UIC eNews http://www.mkforce.com/com/ UIC News en SPIP - www.spip.net UIC Communications http://www.mkforce.com/com/local/cache-vignettes/L144xH63/siteon0-8d6e2.png?1602754236 http://www.mkforce.com/com/ 63 144 UIC takes part in the online World Passenger Festival on 17 November 2020 http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/uic-takes-part-in-the-online-world-passenger-festival-on-17-november-2020?page=news http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/uic-takes-part-in-the-online-world-passenger-festival-on-17-november-2020?page=news 2020-11-23T16:57:31Z text/html en Passenger Reporting Mobility Task Force Covid-19 interconnectivity <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/" rel="directory">from eNews Nr eNews - </a> <p>UIC participated in the World Passenger Festival online event held virtually from 16 – 18 November, which brought together the full transport industry to discuss the future of passenger transport around the world. Speakers included rail, bus, metro, ferry, station, taxi, shared and micro mobility providers as well as regional, national and international authorities and policy makers. <br class='autobr' /> Under the theme Creating a fundamental shift in transport: preparing for a green future of transport and (...)</p> / <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/passenger" rel="tag">Passenger</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/reporting" rel="tag">Reporting</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/mobility" rel="tag">Mobility</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/task-force" rel="tag">Task Force</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/covid-19" rel="tag">Covid-19</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/interconnectivity" rel="tag">interconnectivity</a> <img src='http://www.mkforce.com/com/local/cache-gd2/31/8edf859e61464455cddbcb891f514b.jpg?1606150672' width='300' height='170' />] <div class='rss_texte'><p>UIC participated in the World Passenger Festival online event held virtually from 16 – 18 November, which brought together the full transport industry to discuss the future of passenger transport around the world. Speakers included rail, bus, metro, ferry, station, taxi, shared and micro mobility providers as well as regional, national and international authorities and policy makers.</p> <p>Under the theme <strong>Creating a fundamental shift in transport: preparing for a green future of transport and mobility</strong>, UIC's Passenger Director Marc Guigon participated in a panel session on the future of public transport and how the transport industry will recover from the Covid-19 crisis, along with the following speakers:</p> <ul class="spip"><li> Linas Bauzys, Chief Executive Officer, Passenger Rail, Lithuanian Railways</li><li> Carlo Boselli, General Manager, Eurail</li></ul> <p>The session was moderated by Roger Van Boxtel, Former CEO of Dutch Railways.</p> <p>The speakers discussed the following topics:</p> <ul class="spip"><li> For a green transport landscape public transport needs to be the backbone of mobility – how can we ensure this is a reality in the future?</li><li> The role of effective customer experience, communications and policy to make public transport the obvious choice for every journey</li><li> Achieving a better future for public transport: the policy, technology and system changes which will support a golden age for passenger transport</li></ul> <p>In his key messages, Marc Guigon highlighted the work of the UIC Covid-19 Task Force, the five guidance documents and the two state-of-the-art papers that have been published, and what the railways have done to get back on track. He also spoke about intermobility and interconnectivity in the railways and how in this period of “new normal” it is important for all mobility partners to cooperate and work together.</p></div> <div class='rss_ps'><p>For further information please contact Marc Guigon: <a href="mailto:guigon@www.mkforce.com" class='spip_mail'>guigon@www.mkforce.com</a></p></div> UIC participates in Annual Meeting of the 1st OSJD Commission http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/uic-participates-in-annual-meeting-of-the-1st-osjd-commission?page=news http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/uic-participates-in-annual-meeting-of-the-1st-osjd-commission?page=news 2020-11-23T14:28:59Z text/html en Freight Passenger Corridors Standardisation Rail System Reporting IRS Interfaces <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/" rel="directory">from eNews Nr eNews - </a> / <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/freight" rel="tag">Freight</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/passenger" rel="tag">Passenger</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/corridors-98" rel="tag">Corridors</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/standardisation" rel="tag">Standardisation</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/rail-system" rel="tag">Rail System</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/reporting" rel="tag">Reporting</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/irs" rel="tag">IRS</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/interfaces" rel="tag">Interfaces</a> <img src='http://www.mkforce.com/com/local/cache-gd2/18/a5857797b2624283225a5eda09c16f.jpg?1606141761' width='300' height='170' />] <div class='rss_texte'><p>A UIC delegation attended the annual meeting of the 1st OSJD Commission on Transport Policy and Development Strategy held on 13-16 October via web conference.</p> <p>On behalf of Mr François Davenne, UIC Director General, the UIC delegation outlined the challenges and requirements for conventional and fast/high-speed passenger and freight transport to be implemented nationally by OSJD and UIC members. These efforts should be supported by the development of technical solutions, particularly to enable particular seamless high-speed transport in the context of railway systems using different gauges: 1435/Europe – 1520 – 1435/Asia. UIC has amassed significant experience of conventional and high-speed technical issues, which could be shared with OSJD as a strategic Eurasian partner.</p> <p>Among other issues, the meeting addressed:</p> <ul class="spip"><li> plans for the improvement of transport and the development of OSJD railway transport corridors up to 2030: updating and approval of the technical and operational passports and proposals for the connection of new lines;</li><li> analysis of the reasons for delays in passenger trains and idle time of freight cars at border (transfer) stations: development of relevant OSJD leaflet describing a unified methodology;</li><li> development of measures aimed at facilitating border crossing and procedures within the framework of the International Convention on the Harmonization of Conditions for Goods Control at Frontiers (1982);</li><li> strategic development of railway transport in the OSJD countries;</li><li> debriefing on the activities of the ERA-OSJD Contact Group for the interaction of 1520 mm/1435 mm gauge railway systems;</li><li> OSJD Statistical Bulletin on Railway Transport;</li><li> approval of the draft OSJD Leaflet R 305/1, “OSJD Glossary”;</li><li> development of a methodology for the “Volume of train work, taking into account the weight of the locomotive” indicator;</li><li> approval of the draft work plan for 2021, 2022 and subsequent years;</li><li> preparation of the draft decision of the next XLIX session of the OSJD Ministerial Conference.</li></ul> <p>The meeting was attended by representatives of OSJD member countries from Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Belarus, Hungary, Georgia, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Russia, Romania, Slovakia, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Czech Republic and Estonia and by OSJD-affiliated enterprises: PLASKE JSC (Ukraine), Association of Higher Educational Institutions of Transport (RUT (MIIT)), METRANS (Poland); Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), EC (DG MOVE), International “Trans-Caspian International Transport Route” Association and the OSJD Committee, as well as UIC.</p> <p>OSJD strategy for development of conventional and fast/high-speed transport</p> <p>During the meeting, Mr Mikhail Vsevolozhskiy, OSJD Committee Deputy Chairman, addressed the importance of issues to be discussed for further development of railway transport.</p> <p>The UIC delegation supported coordination activities within the frameworks of EU and EEU Technical Regulations and suggested using the IRSs produced by UIC as a universal source of railway expertise for the development of documents linked to technical solutions for cross-border and intersystem challenges. IRSs are aimed at global application, including application on international corridors.</p> <p>The meeting participants also discussed the status of documents developed using ERA-OSJD and UIC-OSJD processes. Documents developed under the ERA-OSJD process are informative only, whereas UIC-OSJD documents are legally binding for both organisations.</p> <p>The next meeting of the OSJD 1st Commission is scheduled to take place on 16-18 February 2021.</p></div> <div class='rss_ps'><p>For further information, please contact Vytautas Kinderis: <br class='autobr' /> <a href="mailto:kinderis@www.mkforce.com" class='spip_mail'>kinderis@www.mkforce.com</a></p></div> Belgium: SNCB is nominated for the Covid-19 Outbreak Special Award http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/belgium-sncb-is-nominated-for-the-covid-19-outbreak-special-award?page=news http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/belgium-sncb-is-nominated-for-the-covid-19-outbreak-special-award?page=news 2020-11-23T14:20:34Z text/html en Europe Innovation News from UIC members Promoting Crisis Management Award Covid-19 <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/" rel="directory">from eNews Nr eNews - </a> <p>Belgian railway undertaking SNCB has been nominated, along with three other candidates, for the Covid-19 Outbreak Special Award. The nominees will present their achievements and challenges during a live webinar to be held as part of the Virtual European Risk Management Awards Week, organised by FERMA (Federation of European Risk Management Associations) and Commercial Risk Europe from 7 – 11 December 2020. <br class='autobr' /> The European Risk Management Awards have, over the last three years, recognised and (...)</p> / <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/europe" rel="tag">Europe</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/innovation-253" rel="tag">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/news-from-uic-members-289" rel="tag">News from UIC members</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/events" rel="tag">Promoting</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/crisis-management" rel="tag">Crisis Management</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/award" rel="tag">Award</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/covid-19" rel="tag">Covid-19</a> <img src='http://www.mkforce.com/com/local/cache-gd2/50/3098869cd4e71c886882e4196a29ef.jpg?1606141311' width='300' height='170' />] <div class='rss_texte'><p>Belgian railway undertaking SNCB has been nominated, along with three other candidates, for the Covid-19 Outbreak Special Award. The nominees will present their achievements and challenges during a live webinar to be held as part of the Virtual European Risk Management Awards Week, organised by FERMA (Federation of European Risk Management Associations) and Commercial Risk Europe from 7 – 11 December 2020.</p> <p>The European Risk Management Awards have, over the last three years, recognised and rewarded best practice and innovation among risk managers and the wider community of industry experts – brokers, insurers, technical specialists and other partners – who support them.</p> <p>SNCB's nomination follows its work in keeping the company delivering essential transport in a safe way for its passengers and staff. The nomination is the combined result of the dedicated work of teams in different parts of the company and during an unprecedented pandemic crisis.</p> <p>SNCB has built on the help and support of the UIC Covid-19 Task Force and its members, who are coordinating the railway sector's response to the pandemic.</p> <p><strong>About the award</strong><br class='autobr' /> This special award seeks to reward an individual risk manager who has shown excellence in creating and implementing their Covid-19 crisis management strategy and setting up and rolling out of the recovery plan.</p> <p><strong>About the nominees</strong></p> <ul class="spip"><li> Pim Moerman, Director Insurance and Risk Engineering, Royal Philips</li><li> Athina Pehrman, Group Risk Manager, Electrolux Professional Group</li><li> Erik Van Meensel, Head of International Affairs, NMBS/SNCB</li><li> Oliver Wild, Group Chief Risk, Insurance and Coordination of Internal Control Officer, Veolia</li></ul> <p><strong>During the webinar</strong><br class='autobr' /> The webinar will allow you to meet the three nominees for the Covid-19 Outbreak Special Award. You can:</p> <ul class="spip"><li> Listen to a dynamic discussion with each nominee, who will present their achievements and challenges</li><li> Participate in the live Q&A</li><li> Stay engaged using our chat function with the entire audience</li></ul> <p>The live webinar will take place on <strong>Monday 7 December 2020 from 16:30-17:30 CET.</strong></p> <p>For more details please consult this page: <a href="https://europeanriskmanagementawards.com/European19/en/page/covid-19-outbreak-special-award-webinar" class='spip_url spip_out auto' rel='nofollow external'>https://europeanriskmanagementawards.com/European19/en/page/covid-19-outbreak-special-award-webinar</a></p> <p>The Live Ceremony will take place on <strong>Friday 11 December from 16:30-17:30 CET</strong> when the winner of this category will be revealed.</p> <p>Register here for the Awards' week and select which events during the week you wish to attend: <a href="https://eu-ems.com/register.asp?event_id=4497" class='spip_url spip_out auto' rel='nofollow external'>https://eu-ems.com/register.asp?event_id=4497</a></p> <p>(Source: FERMA & Commercial Risk Europe)</p></div> <div class='rss_ps'><p>For further information about the UIC Covid-19 Task Force please contact: <a href="mailto:covid19@www.mkforce.com" class='spip_mail'>covid19@www.mkforce.com</a></p></div> 6th UIC Digital Conference 2020 http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/6th-uic-digital-conference-2020?page=news http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/6th-uic-digital-conference-2020?page=news 2020-11-23T14:09:42Z text/html en Digital Promoting UIC Digital Awards <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/" rel="directory">from eNews Nr eNews - </a> <p>Following the successful previous editions, UIC is pleased to invite you to the 6th UIC Digital Conference 2020. Given the current situation caused by Covid-19, to ensure the safety of all, the UIC Digital Conference 2020 will take place online on December 11, 2020 from 11:00 to 13:00 (Paris time). <br class='autobr' /> For more information, please register: http://www.mkforce.com/events/uic-digital-conference-2020 <br class='autobr' /> This event will give the opportunity to group together representatives from UIC Members and actors from (...)</p> / <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/digital" rel="tag">Digital </a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/events" rel="tag">Promoting</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/uic-digital-awards" rel="tag">UIC Digital Awards</a> <img src='http://www.mkforce.com/com/local/cache-gd2/d9/ddff5801905d49475eb622dd52210c.png?1606140914' width='300' height='170' />] <div class='rss_texte'><p>Following the successful previous editions, UIC is pleased to invite you to the 6th UIC Digital Conference 2020. Given the current situation caused by Covid-19, to ensure the safety of all, the UIC Digital Conference 2020 will take place online on December 11, 2020 from 11:00 to 13:00 (Paris time).</p> <p>For more information, please register: <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/events/uic-digital-conference-2020" class='spip_url spip_out auto' rel='nofollow external'>http://www.mkforce.com/events/uic-digital-conference-2020</a></p> <p>This event will give the opportunity to group together representatives from UIC Members and actors from the digital ecosystem to learn more about current digital trends, projects & innovations. As usual, it will be the opportunity to celebrate the UIC Digital Awards.</p> <p>Programme</p> <ul class="spip"><li> Introduction by François DAVENNE (UIC General Director) and Evgeny CHARKIN (RZD CIO and UIC Digital Platform Chairman)</li><li> Keynote by Jean-Michel MIS (Member of French Parliament and Member of National Digital Council)</li><li> Presentation of ECOPMS project by Olivier MAUREL (CEO MCLEDGER)</li><li> Presentation of BDTM project by Alexey OZEROV (Head of International Department JSC NIIAS)</li><li> Keynote AWS by Cameron Brooks - Public Sector Director Sales Europe</li><li> Information on UIC Digital Platform activities by Francis BEDEL (UIC CDO)</li><li> 5th UIC Digital Awards ceremony and presentation of the 3 winners</li><li> Conclusion</li></ul></div> <div class='rss_ps'><p>For further information, please contact Parinaz Bazeghi: <a href="mailto:Bazeghi@www.mkforce.com" class='spip_mail'>Bazeghi@www.mkforce.com</a></p></div> Ceremony for the Belt and Road International Scientific and Technological Organisation Cooperation Platform held on 17 November http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/ceremony-for-the-belt-and-road-international-scientific-and-technological?page=news http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/ceremony-for-the-belt-and-road-international-scientific-and-technological?page=news 2020-11-23T13:56:06Z text/html en Research Passenger Training Asia Pacific Cooperation <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/" rel="directory">from eNews Nr eNews - </a> <p>The ceremony for the Belt and Road International Scientific and Technological Organisation Cooperation Platform was held on 17 November and was chaired by Mr Song Jun, Chairman of China Science and Technology Association of Beijing and Mr Yang Dan, Chairman of the University of Transport of Chengdu (SWJTU) (UIC member). <br class='autobr' /> Mr Marc Guigon, UIC Passenger Director and Coordinator of the UIC Covid-19 Taskforce, gave an opening address for the occasion: <br class='autobr' /> UIC and SWJTC will continue their (...)