the city centre.

Created by ENGINE, the character was first launched at the end of 2019 in print, outdoor and digital formats but this time brought to life for TV, cinema and online audiences by Patrick Daughters at Gorgeous and the team at MPC. The campaign will be supported with social media edits, digital display, CRM and on Eurostar.com.

Richard Sherwood, Customer Engagement Director at Eurostar said: “The latest phase of our campaign reinforces the benefits of travelling by Eurostar – taking customers to the city centre and allowing them to see more on the journey and see more when they arrive. The new TVC’s have a bold and refreshing feel which reflects a return to our challenger brand routes as we remind audiences that high-speed rail is a fast and relaxing to travel.”

Leon Jaume, Executive Creative Director at ENGINE, said: “The determined non-flyer has two heroes: Eurostar and the ostrich. They are brought together in the new Eurostar TV campaign to demonstrate the joy of arriving in the centre of a European capital with your serenity intact, eager to get the most out of the weekend. The ostrich was hatched by Richard Nott and David Dearlove at Engine and nurtured into maturity by Patrick Daughters’ direction and MPC’s sorcery.”

Alex Snookes, VFX Supervisor at MPC said: “Working on this project required a lot of meticulous planning and MPC’s involvement right from the very start. MPC worked closely with Patrick Daughters, David Dearlove and Richard Nott to offer our creative input, making sure the VFX was applied in the best possible way. The biggest challenge was bringing Patrick’s vision of the ostrich to life and giving it a fun and engaging character. Overall, it was a great collaborative process and a fun campaign to have been part of.”

The campaign will run nationally across TV and Cinema in the UK and France throughout February and will launch later in the year across Belgium. In the UK, the advert will be shown across ITV, Channel 4 and Sky on broadcast channels and On Demand.

(Source: Eurostar)

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News from UIC members
  

Czech Republic: Reconstruction of passenger building at Třebíč launched, to be completed in a year

Správa železnic has launched a complex reconstruction of the passenger building at Třebíč Station. Work covers adapting the building’s cladding including the facade with heating and modernisation of the interior together with changes in layout. The total investment cost of the construction amounts to CZK 27.5 million.

The main objective in the construction is a complete renovation of the whole passenger building. Construction adaptations will deal with the cladding, during which it will acquire a facade with heating; windows, doors and the roofing will be exchanged. Work will also include construction modification of the interior with changes in layout for the renewal and modernisation of the current premises and to increase travelling comfort and ensure barrier-free access. Sanitation of the cellar, central heating and the wiring system will also be carried out.

Construction work will result in certain limitations for passengers. During the construction of barrier-free lavatories, passengers will be use mobile lavatories; ticket sales will be available for the whole duration. A transit corridor will be created for passengers at Platform No 1 by means of wooden boarding or a board system with proper route markings. Transport employees will have a background to carry out their duties during reconstruction.

The construction was launched this month and will be completed by February next year.

(Source: SZCZ)

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