</p> / <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/research" rel="tag">Research</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/passenger" rel="tag">Passenger</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/training" rel="tag">Training</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/asia" rel="tag">Asia Pacific</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/cooperation" rel="tag">Cooperation</a> <img src='http://www.mkforce.com/com/local/cache-gd2/f7/3f4968f994a8d67bea10593589833f.jpg?1606137363' width='300' height='170' />] <div class='rss_texte'><p>The ceremony for the Belt and Road International Scientific and Technological Organisation Cooperation Platform was held on 17 November and was chaired by Mr Song Jun, Chairman of China Science and Technology Association of Beijing and Mr Yang Dan, Chairman of the University of Transport of Chengdu (SWJTU) (UIC member).</p> <p>Mr Marc Guigon, UIC Passenger Director and Coordinator of the UIC Covid-19 Taskforce, gave an opening address for the occasion:</p> <div class="embed-responsive embed-responsive-16by9"> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/e7iU3C5hhdg" frameborder="0"allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> <p><code class='spip_code' dir='ltr'></code></p> <p>UIC and SWJTC will continue their involvement in the Belt and Road platform. Both organisations will be involved in conducting academic research, cultivating scientific and technological talent, hosting academic conferences, and making joint efforts to promote scientific and technological progress and advance the development of international scientific and technological organisations.</p> <p>Cooperation is also envisaged in relation to high-speed rail and standards, including the organisation of hackathons, and the work will provide the opportunity for students to receive training and to participate in international activities or work with researchers on projects of international interest.</p></div> <div class='rss_ps'><p>For further information, please contact Marc Guigon, UIC Passenger Director and Coordinator of the UIC Covid-19 Taskforce: <a href="mailto:guigon@www.mkforce.com" class='spip_mail'>guigon@www.mkforce.com</a></p></div> ERRAC, the technology platform for the rail sector in Europe, disappointed by the message of the European Commission on the “Europe's Rail” Joint Undertaking http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/errac-the-technology-platform-for-the-rail-sector-in-europe-disappointed-by-the?page=news http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/errac-the-technology-platform-for-the-rail-sector-in-europe-disappointed-by-the?page=news 2020-11-23T13:45:17Z text/html en Research ERRAC Innovation Reporting <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/" rel="directory">from eNews Nr eNews - </a> <p>The European Rail Research Advisory Council (ERRAC), rail's European technology platform (ETP), held its plenary meeting digitally on 19 November. <br class='autobr' /> The ERRAC plenary welcomed a presentation on the new ERRAC Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA), which is due to be published later this month. The SRIA is a key document for the rail sector and the preparation of Shift2Rail's successor within Horizon Europe: the Europe's Rail Joint Undertaking. <br class='autobr' /> Sadly, the keynote contributions from DG (...)</p> / <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/research" rel="tag">Research</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/errac" rel="tag">ERRAC</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/innovation-253" rel="tag">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/reporting" rel="tag">Reporting</a> <img src='http://www.mkforce.com/com/local/cache-gd2/98/2de261f4674c447a87f1eb162eedb9.jpg?1606208766' width='300' height='170' />] <div class='rss_texte'><p>The European Rail Research Advisory Council (ERRAC), rail's European technology platform (ETP), held its plenary meeting digitally on 19 November.</p> <p>The ERRAC plenary welcomed a presentation on the new ERRAC Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA), which is due to be published later this month. The SRIA is a key document for the rail sector and the preparation of Shift2Rail's successor within Horizon Europe: the Europe's Rail Joint Undertaking.</p> <p>Sadly, the keynote contributions from DG MOVE and DG Research and Innovation on Horizon Europe and the future Europe's Rail Joint Undertaking have raised strong concerns among ERRAC's members. Current budgetary and timeline uncertainties could hamper the transformation of the European rail system. ERRAC is calling for a total EU funding budget of 1.5 billion euro for the Europe's Rail Joint Undertaking, and delays in launching the new rail partnership should be avoided given that there will be no Shift2Rail funding calls next year. Furthermore, 2021 is a very important year for the rail community and enthusiasts alike as it has been designated the European Year of Rail. ERRAC members have also communicated to the European Commission that the future Master Plan of the Europe's Rail Joint Undertaking must be based on the R&I priorities contained in the SRIA and supported by the rail sector.</p> <p>Alberto Parrondo, ERRAC Chairman, emphasised that “the lack of clarity on the final budget, as much as the risk of running an empty 2021 in terms of EU rail innovation, is very disappointing news. We need to urgently act in order to make rail more agile: massive digitalisation, a shift to automation, the arrival of autonomous trains won´t happen by themselves”.</p> <p>The ERRAC plenary also served as an opportunity to learn more about Shift2Rail's activities and progress during 2020. Notably, TER4RAIL, a Shift2Rail project, presented its final results: <a href="https://ter4rail.eu" class='spip_url spip_out auto' rel='nofollow external'>https://ter4rail.eu</a>.</p></div> <div class='rss_ps'><p>Further information can be found on the ERRAC website – <a href="http://www.errac.org" class='spip_url spip_out auto' rel='nofollow external'>www.errac.org</a> or by contacting the secretariat – <a href="mailto:brennan@www.mkforce.com" class='spip_mail'>brennan@www.mkforce.com</a> or <a href="mailto:nicolas.furio@unife.org" class='spip_mail'>nicolas.furio@unife.org</a></p></div> UIC HQ and the UIC Middle East Region are pleased to announce the first webinar on railway safety and level crossings to be held online on 30 November from 10.00–13.00 (Paris time) http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/uic-hq-and-the-uic-middle-east-region-are-pleased-to-announce-the-first-webinar?page=news http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/uic-hq-and-the-uic-middle-east-region-are-pleased-to-announce-the-first-webinar?page=news 2020-11-23T13:27:24Z text/html en Safety Middle East Level Crossings ILCAD Promoting Webinar <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/" rel="directory">from eNews Nr eNews - </a> <p>The webinar will be opened by Mr Jerzy Wisniewski, UIC Director of Fundamental Values and Coordinator of the Middle Region, on behalf of Mr François Davenne, UIC Director General. <br class='autobr' /> This will be followed by an address by RAME (UIC Regional Assembly for Middle East) members: Mr Tamer İyiiş, Deputy Head of Safety and Quality Management at TCDD and member of the RAME Safety WG, Mr Sayed Mostafa Davoudi, Deputy President of Technical and Infrastructure at RAI. There will then follow (...)</p> / <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/safety" rel="tag">Safety</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/middle-east-27" rel="tag">Middle East</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/level-crossings-122" rel="tag">Level Crossings</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/ilcad" rel="tag">ILCAD</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/events" rel="tag">Promoting</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/webinar" rel="tag">Webinar</a> <img src='http://www.mkforce.com/com/local/cache-gd2/b1/7cf34943820c6b5341b59e3d721263.png?1606138046' width='300' height='170' />] <div class='rss_texte'><p>The webinar will be opened by Mr Jerzy Wisniewski, UIC Director of Fundamental Values and Coordinator of the Middle Region, on behalf of Mr François Davenne, UIC Director General.</p> <p>This will be followed by an address by RAME (UIC Regional Assembly for Middle East) members:</p> <ul class="spip"><li> Mr Tamer İyiiş, Deputy Head of Safety and Quality Management at TCDD and member of the RAME Safety WG,</li><li> Mr Sayed Mostafa Davoudi, Deputy President of Technical and Infrastructure at RAI.<br class='autobr' /> There will then follow presentations by:</li><li> Mr Frédéric Hénon, UIC Head of Safety: Safety statistics, human factors, safety culture <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/safety/" class='spip_url spip_out auto' rel='nofollow external'>http://www.mkforce.com/safety/</a></li><li> Ms Isabelle Fonverne, UIC Senior Safety Advisor: Level crossing safety worldwide, ILCAD <a href="http://www.ilcad.org" class='spip_url spip_out auto' rel='nofollow external'>www.ilcad.org</a></li><li> Mr Grigore Havarneanu, UIC Senior Research Advisor, Security Division: SAFER-LC project <a href="https://safer-lc.eu/" class='spip_url spip_out auto' rel='nofollow external'>https://safer-lc.eu/</a></li><li> Ms Parinaz Bazeghi, UIC Digital Project Manager, Digital Platform: DIGIM II project <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/projects/digim" class='spip_url spip_out auto' rel='nofollow external'>http://www.mkforce.com/projects/digim</a></li><li> Mr Ramon Atochero, ADIF: Level crossing safety situation in Spain: state of the art, technological solutions to improve safety</li><li> Ms Katarzyna Kucharek, PKP Group Foundation: Safety education measures in Poland focusing on trespassers and level crossing users</li><li> RAME members</li></ul> <p>For more information, please visit <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/middle-east/" class='spip_url spip_out auto' rel='nofollow external'>http://www.mkforce.com/middle-east/</a></p></div> <div class='rss_ps'><p>For further information, please contact: <a href="mailto:wisniewski@www.mkforce.com" class='spip_mail'>wisniewski@www.mkforce.com</a> ; <a href="mailto:philippe@www.mkforce.com" class='spip_mail'>philippe@www.mkforce.com</a> ; <a href="mailto:rameuic@gmail.com" class='spip_mail'>rameuic@gmail.com</a></p></div> Allocation and harmonisation of FRMCS frequencies in Europe http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/allocation-and-harmonisation-of-frmcs-frequencies-in-europe?page=news http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/allocation-and-harmonisation-of-frmcs-frequencies-in-europe?page=news 2020-11-20T13:52:18Z text/html en Telecommunications Rail System Digital FRMCS 5G <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/" rel="directory">from eNews Nr eNews - </a> <p>Over the past number of years, UIC has led efforts to obtain dedicated railway frequencies for 5G in Europe within the framework of its global FRMCS programme. <br class='autobr' /> These efforts have proven a success -the Electronic Communications Committee (ECC) approved the draft for the official recommendation on 17 November, allocating 5.6 MHz in the 900 MHz band and 10 MHz in the 1900 MHz band for European railways. <br class='autobr' /> Furthermore, the ECC decision grants specific conditions of usage, protecting railway (...)</p> / <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/telecommunications" rel="tag">Telecommunications</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/rail-system" rel="tag">Rail System</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/digital" rel="tag">Digital </a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/frmcs" rel="tag">FRMCS</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/548" rel="tag">5G</a> <img src='http://www.mkforce.com/com/local/cache-gd2/79/98ee6a56a85197c8007dfe07b83b1e.png?1605890886' width='300' height='170' />] <div class='rss_texte'><p>Over the past number of years, UIC has led efforts to obtain dedicated railway frequencies for 5G in Europe within the framework of its global FRMCS programme.</p> <p>These efforts have proven a success -the Electronic Communications Committee (ECC) approved the draft for the official recommendation on 17 November, allocating 5.6 MHz in the 900 MHz band and 10 MHz in the 1900 MHz band for European railways.</p> <p>Furthermore, the ECC decision grants specific conditions of usage, protecting railway operations and providing relevant levels of emissions, thus reducing levels of infrastructure investment in comparison to conventional telecoms networks.</p> <p>This is an excellent and valuable achievement for the entire railway community, and clearly demonstrates that unified objectives and actions in the railway sector can result in highly positive outcomes, even in the event of difficult and sometimes controversial situations, such as fierce competition between industries to obtain 5G frequencies for their own usage.</p> <p>With this major step forward, and the official launch this month of the 5G Rail European project to build and test the first 5G prototypes adapted to rail operations, the FRMCS is well on its way and is becoming increasingly tangible, paving the way toward train digitalisation.</p></div> <div class='rss_ps'><p>For further information, please contact Jean-Michel Evanghelou, Head of Telecom and Signalling at UIC: <a href="mailto:evanghelou@www.mkforce.com" class='spip_mail'>evanghelou@www.mkforce.com</a></p></div> Norway: Bergen gets Norway's greenest freight terminal http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/norway-bergen-gets-norway-s-greenest-freight-terminal?page=news http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/norway-bergen-gets-norway-s-greenest-freight-terminal?page=news 2020-11-20T13:52:11Z text/html en Freight Europe News from UIC members <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/" rel="directory">from eNews Nr eNews - </a> <p>Norway's first emission-free freight terminal will open in 2024. This could mean 400 fewer trucks in the centre of Bergen every day, benefitting soft road users and improving air quality. <br class='autobr' /> Today, goods arrive at Nygårdstangen both on rails and by truck. This will come to an end when the new terminal opens. The terminal will be operated entirely by electrically powered freight trains, making it the most climate-friendly terminal in Norway. <br class='autobr' /> “We look forward to being able to open a green and (...)</p> / <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/freight" rel="tag">Freight</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/europe" rel="tag">Europe</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/news-from-uic-members-289" rel="tag">News from UIC members</a> <img src='http://www.mkforce.com/com/local/cache-gd2/7b/f110e873af31238c572601ed63217b.jpg?1605880344' width='300' height='170' />] <div class='rss_texte'><p>Norway's first emission-free freight terminal will open in 2024. This could mean 400 fewer trucks in the centre of Bergen every day, benefitting soft road users and improving air quality.</p> <p>Today, goods arrive at Nygårdstangen both on rails and by truck. This will come to an end when the new terminal opens. The terminal will be operated entirely by electrically powered freight trains, making it the most climate-friendly terminal in Norway.</p> <p>“We look forward to being able to open a green and future-oriented freight terminal for the benefit of the city and the railway. This will be good for traffic safety, well-being for cyclists and pedestrians and for the city air”, says Bane NOR's Regional Terminal Manager Ove Algrøy.</p> <p>You can see how the green terminal will look here: <a href="https://youtu.be/bF3cA0rI7Js" class='spip_url spip_out auto' rel='nofollow external'>https://youtu.be/bF3cA0rI7Js</a></p> <p><strong>Electrically powered traffic</strong></p> <p>The upgraded terminal will have new, longer tracks that provide space for more long freight trains. There will also be new tracks for train parking, and everything will be electrified. Thus, all movement of freight wagons inside the terminal will be completely emission-free.</p> <p>Buildings will be demolished to make room for the new track. They are used, among other things, for transhipment and storage of goods that do not come with the railway. Fewer cars will drive in and out of the terminal area following the conversion, providing an additional environmental benefit.</p> <p>The following measures will also contribute to making the terminal emission-free:</p> <ul class="spip"><li> Electrified tracks for both loading and parking of freight trains</li><li> Two new terminal buildings supplied with energy from district heating and solar cells</li><li> Rechargeable electric lifting equipment</li><li> Charging points for machines and equipment</li><li> Electrical connection for refrigerated containers</li></ul> <p><strong>More than double the capacity</strong></p> <p>Bane NOR will facilitate both longer freight trains and growth in freight volume to and from Bergen in the years ahead.</p> <p>“The conversion facilitates that more and longer freight trains can be loaded more efficiently. This gives a capacity increase of over 100 per cent, which is at the same time environmentally friendly and cost-effective. We thereby strengthen the competitiveness of goods on the railway”, says Bane NOR Project Manager Eivind Farestveit Larsen.</p> <p>The new tracks and the possibility of local storage at the terminal will help to achieve this goal. In addition, the freight tracks that are being built will have direct access from the terminal to the main track on the Bergen line. This makes traffic flow more efficient for freight trains.</p> <p>Better utilisation of the areas combined with simpler logistics will increase capacity and facilitate more freight traffic on environmentally friendly, electric railways.</p> <p><strong>Full operation during rebuilding works</strong></p> <p>The terminal will be rebuilt while running full freight traffic, requiring effective construction planning.</p> <p><a href="https://www.banenor.no/Nyheter/Nyhetsarkiv/2020/bane-nor-kunngjor-stort-byggeprosjekt-i-bergen-pa-en-ny-mate/" class='spip_out' rel='external'>Bane NOR recently announced the assignment</a> to rebuild Nygårdstangen with an advance <a href="https://www.banenor.no/Nyheter/Nyhetsarkiv/2020/bane-nor-kunngjor-stort-byggeprosjekt-i-bergen-pa-en-ny-mate/" class='spip_out' rel='external'>announcement</a> in which it invited contractors to become involved in the tender process and the division of the contracts from an early stage. By focusing on early dialogue with the construction industry, Bane NOR hopes to obtain input from interested contractors so that the construction period can run as smoothly as possible for everyone involved in the terminal.</p> <p>Source: Bane NOR</p></div> Amtrak: 18 November 2020 Amtrak continues to enhance the travel experience at New York Penn station with new safety features and amenities http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/amtrak-18-november-2020-amtrak-continues-to-enhance-the-travel-experience-at?page=news http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/amtrak-18-november-2020-amtrak-continues-to-enhance-the-travel-experience-at?page=news 2020-11-20T13:51:12Z text/html en North America Stations and Intermodal Hubs News from UIC members <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/" rel="directory">from eNews Nr eNews - </a> <p>Installation of new ultraviolet germicidal irradiation equipment coincides with platform improvements and wayfinding signage <br class='autobr' /> As Amtrak continues to deliver a new standard of travel to simplify and safeguard the travel experience, customers and employees will experience new updates at New York Penn Station. This includes the installation of an ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) system in one of the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) units in the Amtrak concourse, (...)</p> / <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/north-america" rel="tag">North America</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/railway-stations" rel="tag">Stations and Intermodal Hubs</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/news-from-uic-members-289" rel="tag">News from UIC members</a> <img src='http://www.mkforce.com/com/local/cache-gd2/4a/4638373eab7317185adea635f83c31.jpg?1605880344' width='300' height='170' />] <div class='rss_texte'><p><strong>Installation of new ultraviolet germicidal irradiation equipment coincides with platform improvements and wayfinding signage</strong></p> <p>As Amtrak continues to deliver a <a href="https://media.amtrak.com/media-images/amtrak-delivering-a-new-standard-of-travel/" class='spip_out' rel='external'>new standard of travel</a> to simplify and safeguard the travel experience, customers and employees will experience new updates at New York Penn Station. This includes the installation of an ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) system in one of the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) units in the Amtrak concourse, refreshed platforms and new wayfinding signage in advance of the January opening of the Moynihan Train Hall.</p> <p>“By refreshing the platforms and signage and installing this equipment, we aim to simultaneously make it easier for customers to find their train and provide reassurance that we're working to reduce the risk of exposure while waiting for their train,” said Amtrak Executive Vice President and Chief Safety Officer Steve Predmore. “We will continue to research new and existing technologies that will provide an extra level of safety to our customers and employees and make updates to our stations for an improved travel experience”.</p> <p>The UVGI system helps prevent microbial growth from occurring on the cooling coils in an HVAC unit. By exposing microbes to intense ultraviolet light from the UVGI system, their cellular functions are interrupted which prevents growth and also eliminates viruses and other microbes that may have deposited on the coils' surface. In addition, these UVGI lamps should help the HVAC system work at its peak capacity longer as the buildup of microbial growth is prevented, which in untreated systems can clog the cooling coils and reduce airflow. The UVGI system at New York Penn Station will serve as a prototype for potential future installation serving passenger areas at major stations.</p> <p>The platform improvements include refreshed high-performance epoxy coating on the walls and walking surface, new signage, new LED lighting and a new detectable warning surface at the platform edge on platforms 3 to 8, which serve tracks 5 to 16. The new signage includes a complete overhaul of the wayfinding design on the platforms and both levels of the station, which will direct passengers between New York Penn Station and the Moynihan Train Hall.</p> <p>In addition, Amtrak has implemented new measures at New York Penn Station and other stations across the country:</p> <ul class="spip"><li> <strong>Face coverings</strong>: Amtrak requires all customers and employees to wear a face mask or covering that fully covers the entire mouth and nose, fits snugly against the side of the face, and secures under the chin at all times while onboard and in stations unless actively eating or drinking. Passengers must also maintain appropriate physical distancing while onboard and in stations. Based on guidance from <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/face-masks-public-transportation.html" class='spip_out' rel='external'>health authorities</a>, neck gaiters, open-chin triangle bandanas and masks containing valves, mesh material or holes of any kind do not qualify as acceptable face coverings. Face masks can be removed on board when customers are in their private room and the door is closed. If a customer has a medical condition or disability that makes the customer unable to wear such a standard face covering, a facial shield is an appropriate substitute. The face shield must cover the eyes, wrap around the sides of the wearer's face and extend below the chin. Children under two years old are not required to wear a face covering. Amtrak reserves the right to remove a customer or ban them from future travel in the event of noncompliance with Amtrak's face covering.</li><li> <strong>Enhanced cleaning protocols</strong>: Amtrak is following industry recommendations for deep cleaning and sanitising of its trains prior to service, with additional cleaning during service to disinfect bathrooms and frequently touched surfaces along the journey.</li><li> <strong>Boarding process</strong>: Customers can now receive boarding information through push notifications via the <a href="https://www.amtrak.com/get-mobile-application-and-access" class='spip_out' rel='external'>Amtrak app</a>, which will prevent crowding inside the station for those waiting for the boarding information to post and provide an extra level of confidence to make travel safe and secure.</li><li> <strong>Limiting bookings</strong>: Amtrak is limiting bookings on most trains to allow for more physical distancing in seating areas. Individuals travelling alone may use the seat next to them for personal belongings, while friends and family members will easily find seats together.</li><li> <strong>Air quality</strong>: All Amtrak trains are equipped with onboard filtration systems with a fresh air exchange rate every 4-5 minutes.</li></ul> <p>Amtrak continues to evaluate current practices and pilot new opportunities to support personal safety. Visit <a href="https://www.amtrak.com/home.html" class='spip_out' rel='external'>Amtrak.com</a> for more information about how Amtrak is maintaining a safe environment and <a href="https://www.amtrak.com/at-the-station/boarding/info-nyp.html" class='spip_out' rel='external'>Amtrak.com/info-NYP</a> for more information on Amtrak's New York Penn Station safety measures.</p> <p>(Source: Amtrak)</p></div> New record for UIC safety index http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/new-record-for-uic-safety-index?page=news http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/new-record-for-uic-safety-index?page=news 2020-11-20T13:50:31Z text/html en Safety Statistics Level Crossings Reporting Safety Database <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/" rel="directory">from eNews Nr eNews - </a> <p>Scope UIC's safety database has been collecting data on significant accidents since 2006 and currently covers 31 UIC members in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Four new infrastructure managers began providing data to the UIC database in 2020: FtiA (Finland), UŽ (Ukraine), SETRAG (Gabon) and SAR (Saudi Arabia). <br class='autobr' /> Number of significant accidents in 2019 <br class='autobr' /> Rail transport safety levels are steadily improving. With a total of 1,560 significant accidents recorded historically (members since (...)</p> / <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/safety" rel="tag">Safety</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/statistics" rel="tag">Statistics</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/level-crossings-122" rel="tag">Level Crossings</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/reporting" rel="tag">Reporting</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/safety-database" rel="tag">Safety Database</a> <img src='http://www.mkforce.com/com/local/cache-gd2/3c/ff64bd01a280a83a6952a6151a4977.png?1605880344' width='300' height='170' />] <div class='rss_texte'><p><strong>Scope</strong><br class='autobr' /> UIC's safety database has been collecting data on significant accidents since 2006 and currently covers 31 UIC members in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Four new infrastructure managers began providing data to the UIC database in 2020: FtiA (Finland), UŽ (Ukraine), SETRAG (Gabon) and SAR (Saudi Arabia).</p> <p><strong>Number of significant accidents in 2019</strong></p> <p>Rail transport safety levels are steadily improving. With a total of 1,560 significant accidents recorded historically (members since at least 2013), the number of accidents fell by 11 per cent compared with 2018 and 24 per cent compared with 2014. The increased number of accidents among new members is due to the expanded scope.</p> <p><strong>Causes of accidents in 2019</strong></p> <p>Seventy-five per cent of accidents were caused by trespassing on railway infrastructure, and 15 per cent were caused by accidents at level crossings. No more than one per cent of accidents involved people being hit on a platform or falling from a train or platform. Only seven per cent of the significant accidents recorded in UIC's safety database were attributed to internal causes relating to technical or organisational failures or human factors within the rail operation system; the remaining two per cent were caused by weather and environmental conditions. The predominance of individual accidents caused by third party trespassing is exacerbated by the inclusion of new members' data.</p> <p>The railway system is particularly vulnerable to the behaviour of people outside of the system: third parties represented 98 per cent of the fatalities recorded in 2019. It is imperative that public authorities play their part in promoting education and raising awareness of risk, and continue their efforts to protect the railways from uncivil behaviour by third parties, just as they have done for the road transport sector for many years.</p> <p><strong>UIC safety index </strong></p> <p>UIC's safety index not only provides statistics on numbers of accidents; each accident is weighted according to cause, type, frequency and victim category. This approach enables deeper insight into general safety levels, considered separately from high-impact events, which are fortunately rare.</p> <p>The safety index continues to decline and reached 7.56 in 2019, indicating an ongoing improvement in railway transport safety levels. The safety index for the new members – 7.55 in 2019 – can now be added to this score. In spite of the addition of four new members, the overall index decreased from 15.35 in 2018 to 15.11 in 2019: a slight decrease of 1.5 per cent.</p> <p>2019 is the last year prior to Covid-19. It should be noted that the results for 2020 will not be comparable in any way with results in previous years due to the pandemic and the transport restrictions imposed in the majority of countries.</p> <p><strong>Members of UIC's safety database</strong></p> <p>ADIF (Spain), ADIF-AV (Spain), CFL (Luxembourg), CFR-SA (Romania), CIE (Ireland), DB AG (Germany), HŽ (Croatia), Network Rail (UK), Infrabel (Belgium), IP (Portugal), BANE NOR SF (Norway), MAV (Hungary), ÖBB (Austria), PKP (Poland), ProRail (Netherlands), RAI (Iran), SNCF Réseau (France), FS RFI (Italy), SBB CFF FFS (Switzerland), SŽ (Slovenia), SŽ (Czech Republic, formerly SŽDC), TCDD (Turkey), Trafikverket (Sweden), ŽSR (Slovakia)</p> <p>New members in 2019: RŽD (Russia), RAS-EL (Greece), KRRI (South Korea)<br class='autobr' /> New members in 2020: FtiA (Finland), UŽ (Ukraine), SETRAG (Gabon) and SAR (Saudi Arabia).</p> <p><strong>Access the document </strong></p> <p>The UIC 2019 report on safety can be downloaded from: <a href="http://safetydb.www.mkforce.com" class='spip_url spip_out auto' rel='nofollow external'>http://safetydb.www.mkforce.com</a></p></div> <div class='rss_ps'><p>For further information, please contact: Olivier Georger, Safety Database Manager: <a href="mailto:georger@www.mkforce.com" class='spip_mail'>georger@www.mkforce.com</a></p></div> BIC and DCSA collaborate to standardise container facility identification; BIC releases API to enable universal digital access http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/bic-and-dcsa-collaborate-to-standardise-container-facility-identification-bic?page=news http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/bic-and-dcsa-collaborate-to-standardise-container-facility-identification-bic?page=news 2020-11-20T10:40:46Z text/html en Freight Standardisation Digital <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/" rel="directory">from eNews Nr eNews - </a> <p>BIC (Bureau International des Containers) and DCSA (Digital Container Shipping Association) on 17 November announced completion of their collaboration to standardise the codes used to identify facilities such as depots, container yards, M&R vendors and other supply chain container facilities. Thanks to the active participation by DCSA member ocean carriers as well as several of the largest leasing companies, the organisations have achieved a clean, machine-readable database of over (...)</p> / <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/freight" rel="tag">Freight</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/standardisation" rel="tag">Standardisation</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/digital" rel="tag">Digital </a> <img src='http://www.mkforce.com/com/local/cache-gd2/1d/f12d7583ec778ebb0e1fec54f9c64b.png?1605868855' width='300' height='170' />] <div class='rss_texte'><p>BIC (Bureau International des Containers) and DCSA (Digital Container Shipping Association) on 17 November announced completion of their collaboration to standardise the codes used to identify facilities such as depots, container yards, M&R vendors and other supply chain container facilities. Thanks to the active participation by DCSA member ocean carriers as well as several of the largest leasing companies, the organisations have achieved a clean, machine-readable database of over 11,000 facilities in 160 countries. Each facility in the database now has a structured address, GPS coordinates and a nine-character BIC Facility Code assigned to it that can be easily consumed by existing IT systems to facilitate adoption.</p> <p>UIC is a member of the Board of BIC.</p> <p>Machine learning techniques were used to sanitise and align nearly 30,000 facility codes from ten major carriers and lessors, resulting in high-quality, harmonised facility names, addresses, GPS coordinates, and the standardised code the industry was looking for. DCSA track and trace standards, for example, now refer to the BIC Facility Code to identify places for supply chain events without ambiguity.</p> <p>The API, currently available on SwaggerHub, will enable supply chain participants to ensure their systems are using a unique, standardised code for every container facility. Those wishing to host their own version can subscribe to automatic synchronous updates to ensure they are always up to date. In addition, the API serves both the BIC Facility Code and the SMDG Ocean Terminal code lists, meaning the industry can access a one-stop API for the 11,000+ BIC Facility Codes and 900+ SMDG Ocean Terminal Codes.</p> <p>The BIC Facility Code, or “Locode”, was originally developed under international standard ISO 9897, assigned to BIC in 1997 and is now a listed “child code” of the UN/Locode. Adoption of the harmonised codes is expected to result in smoother communication between parties, quicker identification of facilities by third parties such as motor carriers and telematics providers, more efficient lessor-leasee communications related to on/off-hires, and better visibility for BCOs. Looking ahead, geo-features (geo-fencing coordinates) are planned, which will make the database even more valuable for operators of smart containers or assets looking to automatically confirm the facility in which a container is located, or to enable location-based automation.</p> <p>“Over the last few years our industry's data silo mentality has rapidly given way to a new appreciation of standardisation and the efficient sharing of data. This new focus has allowed us to conduct a global facility code harmonisation we have long wished to complete, thanks in large part to the DCSA's assistance in actively engaging the major carriers. Moreover, the participants are eager to embrace the API, which will ensure the harmonised codes are widely available and in sync going forward. We see this as an important enabler for digitalisation efforts underway in the industry,” said Douglas Owen, Secretary General of BIC.</p> <p>“At the outset of DCSA, our Chairman André Simha pointed to the non-standard facility code as a simple yet effective example of the kind of standardisation where the industry needs to play catch up with other industries, such as air travel, which utilises a standard airport code worldwide,” said Thomas Bagge, CEO of DCSA. “With the standardisation of the BIC Facility Code and the API, the container transportation industry is one step closer to this goal. This is a good example of the foundational work required to make digital transformation a reality in container shipping, and we are pleased to be a part of this important collaboration with BIC”.<br class='autobr' /> To learn more about the BIC Facility Code API or to consult it online, visit <a href="http://www.bic-code.org" class='spip_url spip_out auto' rel='nofollow external'>www.bic-code.org</a></p> <p><strong>About BIC</strong><br class='autobr' /> Founded under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce in 1933 as a neutral, non-profit, international organisation, BIC today has over 2,500 members in 130 countries. BIC has played an important role in the growth of containerisation, with its long-established and active role in the development and maintenance of industry standards. Publisher of the BIC Code Register since 1970, BIC has been the industry's global container prefix registry for over 50 years. Since 2013, BIC has also operated the Global ACEP Database under the guidance of the IMO. In 2016, BIC launched the BoxTech Global Container Database (bic-boxtech.org) to help improve efficiency and safety in the supply chain, and to help simplify compliance with SOLAS container weight reporting requirements.<br class='autobr' /> BIC holds official observer status as an NGO at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the World Customs Organization (WCO), and the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) and works closely with the ISO and other standards organisations.</p> <p><strong>About DCSA</strong><br class='autobr' /> The Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) is a neutral, non-profit group founded by major ocean carriers to digitise and standardise the container shipping industry. With the mission of leading the industry towards systematic collaboration, DCSA drives initiatives to make container transportation services transparent, reliable, easy to use, secure and environmentally friendly. DCSA's open source standards are developed based on input from DCSA member carriers, industry stakeholders and technology experts from other industries. DCSA member carriers include: MSC, Maersk, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, ONE, Evergreen, Yang Ming, HMM and ZIM. Please download DCSA standards at <a href="https://dcsa.org/" class='spip_out' rel='external'>dcsa.org</a>.</p></div> <div class='rss_ps'><p>For further information: <br class='autobr' /> BIC media contact: <a href="mailto:lac@bic-code.org" class='spip_mail'>lac@bic-code.org</a> or connect on <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/bureau-international-des-containers-bic-/" class='spip_out' rel='external'>LinkedIn</a><br class='autobr' /> DCSA media contact: <a href="mailto:media@dcsa.org" class='spip_mail'>media@dcsa.org</a> or connect on <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/digital-container-shipping-association-dcsa/" class='spip_out' rel='external'>LinkedIn</a></p></div> Traffic trends in the first half of 2020 for member railways in the UIC Europe region and elsewhere http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/traffic-trends-in-the-first-half-of-2020-for-member-railways-in-the-uic-europe?page=news http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/traffic-trends-in-the-first-half-of-2020-for-member-railways-in-the-uic-europe?page=news 2020-11-19T10:29:34Z text/html en Passenger Statistics Reporting Data <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/" rel="directory">from eNews Nr eNews - </a> <p>The monthly traffic data from January 2019 to June 2020 provided by 28 passenger operators and 23 freight operators, all members of UIC, gives a general idea of the recent trends displayed by rail transport in UIC Europe region , and reveals the strong impact of Covid-19 on the activity. It is worth noting that the impact is much more significant for passenger transport (Figure 1) than for freight (Figure 2). <br class='autobr' /> Indeed, rail passenger transport (Figure 1, passenger-kilometres) fell sharply (...)</p> / <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/passenger" rel="tag">Passenger</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/statistics" rel="tag">Statistics</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/reporting" rel="tag">Reporting</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/data" rel="tag">Data</a> <img src='http://www.mkforce.com/com/local/cache-gd2/af/ee40002e13eec529b92ef636221e4e.png?1605696106' width='300' height='170' />] <div class='rss_texte'><p>The monthly traffic data from January 2019 to June 2020 provided by 28 passenger operators and 23 freight operators, all members of UIC, gives a general idea of the recent trends displayed by rail transport in UIC Europe region<span class="spip_note_ref"> [<a href='#nb1' class='spip_note' rel='appendix' title='Russian and Turkish railways are included in the UIC Europe region. Please (...)' id='nh1'>1</a>]</span>, and reveals the strong impact of Covid-19 on the activity. It is worth noting that the impact is much more significant for passenger transport (Figure 1) than for freight (Figure 2).</p> <p>Indeed, rail passenger transport (Figure 1, passenger-kilometres) fell sharply between February and April 2020 according to all traffic data reported by companies. The fall was more marked for companies based in the European Union (EU), with -48% on average for the first half of 2020 in comparison with the first half of 2019, than for Russian (-42%) and other European companies (-38%). It can be mentioned that Bulgarian, Romanian and Turkish companies recorded a lower drop during this same period (between -25% and -35%). Similarly, SNCB in Belgium recorded a drop of only -27%. Inversely, RENFE (ES, -55%), SNCF (FR, -52%) and DB (DE, -42%) were all impacted to a far greater extent.</p> <p>In April, passenger traffic was almost at a standstill for the large majority of companies represented in this survey. Subsequently, traffic gradually increased from May 2020, with a more marked recovery in June, but performance remained weak with a pkm volume 50% lower than that of June 2019 on average.</p> <p>If we look at statistics for the first half of 2020 published by Eurostat for the EU countries [1], the trend assessed compared to 2019 is similar as that quantified in Figure 1, i.e. -46% for Eurostat vs -48% for UIC.</p> <p>Regarding the transport of goods by rail (Figure 2, tonne-kilometres), the slowdown in the first half of 2020 compared to the first half of 2019 was less marked than for passenger transport. It should be pointed out that some railways, such as BDZ in Bulgaria and TCDD in Turkey, even recorded a positive trend during this same period, with +16% and +7%, respectively. RZD in Russia, for its part, recorded a decrease of -5%. Unfortunately, the slowdown for companies based in the EU was more significant, with -15% on average (in line with Eurostat publication [1]). This tended to accelerate the general decrease recorded in recent years, linked among other things to the decline in external trade by railway between the EU and other European and Asian countries since 2008 [2].</p> <p>For railway companies outside Europe, the trend in passenger traffic was more or less similar to that recorded for Europe, but this differed for freight traffic. This was particularly the case for companies in Northern Africa, where values for pkm were between -50% and -45% while the trend for tkm was neutral (ONCF, MA) or positive (SNTF, DZ +11%). The same was true for Sub-Saharan companies with about -55% pkm for SNCC (CD) and SETRAG (GA) and -13% and +50% tkm, respectively. In North America, passenger traffic was strongly slowed down with -57% for AMTRAK (US) and -70% for VIA RAIL (CA), but rail freight was slightly less impacted [3]. For the Asian companies represented in our survey, the drop in pkm was less marked for TRA (Chinese Taipei) with -23%, and tkm for KTZ (KZ) increased by 3.5% in comparison with the first half of 2019.</p> <p>References:<br class='autobr' /> [1] <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/data/database" class='spip_url spip_out auto' rel='nofollow external'>https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/data/database</a><br class='autobr' /> [2] <a href="https://www.itf-oecd.org/sites/default/files/docs/unprecedented-covid-19-impact-freight-q2-2020.pdf" class='spip_url spip_out auto' rel='nofollow external'>https://www.itf-oecd.org/sites/default/files/docs/unprecedented-covid-19-impact-freight-q2-2020.pdf</a><br class='autobr' /> [3] <a href="https://www.railwayage.com/freight/class-i/aar-as-the-covid-19-situation-evolves-freight-railroads-will-remain-focused/" class='spip_url spip_out auto' rel='nofollow external'>https://www.railwayage.com/freight/class-i/aar-as-the-covid-19-situation-evolves-freight-railroads-will-remain-focused/</a></p> <p>Acknowledgments: <br class='autobr' /> Thank you to all the statistical correspondents who cooperated actively in providing the data used in this brief note from the Statistics Group. <br class='autobr' /> UIC Statistics webpage: <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/support-activities/statistics/" class='spip_url spip_out auto' rel='nofollow external'>http://www.mkforce.com/support-activities/statistics/</a><br class='autobr' /> Download UIC data: <a href="https://uic-stats.www.mkforce.com/select/" class='spip_url spip_out auto' rel='nofollow external'>https://uic-stats.www.mkforce.com/select/</a></p></div> <hr /> <div class='rss_notes'><div id='nb1'> <p><span class="spip_note_ref">[<a href='#nh1' class='spip_note' title='Footnotes 1' rev='appendix'>1</a>] </span>Russian and Turkish railways are included in the UIC Europe region. Please note that not all railways took part in the survey and consequently only a partial view of the railway market is presented here.</p> </div></div> <div class='rss_ps'><p>For further information, please contact the UIC Statistics department: <a href="mailto:stat@www.mkforce.com" class='spip_mail'>stat@www.mkforce.com</a></p></div> UIC participates in the 13th UN Intergovernmental Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Forum in Asia, organised virtually by UNCRD and co-hosted by UNESCAP in Bangkok on 10 and 11 November 2020 http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/uic-participates-in-the-13th-un-intergovernmental-regional-environmentally?page=news http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/uic-participates-in-the-13th-un-intergovernmental-regional-environmentally?page=news 2020-11-18T10:21:11Z text/html en Infrastructure Sustainable development Asia Pacific Reporting Mobility Regional Connectivity <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/" rel="directory">from eNews Nr eNews - </a> <p>The 13th UN Intergovernmental Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Forum in Asia, now organised on an annual basis by UNCRD (United Nations Centre for Regional Development), was hosted virtually in Bangkok, Thailand on 10 and 11 November 2020, in conjunction with the 6th UNESCAP Session of the Committee on Transport. <br class='autobr' /> As the main railway organisation advocating for the development of the railway sector as a major sustainable mode of transport, UIC has been a regular partner (...)</p> / <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/infrastructure" rel="tag">Infrastructure</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/sustainable-development" rel="tag">Sustainable development</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/asia" rel="tag">Asia Pacific</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/reporting" rel="tag">Reporting</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/mobility" rel="tag">Mobility</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/regional-connectivity" rel="tag">Regional Connectivity</a> <img src='http://www.mkforce.com/com/local/cache-gd2/39/eccdecb11a1a8b85e07489aab03fe3.png?1605694943' width='300' height='170' />] <div class='rss_texte'><p>The 13th UN Intergovernmental Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Forum in Asia, now organised on an annual basis by UNCRD (United Nations Centre for Regional Development), was hosted virtually in Bangkok, Thailand on 10 and 11 November 2020, in conjunction with the 6th UNESCAP Session of the Committee on Transport.</p> <p>As the main railway organisation advocating for the development of the railway sector as a major sustainable mode of transport, UIC has been a regular partner of this event since the 7th edition was held in Bali, Indonesia in April 2013.</p> <p>The theme of the 13th edition was “Changing the Course of Asia's Transport Sector through Transformational Changes”. Asian countries have been progressively adopting and implementing sustainable transport policies and programmes, in the face of the continent's numerous challenges, by building transport systems that are economically, socially and environmentally sustainable, and which can accelerate economic and social development. In the meantime, in common with members in other parts of the world, UIC Asia-Pacific railway members are struggling to overcome the impacts of the current Covid-19 pandemic.</p> <p>Reduced in scope to a virtual two-day event, the Forum was opened by Messrs Kazushige Endo (Director, UNCRD), Yoshihiro Yamamoto (Director General, Environment Management Bureau, Ministry of the Environment Government of Japan), Yasuhiro Ishihara (Deputy Minister for International Projects, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan) and Kaveh Zahedi (Deputy Executive Secretary, UNESCAP), while the keynote address was delivered by Mr Bambang Susantono (Vice President, Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, ADB).</p> <p>The Forum was composed of four plenary sessions and three policy dialogues, and UIC was invited this time to take part in the first policy dialogue on “Transport connectivity and sustainable development: Connecting Asia-Pacific to regional and global markets”. Mr François Davenne, UIC Director General, delivered a presentation on “Railways as the backbone of regional sustainable connectivity and a green recovery”. It was followed by a panel discussion, during which Mr Davenne, together with Ms Lucie Anderton, Head of Sustainable Development UIC, highlighted that rail plays an important role in the movement of people and goods, and suggested that it could support green recovery as the backbone of sustainable mobility and provide connectivity, contributing to healthy and sustainable lifestyles and economies throughout the world. The UIC Railway Climate Declaration and innovation in railways are intended to accelerate the transition towards net zero emissions by 2050.</p> <p>These two days also provided an opportunity to share the current experiences of Asian countries of the Covid-19 pandemic situation, as well as recommendations made by all international organisations working to improve land transport modes in a greener and more sustainable way.</p> <p>Ultimately, this will lead to setting out the concept and process for the successor to the Bangkok 2020 Declaration/New Declaration (2020-2030), which will in turn ensure strong alignment with the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development/SDGs in the Asia-Pacific Region.</p> <p>For more information, please see <a href="https://sdgs.un.org/events/thirteenth-intergovernmental-regional-environmentally-sustainable-transport-est-forum-asia" class='spip_url spip_out auto' rel='nofollow external'>https://sdgs.un.org/events/thirteenth-intergovernmental-regional-environmentally-sustainable-transport-est-forum-asia</a>.</p></div> <div class='rss_ps'><p>For further information, please contact Vincent Vu, Director Institutional Relations & Coordinator UIC Asia-Pacific <a href="mailto:vu@www.mkforce.com" class='spip_mail'>vu@www.mkforce.com</a> or Milko Papazoff, UIC ASEAN Representative <a href="mailto:fapmilko@gmail.com" class='spip_mail'>fapmilko@gmail.com</a>.</p></div> United States: USHSR releases 5-point High Speed Rail plan with project list http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/united-states-ushsr-releases-5-point-high-speed-rail-plan-with-project-list?page=news http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/united-states-ushsr-releases-5-point-high-speed-rail-plan-with-project-list?page=news 2020-11-18T10:15:49Z text/html en High-Speed Cooperation Partner Organisations <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/" rel="directory">from eNews Nr eNews - </a> <p>The US High Speed Rail Association (USHSR) is pleased to announce the release of the 5-Point High Speed Rail Plan, complete with a project list for the new Biden administration, which has promised to “spark the second great railroad revolution" with a major investment and focus on high speed rail across America. <br class='autobr' /> USHSR's new 5-Point High Speed Rail Plan has specific recommendations to ensure the high speed rail programme is a success, including specific high speed rail projects to fund as (...)</p> / <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/high-speed" rel="tag">High-Speed</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/cooperation" rel="tag">Cooperation</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/partner-organisations-311" rel="tag">Partner Organisations</a> <img src='http://www.mkforce.com/com/local/cache-gd2/6b/d3c15eaff05c180760c6e2c3d0d43f.jpg?1605891383' width='300' height='170' />] <div class='rss_texte'><p>The US High Speed Rail Association (USHSR) is pleased to announce the release of the 5-Point High Speed Rail Plan, complete with a project list for the new Biden administration, which has promised to “spark the second great railroad revolution" with a major investment and focus on high speed rail across America.</p> <p>USHSR's new 5-Point High Speed Rail Plan has specific recommendations to ensure the high speed rail programme is a success, including specific high speed rail projects to fund as follows:</p> <ul class="spip"><li> <strong>Create a new High Speed Rail Development Authority</strong> within USDOT to direct and coordinate the national programme, working together with the states. This new Authority would be tasked with initiating new high speed rail projects, conducting route studies, filing for permits, assembling land, hiring contractors and consultants, and hiring concessionaires to operate the trains. This includes streamlining the approvals process by allowing simultaneous approvals, shortened timelines and single agency approvals.</li></ul><ul class="spip"><li> <strong>Select the nation's top five high speed rail priority projects</strong>, designate them “Special Projects of National Significance” and fast-track each to completion with the full support of the federal government.</li></ul><ul class="spip"><li> <ul class="spip"><li> California high speed rail: $60 billion investment</li><li> Texas high speed rail: $20 billion investment</li><li> NEC upgrade, New York City tunnels: $50 billion investment</li><li> Cascadia high speed rail (Pacific NW): $40 billion investment</li><li> Florida high speed rail (Tampa – Orlando): $2.5 billion investment</li></ul></li></ul><ul class="spip"><li> <strong>Select the second-tier projects</strong> and immediately fund and assist them into early works – planning, route studies, permits, land acquisition and pre-construction works.</li></ul><ul class="spip"><li> <ul class="spip"><li> Chicago – Milwaukee high speed rail: $8 billion investment</li><li> Atlanta – Charlotte high speed rail: $18 billion investment</li><li> Louisville – Nashville high speed rail: $15 billion investment</li><li> Denver – Albuquerque high speed rail: $40 billion investment</li><li> Chicago – St. Louis high speed rail: $18 billion investment</li><li> Tulsa – Oklahoma City high speed rail: $8 billion investment</li><li> Chicago – Detroit high speed rail: $30 billion investment</li><li> Nashville – Memphis high speed rail: $15 billion investment</li><li> Kansas City – St. Louis high speed rail: $19 billion investment</li><li> Chicago – Indianapolis high speed rail: $17 billion investment</li></ul></li></ul><ul class="spip"><li> <strong>Coordinate closely on TOD planning</strong> with local cities and jurisdictions to maximise the community-making and economic development opportunities that come with a new high speed rail station. TOD creates vibrant, liveable, affordable sustainable communities in the form of compact, walkable, pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use communities centred around high quality train systems, making it possible to live a lower-stress, more affordable life without depending on a car for mobility and survival. Transit-orientated development combines regional planning, city revitalisation, suburban renewal, smart growth and walkable neighbourhoods. By directly coordinating land development around high speed rail stations, the maximum community and real estate benefits can be delivered.</li></ul><ul class="spip"><li> <strong>Work with the airlines and airports</strong> to replace short-haul flights with high speed rail, and extend high speed rail connections to major airports. Encourage partnerships with airlines on combined tickets for trips with part of the journey by rail and part by air. This will begin to reshape the US domestic travel market, making traveling easier, faster and greener for the traveling public, while also benefiting airlines and airports who can better utilise their equipment and spaces for long-distance flights.</li></ul> <p>“We're excited to release this new plan as the new rail-focused administration comes in,” said USHSR President Andy Kunz. “For decades, Joe Biden has proven to be one of rail's great leaders; we're ready to work with him, Congress, governors and the American people to get many new systems built across this great nation so everyone can ride them.” The US High Speed Rail Association is a membership organisation that has been advocating for a national, state-of-the-art high speed rail network since its founding in 2009, showcasing the many benefits high speed rail will bring to America. As the previous transportation secretary Anthony Foxx said: “There is no such thing as a Democratic or Republican road, bridge, port, airfield or rail system. We must work together across party lines to enhance this nation's infrastructure.”</p> <p>For more information on the association and to view the national vision map, visit: <a href="http://www.ushsr.com" class='spip_url spip_out auto' rel='nofollow external'>www.ushsr.com</a></p></div> <div class='rss_ps'><p>For enquiries or interviews, please contact: <a href="mailto:press@ushsr.com" class='spip_mail'>press@ushsr.com</a></p></div> UIC-OSJD development of IRSs (web conference, 7 to 9 October 2020) http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/uic-osjd-development-of-irss-web-conference-7-to-9-october-2020?page=news http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/uic-osjd-development-of-irss-web-conference-7-to-9-october-2020?page=news 2020-11-18T10:14:45Z text/html en Cooperation Standardisation Rail System Reporting IRS Interfaces <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/" rel="directory">from eNews Nr eNews - </a> <p>In accordance with Cooperation Plan for 2020 between UIC and OSJD, the meeting of the UIC-OSJD Joint Working Group (JWG) on the migration of joint UIC/OSJD leaflets into International Railway Solutions (IRS) was held from 7 to 9 October 2020 by web conference. <br class='autobr' /> The meeting was attended by representatives from the following railways: <br class='autobr' /> Belarusian Railway (BC), Railway of Moldova State Enterprise (CFM), Polish State Railways JSC (PKP), Russian Railways JSC (JSC RZD), Ukrainian Railway JSC (JSC (...)</p> / <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/cooperation" rel="tag">Cooperation</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/standardisation" rel="tag">Standardisation</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/rail-system" rel="tag">Rail System</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/reporting" rel="tag">Reporting</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/irs" rel="tag">IRS</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/interfaces" rel="tag">Interfaces</a> <img src='http://www.mkforce.com/com/local/cache-gd2/36/5e3e543f6cb2f0c084fcb33dee0a04.png?1605694672' width='300' height='170' />] <div class='rss_texte'><p>In accordance with Cooperation Plan for 2020 between UIC and OSJD, the meeting of the UIC-OSJD Joint Working Group (JWG) on the migration of joint UIC/OSJD leaflets into International Railway Solutions (IRS) was held from 7 to 9 October 2020 by web conference.</p> <p>The meeting was attended by representatives from the following railways:</p> <p>Belarusian Railway (BC), Railway of Moldova State Enterprise (CFM), Polish State Railways JSC (PKP), Russian Railways JSC (JSC RZD), Ukrainian Railway JSC (JSC Ukrzaliznytsia), LTG Cargo JSC (parts of the group of companies Lithuanian railways), Latvian railway - SJSC Latvijas dzelzceļš (LDZ), the International Union of Railways (UIC), and the OSJD Committee.</p> <p>On behalf of Mr Francois Davenne, UIC Director General, the UIC delegation underlined the need for the coordination of UIC-OSJD activities on modern technical solutions (including IRSs) to be further elaborated jointly by OSJD and UIC, to the benefit of the Railway Operating Community (ROC) Eurasia-wide.</p> <p><strong>IRS “Carriage of exceptional goods” under improvement</strong></p> <p>The second draft of the IRS “Carriage of exceptional goods in international railway traffic” (based on IRS 50502-1) would be prepared by RZD (VNIIZhT) and submitted to the JWG in November 2020.</p> <p>The UIC representatives updated the meeting on the publication progress of the first version of the IRS by the UIC in 2020. This version did not include 1520 mm parameters, but UIC committed to publish a 2nd edition of the IRS as soon as RZD (VNIIZhT) provided a specific application part to be added (expected early 2021).</p> <p><strong>Annual priorities planning confirmed </strong></p> <p>Following the proposal of JWG members, the JWG kept the list of first priority to the following joint OSJD-UIC Leaflets to be migrated into IRSs:</p> <ul class="spip"><li> OSJD O+R 516/UIC Leaflet 430-4 “Freight wagons. Operation between 1435 mm gauge and 1520 mm gauge networks. Technical provisions and approval”</li><li> OSJD O+PR 524/UIC Leaflet 508-3 “Passenger coaches – General requirements for running gear with dual gauge wheelsets for railways with 1435 mm and 1520 mm gauges”</li><li> OSJD O+R 535/UIC Leaflet 535-2 “Standardisation and positioning on wagons of steps, end platforms, gangways, handrails, tow hooks, automatic coupler (AC), automatic draw-on coupling and brake valve controls to be used on the railways of OSJD & UIC”</li></ul> <p><strong>New Terms of Reference of the JWG</strong></p> <p>The meeting discussed the new draft Terms of Reference (ToR) of the UIC-OSJD JWG on IRS. <br class='autobr' /> Given that the term “IRS” already included a self-explanatory definition of the area of activity (railway transport-related materials), the JWG participants suggested improving the ToR name as follows: “Terms of Reference of OSJD/UIC Joint Working Group on the migration of OSJD/UIC joint leaflets into international railway solutions (IRS)”.<br class='autobr' /> Taking into account the voluntary nature generally accepted regarding the application of standards, it was also proposed that “of voluntary accession” be deleted from the ToR name and the title of the JWG.<br class='autobr' /> The new draft ToR would have to be submitted to the governing bodies of both organisations for further approval during 2021, in line with the established procedures within UIC and OSJD. <br class='autobr' /> Processes would be proposed to clearly identify responsibility, intellectual property issues and timings.</p> <p><strong>Progress on migration of UIC Leaflets into IRSs</strong></p> <p>In the interests of full transparency, UIC presented the current state of the overall IRS migration programme. The objective was to help and encourage OSJD members to select existing leaflets to be developed into IRSs jointly by UIC and OSJD experts.</p> <p><strong>IRS 50505-1 under bilateral approval </strong></p> <p>The meeting discussed the status of the completed draft IRS 50505-1 “Rolling Stock Gauges”. It had been developed on the basis of the OSJD-UIC joint Leaflet OSJD O 500/UIC 505-6. UIC would publish IRS 50505-1 before the end of 2020. The final version of the IRS would include the specific application part for 1520 (1524) mm and 1435 mm track gauges on the networks of OSJD members. In turn, OSJD would translate the new document into Russian and submit the final version of IRS 50505-1 for further approval.</p> <p><strong>Next schedule</strong></p> <p>The next meeting of the UIC-OSJD JWG on IRS was provisionally scheduled for 16 to 18 February 2021.</p></div> <div class='rss_ps'><p>For further information, please contact Vytautas Kinderis: <a href="mailto:kinderis@www.mkforce.com" class='spip_mail'>kinderis@www.mkforce.com</a></p></div> UIC participates in Huawei Global Rail Forum 2020 http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/uic-participates-in-huawei-global-rail-forum-2020?page=news http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/uic-participates-in-huawei-global-rail-forum-2020?page=news 2020-11-18T10:14:34Z text/html en Infrastructure Signalling Rail System Rolling Stock Digital Reporting FRMCS 5G <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/" rel="directory">from eNews Nr eNews - </a> <p>On 10 November 2020, Jean-Michel Evanghelou, UIC Deputy Director of Rail System, Head of Telecom, Signalling and Digital Applications, participated virtually in the Huawei Rail Global Forum 2020. Exploring the theme of “Digital rail – The arrival of better future mobility”, the event aimed to explore new trends and discover fresh new opportunities in the field of rail digitalisation. The panel session grouped together Peng Zhongyang (President of HUAWEI Enterprise BG), Luis Fernando Avila (...)</p> / <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/infrastructure" rel="tag">Infrastructure</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/signallisation" rel="tag">Signalling</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/rail-system" rel="tag">Rail System</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/rolling-stock" rel="tag">Rolling Stock</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/digital" rel="tag">Digital </a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/reporting" rel="tag">Reporting</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/frmcs" rel="tag">FRMCS</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/548" rel="tag">5G</a> <img src='http://www.mkforce.com/com/local/cache-gd2/1a/7ae9c81546fb30ae2d2d94c9c8db33.jpg?1605694663' width='300' height='170' />] <div class='rss_texte'><p>On 10 November 2020, Jean-Michel Evanghelou, UIC Deputy Director of Rail System, Head of Telecom, Signalling and Digital Applications, participated virtually in the Huawei Rail Global Forum 2020. Exploring the theme of “Digital rail – The arrival of better future mobility”, the event aimed to explore new trends and discover fresh new opportunities in the field of rail digitalisation. The panel session grouped together Peng Zhongyang (President of HUAWEI Enterprise BG), Luis Fernando Avila Fuentes (CIO of Ferromex), Wong Chee Seang (Global Transportation Scientist of Huawei Enterprise BG) and Guido Di Pasquale (UIC Deputy Director of Knowledge and Innovation).</p> <p>This event provided Mr Evanghelou with an opportunity to inform participants about the various rail digitalisation activities undertaken at UIC.<br class='autobr' /> He started by discussing UIC's missions. He reminded participants that on the one hand, UIC ensures the promotion of rail as a global means of transport through seminars, conferences and its representation in various international bodies. On the other, UIC defines technical specifications for the numerous elements of the railway system on behalf of railway companies – covering infrastructure, rolling stock, signalling, and so on. As such, UIC constitutes rail's technical platform.</p> <p>He then presented the six focus areas of the UIC strategic plan, aimed at better serving the whole railway community:</p> <ul class="spip"><li> Environment and sustainable development: rail was certainly the greenest method of transport, and the ambition was to consolidate this position</li><li> Safety and security: key criteria for all train operations</li><li> Freight and intercontinental corridors: the train industry needed to increase its share in the transportation of goods, for economic and environmental reasons</li><li> Railway signalling and telecom: this was at the heart of train operations, where a major part of digitalisation would have to take place</li><li> Standardisation: the role of UIC as a technical platform for the railways</li><li> Research and expertise development: in the general context of UIC's role as a technical platform</li></ul> <p>Within these focus areas, he selected four examples of current digital initiatives led by UIC for the railway community:</p> <ul class="spip"><li> Digital modelling</li><li> The introduction of 5G, the Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS)</li><li> A new initiative on the application of Artificial Intelligence in railways</li><li> The Digital Platform, introduced two years ago in order to sensitise railways to digitalisation by sharing information and achievements in this domain</li></ul> <p>All these examples are detailed in the video of the speech (see the link below).</p> <p>Concerning the introduction of 5G in the Control-Command railway system, he reminded participants that railway signalling was a global system to ensure the control of trains, in terms of speed and authorisation of movement, and included all the technical elements, trackside and on-board, that provided the necessary levels of safety during train journeys. He said: “We are here at the dawn of a major change: the introduction of FRMCS (Future Railway Mobile Communication System).<br class='autobr' /> The 5G FRMCS will have the tough task of replacing the very successful GSM-R radio system, which is deployed on 150,000 km of track in Europe and more than 250,000 km in the world and ensures the security and safety of rail signalling on these tracks for trains, their drivers and their passengers every single day.</p> <p>However, while GSM-R has been very successful, it is being hit by industrial obsolescence on one side and on the other, railway requirements are increasing dramatically.</p> <p>The train is going digital – with new services such as automated trains, remote monitoring, smart maintenance, etc.</p> <p>The trains of the future will have greater demands in terms of bandwidth, functionalities and quality of service.</p> <p>Consequently, a few years ago UIC launched a global programme to define and specify FRMCS with many activities, including full specification, maximum standardisation in 3GPP, strategies for frequency management and migration scenarios.</p> <p>Because FRMCS will definitely be the enabler for railway Control-Command digitalisation”.</p> <p>The full speech is available on the UIC YouTube channel: <a href="https://youtu.be/e3aWh33_SXA" class='spip_url spip_out auto' rel='nofollow external'>https://youtu.be/e3aWh33_SXA</a></p></div> <div class='rss_ps'><p>For further information, please contact Jean-Michel Evanghelou, UIC Head of Telecom and Signalling: <a href="mailto:evanghelou@www.mkforce.com" class='spip_mail'>evanghelou@www.mkforce.com</a></p></div> UIC releases new factsheet on travelling safely by rail during Covid-19 http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/uic-releases-new-factsheet-on-travelling-safely-by-rail-during-covid-19?page=news http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/uic-releases-new-factsheet-on-travelling-safely-by-rail-during-covid-19?page=news 2020-11-17T13:41:16Z text/html en Safety Passenger Products & Services Covid-19 Factsheet <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/" rel="directory">from eNews Nr eNews - </a> / <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/safety" rel="tag">Safety</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/passenger" rel="tag">Passenger</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/products-services" rel="tag">Products & Services</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/covid-19" rel="tag">Covid-19</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/factsheet" rel="tag">Factsheet</a> <img src='http://www.mkforce.com/com/local/cache-gd2/bf/6cc07d466309834eae2188b106d1d3.png?1605620495' width='300' height='170' />] <div class='rss_texte'><p><span class='spip_document_19826 spip_documents spip_documents_center'> <a href='http://www.mkforce.com/com/IMG/png/infographies_tf_v4_-_spip.png' class="thumbnail" type="image/png" data-photo="IMG/png/infographies_tf_v4_-_spip.png" data-photo-h="800" data-photo-w="565" rel="documents_portfolio"> <img src='http://www.mkforce.com/com/local/cache-vignettes/L500xH708/infographies_tf_v4_-_spip-2295b.png?1605620495' width='500' height='708' alt="" class='img-fluid' /> </a> </span></p></div> African Railway Thursdays: Second webinar http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/african-railway-thursdays-second-webinar?page=news http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/african-railway-thursdays-second-webinar?page=news 2020-11-17T12:18:48Z text/html en Africa Standardisation Promoting Webinar <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/" rel="directory">from eNews Nr eNews - </a> <p>Thursday, 26 November, 2020 10 am – 12:30 am (GMT+1) <br class='autobr' /> The UIC African Region invites you to join the webinar: <br class='autobr' /> Standardisation: What are the technical and financial challenges for African Railway Networks? <br class='autobr' /> The webinar has been organised as part of the new initiative “African Railway Thursdays”, a series of bimonthly webinars devoted to UIC activities and projects which are of significance to the African region and its networks. <br class='autobr' /> It will include the participation of Mr François Davenne (UIC (...)</p> / <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/africa" rel="tag">Africa</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/standardisation" rel="tag">Standardisation</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/events" rel="tag">Promoting</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/webinar" rel="tag">Webinar</a> <img src='http://www.mkforce.com/com/local/cache-gd2/6f/b1480230e77ddbb0f1340d244168e2.jpg?1605615708' width='300' height='170' />] <div class='rss_texte'><p><strong>Thursday, 26 November, 2020 10 am – 12:30 am (GMT+1)</strong></p> <p>The UIC African Region invites you to join the webinar:</p> <p><strong>Standardisation: What are the technical and financial challenges for African Railway Networks?</strong></p> <p>The webinar has been organised as part of the new initiative “African Railway Thursdays”, a series of bimonthly webinars devoted to UIC activities and projects which are of significance to the African region and its networks.</p> <p>It will include the participation of Mr François Davenne (UIC DG), Mr Mohamed Rabie Khlie (President of the UIC African Region) and the African Union Commission.</p> <p>Presentations will focus on:</p> <ul class="spip"><li> UIC standardisation – its role and benefits</li><li> Rolling stock standards and best practices to develop international activities</li><li> The importance of standardisation in railway operations</li><li> International transportation of dangerous goods</li><li> Key benefits of standardisation for railway operating companies: feedback from SNCF</li></ul> <p>There will also be presentations by international and regional institutions, OTIF, the African Union and African Railway networks.</p> <p>For more information about the webinar, to see the programme and to sign up for the event, please go to:<br class='autobr' /> <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/events/african-railway-thursdays-2nd-webinar-standardisation" class='spip_url spip_out auto' rel='nofollow external'>http://www.mkforce.com/events/african-railway-thursdays-2nd-webinar-standardisation</a></p> <p>English/French translation will be provided.</p> <p>To learn more about the first webinar, <strong>“The Rise of Digitalisation in Rail Transport: Overview of experiences”</strong>, please see the page:<br class='autobr' /> <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/events/african-railway-thursdays-1st-webinar-digital" class='spip_url spip_out auto' rel='nofollow external'>http://www.mkforce.com/events/african-railway-thursdays-1st-webinar-digital</a></p></div> <div class='rss_ps'><p>For more information about the African Railway Thursdays webinars, please contact Maria Lafont at <a href="mailto:lafont@www.mkforce.com" class='spip_mail'>lafont@www.mkforce.com</a></p></div> Germany: Major contract: DB Cargo to invest in logistics for steel giant ArcelorMittal in Eisenhüttenstadt http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/germany-major-contract-db-cargo-to-invest-in-logistics-for-steel-giant?page=news http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/germany-major-contract-db-cargo-to-invest-in-logistics-for-steel-giant?page=news 2020-11-16T15:28:10Z text/html en Europe Logistics News from UIC members <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/" rel="directory">from eNews Nr eNews - </a> <p>Ten-year contract for one of Germany's largest sites in the steel industry • Europe's most state-of-the-art facility to be built by summer 2021 <br class='autobr' /> DB Cargo has signed a ten-year contract with ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steel company and Europe's largest steel producer, to supply its blast furnace in Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany. Thanks to the contract, which runs until 2031, DB Cargo will ensure that raw materials are delivered to one of Germany's largest sites in the steel industry. <br class='autobr' /> DB Cargo (...)</p> / <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/europe" rel="tag">Europe</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/logistics" rel="tag">Logistics</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/news-from-uic-members-289" rel="tag">News from UIC members</a> <img src='http://www.mkforce.com/com/local/cache-gd2/fc/bdcf1749d5f2865fd21c993b8edfab.jpg?1605540607' width='300' height='170' />] <div class='rss_texte'><p>Ten-year contract for one of Germany's largest sites in the steel industry • Europe's most state-of-the-art facility to be built by summer 2021</p> <p>DB Cargo has signed a ten-year contract with ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steel company and Europe's largest steel producer, to supply its blast furnace in Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany. Thanks to the contract, which runs until 2031, DB Cargo will ensure that raw materials are delivered to one of Germany's largest sites in the steel industry.</p> <p>DB Cargo is investing in world-class logistics for its customer. By next summer, it will purchase 352 multi-functional double wagons and 1,408 special containers to transport ore, coke and limestone. Its partner, the logistics provider Innofreight, designed the wagons and optimised their load volume specifically for these raw materials. Innofreight will also build two semi-automated loading and unloading facilities at the Eisenhüttenstadt plant by summer 2021 and will operate them itself. The new transports will begin as soon as the facilities are completed. DB Cargo will then be able to transport up to 4.2 million tonnes of raw materials a year.</p> <p>“As the backbone of Germany's economy, we have been supplying ArcelorMittal with raw materials and transporting finished steel to customers, in particular in the automotive industry and plant engineering, for years,” said Pierre Timmermans, Management Board Member responsible for Sales at DB Cargo. “Now we're investing a considerable sum in this long-standing partnership. Our new wagons for ArcelorMittal will have an especially durable underframe, while the removable superstructure is designed to be flexible so that it can be replaced more frequently. And if that weren't impressive enough, we will also be able to customise the superstructure as requirements change,” Timmermans added.</p> <p>“ArcelorMittal Eisenhüttenstadt is implementing one of the most state-of-the-art raw materials logistics systems in Europe,” says Sybille Klipstein, Lead Buyer for Rail at ArcelorMittal. “We will be able to increase the net load of each train by some 20% by using special types of containers that are optimised for the different properties of ore, coke and limestone. That means we will need far fewer trains, which will protect the environment and reduce shunting at the depot. What's more, automated loading and unloading of trains means less dust and less noise at the workplace, which benefits employees. We're setting new standards in efficiency, environmental protection and occupational safety with this new system.”</p> <p>(Source: DB)</p></div> EU railway sector declaration http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/eu-railway-sector-declaration?page=news http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/eu-railway-sector-declaration?page=news 2020-11-16T11:40:12Z text/html en Sustainable development Europe Energy Cooperation Promoting IRS Traction <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/" rel="directory">from eNews Nr eNews - </a> <p>"One of the biggest single expenditures for operational railways is the power needed to move our trains. So, managing that and understanding where efficiencies can be made is essential. At UIC, our Sustainability Platform has worked on a number of tools that can help the ROC in reaching such efficiency (traction energy consumption and efficiency monitoring: IRS 90930 for Traction Energy Settlement and IRS 90940 for real-time operation optimisation). <br class='autobr' /> Working with a range of our sectoral (...)</p> / <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/sustainable-development" rel="tag">Sustainable development</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/europe" rel="tag">Europe</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/energie" rel="tag">Energy</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/cooperation" rel="tag">Cooperation</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/events" rel="tag">Promoting</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/irs" rel="tag">IRS</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/traction" rel="tag">Traction</a> <img src='http://www.mkforce.com/com/local/cache-gd2/13/d3d16185038bccd5c84d7a11bb26af.jpg?1605527042' width='300' height='170' />] <div class='rss_texte'><p>“One of the biggest single expenditures for operational railways is the power needed to move our trains. So, managing that and understanding where efficiencies can be made is essential. At UIC, our Sustainability Platform has worked on a number of tools that can help the ROC in reaching such efficiency (traction energy consumption and efficiency monitoring: IRS 90930 for Traction Energy Settlement and IRS 90940 for real-time operation optimisation).</p> <p>Working with a range of our sectoral partners, ALLRAIL, CER, EIM, EPTTOLA, ERFA, FEDECRAIL and NB Rail, we have come together and agreed on the attached ‘EU railway sector declaration on traction energy metering and settlement.'</p> <p>This sector declaration expresses how the railway sector wants to be compliant with European Regulation (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/868), but also defines the minimum requirements to make energy metering and energy settlement operational and compliant with the Railway Market and Energy Market Directives. Multiple requirements refer to and are described in IRS 90930, newly published after years of work with ADIF, Bane NOR, DB Energie, FTIA, Infrabel, MÁV, NS, ÖBB, SBB, SNCB/NMBS, SNCF and Správa železnic on behalf of UIC's European members.</p> <p>The key objective of this declaration is to enable correct traction energy metering and settlement processes to be put collaboratively in place with fewer obstacles, especially for cross-border traffic.</p> <p>There are some areas where even this well-developed declaration could be improved. For the sake of achieving a sound approach to interoperability, there is a need for clarification from European institutions regarding:</p> <ul class="spip"><li> Guidance on facilitating the reuse of existing components where it is not possible to demonstrate compliance with EN 50463 or where full compliance cannot be achieved regarding e.g. lower currents or deviating temperatures.</li><li> Permission to install EMS compliant with LOC&PAS TSI:2014 in projects at an advanced stage of development before June 2020 by January 2026.”</li></ul> <p>Consult the full declaration here: <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/europe/IMG/pdf/eu-railway-sector-declaration-on-traction-energy-metering-and-settlement_november-2020.pdf" class='spip_url spip_out auto' rel='nofollow external'>http://www.mkforce.com/europe/IMG/pdf/eu-railway-sector-declaration-on-traction-energy-metering-and-settlement_november-2020.pdf</a></p></div> <div class='rss_ps'><p>For further information please contact Simon Fletcher, UIC Director for Europe:</p> <p><a href="mailto:fletcher@www.mkforce.com" class='spip_mail'>fletcher@www.mkforce.com</a></p></div> Plenary Meeting of the Talent & Expertise Development Platform http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/plenary-meeting-of-the-talent-expertise-development-platform-webinar-10th?page=news http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/plenary-meeting-of-the-talent-expertise-development-platform-webinar-10th?page=news 2020-11-13T15:53:40Z text/html en Expertise Development Reporting Talent <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/" rel="directory">from eNews Nr eNews - </a> <p>The online plenary meeting of the UIC Talent & Expertise Development Platform (TEDP) took place on 10 November. It is a new communication channel for TEDP which usually organises the TEDP twice a year (once a year when in the same year as the World Congress on Rail Training), each time in a different training facility. This allows for the tour of the facility, as well as the organisation of topical workshops, in close relationship with the fields of expertise of the hosting training (...)</p> / <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/expertise-development" rel="tag">Expertise Development</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/reporting" rel="tag">Reporting</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/talent" rel="tag">Talent</a> <img src='http://www.mkforce.com/com/local/cache-gd2/ac/ed3604ba5ceabd3133ba962a6528be.png?1605282822' width='300' height='170' />] <div class='rss_texte'><p>The online plenary meeting of the UIC Talent & Expertise Development Platform (TEDP) took place on 10 November. It is a new communication channel for TEDP which usually organises the TEDP twice a year (once a year when in the same year as the World Congress on Rail Training), each time in a different training facility. This allows for the tour of the facility, as well as the organisation of topical workshops, in close relationship with the fields of expertise of the hosting training centre.</p> <p>The online plenary meeting Part 1 was successfully held with the participation of some 40 participants from 25 countries, representing Europe, Asia/Pacific, Africa, Latin America. Besides informing about the state of play of TEDP activities, the meeting was the occasion for the attendees to get an update of what's going on in the railway community in general and in the workforce development activity of the participating companies in particular.</p> <p>The meeting, which was opened by UIC Passenger Director and co-ordinator of the UIC Covid-19 task force, Marc Guigon, on behalf of the UIC Director General, set up the current context and the prospects under the “new normal” period for Railways and Mobility.</p> <p>It was followed by presentations and exchanges on the following TEDP projects:</p> <ul class="spip"><li> ERTMS basic training course. The statistics of the two on-line training modules, which are already released reveal a very good record. A third module for Infrastructure Manager will be released, as scheduled, by the end of 2020.</li><li> An additional module for Fleet Owner is scheduled for 2021. The working group, co-ordinated by Prorail, called for volunteers to help with working on the technical contents of the module.</li></ul> <p><strong>First UIC TrainRail hackathon</strong><br class='autobr' /> A first TrainRail hackathon, co-ordinated by SWJTU, China, will be launched end of 2020-beginning of 2021, with final results to be delivered within the framework of the World Congress on Rail Training in September 2021 ( <a href="https://wcrt.www.mkforce.com" class='spip_url spip_out auto' rel='nofollow external'>https://wcrt.www.mkforce.com</a>)<br class='autobr' /> The objectives of the hackathon on the topic “How can railways be resilient in the face of pandemics?” are the following:</p> <ul class="spip"><li> Raise awareness among younger generations of the correlation between the development of rail transit and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).</li><li> Improve their understanding of the spirit of innovation.</li><li> Develop their skills by working with people from diverse backgrounds, which will thus prepare them to become world leaders and thinkers contributing to a sustainable world.</li><li> Strengthen cultural exchanges between their countries, laying the foundations for the future development of international relations.</li><li> Support the challenges of railway companies and education and training establishments with creativity</li><li> Promote startups</li><li> Mobilise the best internal and external talents</li><li> Turn an idea into reality</li></ul> <p>Training of trainers will be organised in the first trimester of 2021. <br class='autobr' /> The Hackathon working group is opened and is calling in particular for members to:</p> <ul class="spip"><li> Join the organising committee</li><li> Join the international evaluation committee</li></ul> <p><strong>Quality criteria for training programmes</strong><br class='autobr' /> The targets of setting the UIC non-technical quality criteria for training programs are the following:</p> <ul class="spip"><li> Common Quality criteria for training courses for UIC members</li><li> Ensuring reliable and trusted competence development criteria</li><li> Appropriate methods to ensure learning success</li></ul> <p>The coordinators of the project (DB Rail Academy and RUT) presented the different working groups set up for the purpose of the project: establishment of a competent body (investigation on standards), quality criteria and rulebook (development of criteria, rules & regulations), a business plan (planning costs & revenues) and expert pools. <br class='autobr' /> Results will be disclosed at WCRT 2021.<br class='autobr' /> Please note that the different working groups are open and you are welcome to attend!</p> <p>Another interesting part of the meeting was dedicated to the situation in terms of training & workforce development in the participating countries. Our colleagues from Spain thus delivered an exhaustive presentation of the ADIF training Service (the next meeting in real life is scheduled in the ADIF technological centre in Valencia, when the situation is back to “normal”). The plenary meeting concluded with a round table with five companies on the “Current situation at training centres. COVID-19 and learning. What has it changed? Challenges and opportunities”</p> <p>The plenary session Part 2 of the Talent & Expertise Development Platform is scheduled to be held on 10 December. It will be dedicated to other TEDP ongoing activities.</p></div> <div class='rss_ps'><p>For further information please contact Nathalie Amirault, Head of Talent & Expertise Development: <a href="mailto:amirault@www.mkforce.com" class='spip_mail'>amirault@www.mkforce.com</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.railtalent.org" class='spip_url spip_out auto' rel='nofollow external'>www.railtalent.org</a><br class='autobr' /> <a href="https://wcrt.www.mkforce.com" class='spip_url spip_out auto' rel='nofollow external'>https://wcrt.www.mkforce.com</a></p></div> UIC took part in the European Silk Road Summit (digital edition) on 10 November 2020 http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/uic-took-part-in-the-european-silk-road-summit-digital-edition-on-10-november?page=news http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/uic-took-part-in-the-european-silk-road-summit-digital-edition-on-10-november?page=news 2020-11-13T13:38:15Z text/html en Freight Corridors Reporting Representing Modal Shift Railway Summit <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/" rel="directory">from eNews Nr eNews - </a> <p>On 10 November, UIC, represented by Freight Director Sandra Géhénot, participated in the 4th edition of the European Silk Road Summit 2020. <br class='autobr' /> The Summit, which was held online from 10 – 11 November, and involved broadcasts from different studios in Europe and China, looked at the developments of the New Silk Road in 2020, changes in rail freight volumes and whether the figures have impacted Chinese policy on Eurasian rail freight. <br class='autobr' /> UIC's Sandra Géhénot gave a panoramic overview of transcontinental (...)</p> / <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/freight" rel="tag">Freight</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/corridors-98" rel="tag">Corridors</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/reporting" rel="tag">Reporting</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/representing" rel="tag">Representing </a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/modal-shift" rel="tag">Modal Shift</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/railway-summit" rel="tag">Railway Summit</a> <img src='http://www.mkforce.com/com/local/cache-gd2/74/26a69ff58168009ba7b1ea930c7d16.png?1605275088' width='300' height='170' />] <div class='rss_texte'><p>On 10 November, UIC, represented by Freight Director Sandra Géhénot, participated in the 4th edition of the European Silk Road Summit 2020.</p> <p>The Summit, which was held online from 10 – 11 November, and involved broadcasts from different studios in Europe and China, looked at the developments of the New Silk Road in 2020, changes in rail freight volumes and whether the figures have impacted Chinese policy on Eurasian rail freight.</p> <p>UIC's Sandra Géhénot gave a panoramic overview of transcontinental corridor development and UIC's activity in this area. She underlined UIC's aim to foster interoperability, which is important for the development of freight growth on an international level and described the common aim of freight leaders to drive modal shift towards the railways. These messages tied in well with the main themes of the Summit, which emphasised the international dimension of the rail freight business.</p> <p>Mrs Géhénot gave further details in her presentation about the corridor concept, volume trends and forecast (with reference to the market study published by UIC earlier this year), digitisation as an enabler for future growth, traffic development and the impact of the Covid pandemic, and ongoing UIC action to further support its members in transcontinental corridor development.</p> <p>More generally, the following topics were also discussed during the event:</p> <p>Impact of coronavirus<br class='autobr' /> Lessons learnt <br class='autobr' /> New Silk Road resilience<br class='autobr' /> Chinese support measures<br class='autobr' /> Multiple sourcing<br class='autobr' /> Sanctioned goods through Russia<br class='autobr' /> Dangerous goods shipment<br class='autobr' /> The shipper's perspective<br class='autobr' /> Route development<br class='autobr' /> Ukraine as a transit country<br class='autobr' /> Safety on the New Silk Road</p> <p>To see the replay of the event, please click here:</p> <p><a href="https://player.vimeo.com/video/477978918" class='spip_url spip_out auto' rel='nofollow external'>https://player.vimeo.com/video/477978918</a></p></div> <div class='rss_ps'><p>For further information please contact Sandra Géhénot, UIC Freight Director:</p> <p><a href="mailto:gehenot@www.mkforce.com" class='spip_mail'>gehenot@www.mkforce.com</a></p></div> Opportunities for Railways in Digital Platforms http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/opportunities-for-railways-in-digital-platforms?page=news http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/opportunities-for-railways-in-digital-platforms?page=news 2020-11-13T10:45:32Z text/html en Sustainable development Digital Promoting Mobility Door-to-Door Web Conference <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/" rel="directory">from eNews Nr eNews - </a> <p>Register here: https://bit.ly/2GWBEqo <br class='autobr' /> The full integration between different mobility services can be realised using Mobility-as-a-Service Platforms (MaaS Platform). <br class='autobr' /> MaaS Platforms offer the capability to smoothly combine multiple mobility solutions from origin to destination (train legs included) and pay for the entire journey with a single transaction. The platforms have the added benefit of real-time information along the journey that reacts instantly in times of disruption and delay, (...)</p> / <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/sustainable-development" rel="tag">Sustainable development</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/digital" rel="tag">Digital </a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/events" rel="tag">Promoting</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/mobility" rel="tag">Mobility</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/door-to-door-services" rel="tag">Door-to-Door</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/web-conference" rel="tag">Web Conference</a> <img src='http://www.mkforce.com/com/local/cache-gd2/2d/03a71bbdb2c6b7b818acf5d01a74c8.jpg?1605264478' width='300' height='170' />] <div class='rss_texte'><p><strong>Register here: <a href="https://bit.ly/2GWBEqo" class='spip_url spip_out auto' rel='nofollow external'>https://bit.ly/2GWBEqo</a></strong></p> <p>The full integration between different mobility services can be realised using Mobility-as-a-Service Platforms (MaaS Platform).</p> <p>MaaS Platforms offer the capability to smoothly combine multiple mobility solutions from origin to destination (train legs included) and pay for the entire journey with a single transaction. The platforms have the added benefit of real-time information along the journey that reacts instantly in times of disruption and delay, providing alternative routes.</p> <p>In order to make the necessary shift away from road and combustion engines, it is essential that more passengers find rail and other public transport easy to use and convenient.</p> <p>In a post-Covid world we have the opportunity to #buildbackbetter and build confidence in public transport again with the travelling public. How can MaaS help rail to meet this challenge?</p> <p><strong>Agenda</strong></p> <p><strong>Welcome speech 11.30AM</strong><br class='autobr' /> Goals and perspectives of the events</p> <p>Lucie Anderton, Head of Sustainability Unit, UIC <br class='autobr' /> Raimondo Orsini, Sustainable Development Foundation Director</p> <p><strong>Opening session 11.50AM</strong><br class='autobr' /> MaaS technology for a more sustainable transport and its role for transport decarbonisation</p> <p>Piia Karjalainen, MaaS Alliance – 10min (confirmed)<br class='autobr' /> UITP (invited)<br class='autobr' /> Juan José Montero Pascual, EU Commission, EUI & UNED – FSR Scientific</p> <p>Committee - 10 min (confirmed)</p> <p>Q&A 10 min</p> <p><strong>12.30-2.00PM - Digital lunch break </strong></p> <p><strong>Session 1 - 2PM</strong><br class='autobr' /> Moderator: Raimondo Orsini</p> <p>Best practices and success stories inspiring future opportunities <br class='autobr' /> Rail companies and MaaS provider will give an overview about their solutions, experiences and challenges in the field of Mobility as a Service; the session will present as well an overview of MaaS solutions already launched and on-site.</p> <p>Speakers from UIC Members including SBB, SNCF, FS, NS, etc.<br class='autobr' /> Names to be announced soon</p> <p>Q&A 10 min</p> <p><strong>Session 2 - 3.45PM</strong><br class='autobr' /> Railway as a backbone of sustainable transport system for the future of urban mobility<br class='autobr' /> Moderator: Vanessa Perez, UIC</p> <p>Speakers from UIC Members including Networkrail, JR, ViaRail, EFE, etc.<br class='autobr' /> Names to be announced soon</p> <p>Q&A: Open debate between participants</p> <p><strong>Conclusion - 5.30PM</strong><br class='autobr' /> UIC and the Foundation</p></div> <div class='rss_ps'><p>For further information please contact Marie-Luz Philippe, Senior Advisor-Sustainable Development & UIC Middle-East Region: <a href="mailto:philippe@www.mkforce.com" class='spip_mail'>philippe@www.mkforce.com</a></p> <p>Visit the dedicated webpage: <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/events/the-opportunities-for-railways-in-digital-platforms" class='spip_url spip_out auto' rel='nofollow external'>http://www.mkforce.com/events/the-opportunities-for-railways-in-digital-platforms</a></p></div> Green Cargo is testing digital automatic coupling for more efficient rail freight in a unique European collaboration http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/green-cargo-is-testing-digital-automatic-coupling-for-more-efficient-rail?page=news http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/green-cargo-is-testing-digital-automatic-coupling-for-more-efficient-rail?page=news 2020-11-13T09:43:04Z text/html en Freight News from UIC members <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/" rel="directory">from eNews Nr eNews - </a> <p>Equipped wagons will soon leave the maintenance depot in Eskilstuna and arrive in Luleå. This is where Green Cargo will test different automatic coupling options in Swedish winter conditions. Tests will also be conducted in parallel in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Automatic coupling has many advantages for the industry when it comes to safer working conditions, as well as increasing production to enable larger volumes of rail freight for more sustainable logistics. This streamlining is (...)</p> / <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/freight" rel="tag">Freight</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/news-from-uic-members-289" rel="tag">News from UIC members</a> <img src='http://www.mkforce.com/com/local/cache-gd2/2e/af7df05c9658ea2d99e4932449d54d.jpg?1605260625' width='300' height='170' />] <div class='rss_texte'><p>Equipped wagons will soon leave the maintenance depot in Eskilstuna and arrive in Luleå. This is where Green Cargo will test different automatic coupling options in Swedish winter conditions. Tests will also be conducted in parallel in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Automatic coupling has many advantages for the industry when it comes to safer working conditions, as well as increasing production to enable larger volumes of rail freight for more sustainable logistics. This streamlining is an important part of transitioning more freight from road to rail.</p> <p>Automatic coupling for trains was developed as early as the 1900s and is used on all new passenger trains. However, for freight trains, wagons are still coupled and decoupled manually with screw couplings. Capacity, punctuality, working environment, efficiency and profitability for rail freight can be significantly improved through digital automatic coupling (DAC) and complementary digital solutions.<br class='autobr' /> Several time-intensive and hazardous tasks can be automated using DAC, which also provides secure data communication and energy efficiency. It opens doors to new, modern logistics concepts and scores of digital applications.</p> <p>“Introducing automatic coupling is necessary for reaching a cost efficiency that benefits the entire railway system,” explains Jan Bergstrand, coordinator for Shift2Rail's freight programme.</p> <p>A standard has been developed by the European railway R&I collaboration Shift2Rail for a modular, multifunctional digital automatic coupling, which can subsequently be upgraded.</p> <p>“Automation is essential for both increased competitiveness and production that enables more efficient freight transportation with longer and heavier trains. A modular solution, where the cost is split into stages, simplifies implementation. We're pleased to have the opportunity to help develop a safer working environment and more efficient operations for the industry in Europe, not least when it comes to achieving climate goals,” says Annette Bernström, Wagon Manager at Green Cargo.</p> <p><strong>Winter tests in Sweden</strong><br class='autobr' /> The FR8RAIL project, which is a part of the freight programme in Shift2Rail, is now preparing twelve wagons for testing. These have been equipped with three types of DACs. The tests are being conducted in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and here in Sweden, where the focus is on winter conditions. The project is hoping for cold weather and a lot of snow and wind in Luleå, where the tests will be carried out.<br class='autobr' /> “Together with Green Cargo, several European industry operators, and academia, we'll test different levels of automation and evaluate their function, effect, system compatibility, costs, and so on,” explains Anders Ekmark, Strategic Planner and Project Manager for FR8RAIL.</p> <p>The demonstrations are being conducted with different types of DACs, developed by four suppliers.</p> <p>Participants in the winter tests for DACs include the Swedish Transport Administration, the rail freight operator Green Cargo, the CLOSER platform at Lindholmen Science Park and the four suppliers behind the DACs: CAF MiiRA, Dellner, Voith, and Wabtec-Faiveley. Additionally, SSAB is supplying tracks and premises and the Swedish national research institute RISE is carrying out the tests. The project is being conducted within the framework for the European railway R&I collaboration Shift2Rail, which is financed by Horizon2020, the EU's framework programme for research and innovation.</p> <p><i>Green Cargo is a sustainable logistics partner and crucial for Scandinavia's trade and industry. Electric trains make up over 95 percent of our ton kilometrage, meaning the climate impact is next to zero. Every 24 hours, some 400 freight trains depart, replacing around 9,000 truckloads on the road network. We serve close to 300 locations in Sweden, Norway and Denmark through our network, and with our partners we reach all of Europe. Green Cargo is owned by the Swedish State. We transport 22 million tonnes of freight, have 1,800 employees and annual sales of about SEK 4.1 billion (2019). <a href="http://www.greencargo.com" class='spip_url spip_out auto' rel='nofollow external'>www.greencargo.com</a></i></p> <p>(Source: Green Cargo)</p></div> World Passenger Festival is taking place virtually on the 16 – 18 November 2020 http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/world-passenger-festival?page=news http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/world-passenger-festival?page=news 2020-11-10T17:18:14Z text/html en Passenger Promoting <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/" rel="directory">from eNews Nr eNews - </a> <p>World Passenger Festival is taking place virtually on the 16 – 18 November bringing together the full transport industry to discuss the future of passenger transport around the world. <br class='autobr' /> This is your opportunity to join leaders from operators including rail, bus, metro, ferry, station, taxi, shared and micro mobility providers as well as regional, national and international authorities and policy makers. <br class='autobr' /> You can now get a free ticket on us by using the code: SPEAKERWPF <br class='autobr' /> Register here: (...)</p> / <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/passenger" rel="tag">Passenger</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/events" rel="tag">Promoting</a> <img src='http://www.mkforce.com/com/local/cache-gd2/03/97436eaa97c164e0970788fc2bf934.png?1605028704' width='300' height='170' />] <div class='rss_texte'><p>World Passenger Festival is taking place virtually on the 16 – 18 November bringing together the full transport industry to discuss the future of passenger transport around the world.</p> <p>This is your opportunity to join leaders from operators including rail, bus, metro, ferry, station, taxi, shared and micro mobility providers as well as regional, national and international authorities and policy makers.</p> <p>You can now get a free ticket on us by using the code: SPEAKERWPF</p> <p>Register here: <a href="https://bit.ly/3pqh7Mu" class='spip_url spip_out auto' rel='nofollow external'>https://bit.ly/3pqh7Mu</a></p></div> Official launch of SAFETY4RAILS European research project on 5 November 2020 http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/official-launch-of-safety4rails-european-research-project-on-5-november-2020?page=news http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/official-launch-of-safety4rails-european-research-project-on-5-november-2020?page=news 2020-11-10T16:52:10Z text/html en Safety Research Security Reporting Cybersecurity SAFETY4RAILS Crisis Communication <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/" rel="directory">from eNews Nr eNews - </a> <p>The SAFETY4RAILS (Data-based analysis for SAFETY and security projection FOR detection, prevention, mitigation and response in trans-modal metro and RAILway networkS) project kickoff meeting took place virtually on 5 November between all of the consortium partners, the Project Officer from the European Commission's Research Executive Agency, representatives from the advisory boards foreseen for the project, as well as two envisaged end-user partners from Spain and Turkey. <br class='autobr' /> The role of the (...)</p> / <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/safety" rel="tag">Safety</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/research" rel="tag">Research</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/surete" rel="tag">Security</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/reporting" rel="tag">Reporting</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/cyber-security" rel="tag">Cybersecurity</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/safety4rails" rel="tag">SAFETY4RAILS</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/crisis-communication" rel="tag">Crisis Communication</a> <img src='http://www.mkforce.com/com/local/cache-gd2/fd/f12f437e9ff42a0da7a2a10efe3d89.png?1605027444' width='300' height='170' />] <div class='rss_texte'><p>The SAFETY4RAILS (Data-based analysis for SAFETY and security projection FOR detection, prevention, mitigation and response in trans-modal metro and RAILway networkS) project kickoff meeting took place virtually on 5 November between all of the consortium partners, the Project Officer from the European Commission's Research Executive Agency, representatives from the advisory boards foreseen for the project, as well as two envisaged end-user partners from Spain and Turkey.</p> <p>The role of the UIC Security Division in the SAFETY4RAILS project is to coordinate the end users (railways and metros) throughout the project by considering their needs and ensuring that their requirements and specific characteristics are properly taken into account in the development of the solutions (S4RIS platform). UIC will also lead the planning, development and evaluation of simulation exercises in close collaboration with the end users.</p> <p>Running for 24 months, the SAFETY4RAILS project aims to deliver methods and systems to increase the safety and recovery of track-based intercity railway and intracity metro transport. It addresses both cyber-only attacks (such as the impact from WannaCry infections), physical-only attacks (such as the Madrid commuter train bombing in 2014) and combined cyber-physical attacks, which are an important emerging scenario given increasing IoT infrastructure integration. SAFETY4RAILS concentrates on rush hour rail transport scenarios in which many passengers use the metro and railways to commute to work or attend mass events (e.g. large multivenue sporting events such as the Olympics). When an incident occurs during heavy usage, metro and railway operators must consider many different aspects to ensure passenger safety and security, e.g. carrying out threat analysis, maintaining situation awareness, establishing crisis communication and response, and must ensure that mitigating steps are taken and communicated to travellers and other users.</p> <p>SAFETY4RAILS will improve the handling of such incidents through a holistic approach. It will analyse the cyber-physical resilience of metro and railway systems and will deliver mitigation strategies for an efficient response. In addition, in order to remain secure in light of ever-changing, novel emerging risks, it will facilitate continuous adaptation of the SAFETY4RAILS solution. Simulation exercises will be organised in various operational environments to test and assess the SAFETY4RAILS solutions (S4RIS platform) with the end users of the consortium, supported by the external advisory board.</p> <p>SAFETY4RAILS will focus, in particular, on active involvement on the part of end users, railways and metro operators, from the beginning of the project when defining requirements and needs and designing and performing the scenarios and demonstrations, to the end of the project when evaluating the S4RIS software platform and in feedback loops to the developers.</p> <p><strong>The consortium</strong><br class='autobr' /> SAFETY4RAILS is coordinated by the Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-Institut, EMI. EMI is one of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft's 74 institutes in Germany. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the leading organisation for applied research in Europe.</p> <p>Additional project partners:</p> <ul class="spip"><li> Union internationale des chemins de fer (UIC)</li><li> Metro de Madrid S.A.</li><li> Ankara Elektrik Havagazı ve Otobüs İşletme Müessesesi</li><li> Rete Ferroviaria Italiana</li><li> Leonardo - Società per Azioni</li><li> Compagnie Européenne d'Intelligence Stratégique</li><li> STAM SRL</li><li> IC information company AG</li><li> Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Spain SL</li><li> The University of Reading</li><li> ETRA Investigación Y Desarrollo S.A.</li><li> RINA Consulting S.p.A.</li><li> National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”</li><li> Wings ICT Solutions Information & Communication Technologies IKE</li><li> University of Newcastle upon Tyne</li><li> European Organisation for Security</li><li> Innova Integra Limited</li><li> Laurea-ammattikorkeakoulu Oy</li><li> Cyber Services Zártkörűen Működő Részvénytársaság</li><li> ERGUNLER INSAAT PETROL URUNLERI OTOMOTIV TEKSTIL MADENCILIK SU URUNLER SANAYI VE TICARET LIMITED STI.</li><li> MTRS3 Solutions and Services Ltd.</li><li> INTRACOM S.A. TELECOM SOLUTIONS</li><li> Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche</li><li> Alpha-Cyber SRL</li><li> Tree Technology S.A.</li><li> ProRail BV</li><li> Elbit Systems C4I and Cyber Ltd</li><li> Comune di Milano</li></ul></div> <div class='rss_ps'><p>For further information please contact Virginie Papillault, Senior Security Advisor: <a href="mailto:papillault@www.mkforce.com" class='spip_mail'>papillault@www.mkforce.com</a></p> <p>To stay up-to-date, follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and the dedicated website:<br class='autobr' /> <a href="https://safety4rails.eu/" class='spip_url spip_out auto' rel='nofollow external'>https://safety4rails.eu/</a> (available soon)</p></div> UIC presented 5G Rail during the 5G PPP Webinar: 5G for Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM) http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/uic-presented-5g-rail-during-the-5g-ppp-webinar-5g-for-cooperative-connected?page=news http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/uic-presented-5g-rail-during-the-5g-ppp-webinar-5g-for-cooperative-connected?page=news 2020-11-10T11:03:29Z text/html en Signalling Telecommunications GSM-R Rail System Reporting EU funded project FRMCS 5G Rail <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/" rel="directory">from eNews Nr eNews - </a> <p>On 6 November, UIC participated in the 5G PPP webinar: 5G for Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM), organised by the Full5G support project on behalf of EU DG Connect. <br class='autobr' /> The webinar opened with a short introduction by Mr Jorge Pereira from the European Commission and ran in two parts, with more than 170 participants representing national authorities and a variety of industries, amongst others, in attendance. <br class='autobr' /> The first part of the webinar provided an overview of ongoing CCAM (...)</p> / <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/signallisation" rel="tag">Signalling</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/telecommunications" rel="tag">Telecommunications</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/gsm-r" rel="tag">GSM-R</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/rail-system" rel="tag">Rail System</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/reporting" rel="tag">Reporting</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/eu-funded-project" rel="tag">EU funded project</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/frmcs" rel="tag">FRMCS</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/5g-rail" rel="tag">5G Rail</a> <img src='http://www.mkforce.com/com/local/cache-gd2/32/57c6a4aed59ccb98b73f4eb022d0f5.jpg?1605006666' width='300' height='170' />] <div class='rss_texte'><p>On 6 November, UIC participated in the 5G PPP webinar: 5G for Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM), organised by the Full5G support project on behalf of EU DG Connect.</p> <p>The webinar opened with a short introduction by Mr Jorge Pereira from the European Commission and ran in two parts, with more than 170 participants representing national authorities and a variety of industries, amongst others, in attendance.</p> <p>The first part of the webinar provided an overview of ongoing CCAM work and the white paper produced by the three H2020-ICT-18-2018 5G PPP corridor projects. The second part introduced the new CAM-related projects under the 5G-PPP ICT-53-2020 call: 5GBlueprint, 5GMED, 5G-ROUTES and 5GRail.</p> <p>The challenge for the ICT-53 projects is to qualify and characterise the latest version of 5G specifications, available as from 3G PP release 16 in early 2020, in the context of advanced use case deployment in Europe of CAM, which may also benefit from artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. Use cases beyond C-ITS safety applications are being targeted with a view to enabling use cases in the context of complete connectivity-enabled ecosystems around cars and vehicles. This supports the strategic objective of having all major transport routes covered with 5G connectivity by 2025 through cross-border trials along major transport routes planned for CAM deployment (“5G corridors”), and paves the way towards operational deployment as envisaged with the Connecting Europe Facility proposal. The work is also relevant to cross-border railway corridors with a view to providing services to trains, including in the context of the planned Future Railways Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) planned to replace GSM-R around 2030.</p> <p>In this context, this webinar provided an opportunity for Mr Jean-Michel Evanghelou, UIC Head of Telecom and Signalling, to provide an overview of the current 5G Rail project and, more broadly, of FRMCS. He began with a reminder of GSM-R. Designed 20 years ago by UIC and completely interoperable across borders, GSM-R has been a tremendous success and is deployed on more than 130,000 kilometres of track in Europe and 210,000 kilometres worldwide. GSM-R supports train radio voice applications, including the Railways Emergency Call (considered to be the best way to avoid a train accident when all other systems have failed) and the European Train Control System (ETCS). With limited data capability, GSM-R also supports other railway applications such as trackside phones, passenger information on platforms, etc. Mr Evanghelou stressed that GSM-R is a worldwide success in terms of deployment.</p> <p>He added that there was a need to replace GSM-R not only due to its future obsolescence, but also on account of the development of autonomous trains and highly advanced monitoring systems. In this new context, the railways need 5G to be adapted to the railway system. Mr Evanghelou explained that FRMCS is built entirely on 5G, and reminded the participants of UIC's global strategy and plans for its introduction on behalf of railway companies. “We absolutely needed to have a first pilot for the full ecosystem of FRMCS. 5G Rail, an EU-funded project, which officially started on 1 November 2020, is the second part of the global FRMCS plan. The first part, well advanced, was the specification and standardisation phase, in collaboration with 3GPP and ETSI. The third part will deal with the finalisation of the whole ecosystem, including security and certification technical aspects, for full market readiness and first implementation in Europe under a regulation scheme defined by the European Commission”, he said, noting that FRMCS is a system defined by law.</p> <p>The 5G Rail project is to undergo a comprehensive pilot. “We have to build here global and concrete solutions that will be adopted by the railways within the next years, and as such interoperability and cross-borders aspects are an absolute must”, said Mr Evanghelou.</p></div> <div class='rss_ps'><p>For further information, please contact Jean-Michel Evanghelou, UIC Head of Telecom and Signalling: <a href="mailto:evanghelou@www.mkforce.com" class='spip_mail'>evanghelou@www.mkforce.com</a></p></div> ERRAC plenary and TER4RAIL final event – 19 November 2020 http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/errac-plenary-and-ter4rail-final-event-19-november-2020?page=news http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/errac-plenary-and-ter4rail-final-event-19-november-2020?page=news 2020-11-10T11:03:06Z text/html en Research ERRAC Shift2Rail Promoting EU funded project TER4RAIL <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/" rel="directory">from eNews Nr eNews - </a> <p>We are pleased to invite you to the ERRAC plenary meeting and TER4RAIL final event to be held online on Thursday 19 November from 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. <br class='autobr' /> This event will provide a unique opportunity to meet railway experts, hear more about the challenges of the railway sector and discover the work carried out by TER4RAIL partners over the past two years. <br class='autobr' /> ERRAC plenary meeting from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.: Reporting from Shift2Rail and EC SRIA document ERRAC working group reporting Short (...)</p> / <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/research" rel="tag">Research</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/errac" rel="tag">ERRAC</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/shift2rail" rel="tag">Shift2Rail</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/events" rel="tag">Promoting</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/eu-funded-project" rel="tag">EU funded project</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/ter4rail" rel="tag">TER4RAIL</a> <img src='http://www.mkforce.com/com/local/cache-gd2/9f/47b87d9ac1aa5ad476a7eaa7f1a7db.jpg?1605006198' width='300' height='170' />] <div class='rss_texte'><p>We are pleased to invite you to the <a href="https://errac.org/" class='spip_out' rel='external'>ERRAC</a> plenary meeting and <a href="https://ter4rail.eu/" class='spip_out' rel='external'>TER4RAIL</a> final event to be held online on Thursday 19 November from 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.</p> <p>This event will provide a unique opportunity to meet railway experts, hear more about the challenges of the railway sector and discover the work carried out by TER4RAIL partners over the past two years.</p> <p><strong>ERRAC plenary meeting from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.:</strong></p> <ul class="spip"><li> Reporting from Shift2Rail and EC</li><li> SRIA document</li><li> ERRAC working group reporting</li><li> Short report on TER4RAIL results</li></ul> <p><strong>TER4RAIL Final event from 2.00 to 4.30 p.m.:</strong></p> <ul class="spip"><li> Rail observatory</li><li> Roadmaps</li><li> Arguments supporting rail</li><li> Dissemination</li></ul> <p>Should you wish to participate, please register here: <a href="https://site.evenium.net/fclnb9jc/registration" class='spip_url spip_out auto' rel='nofollow external'>https://site.evenium.net/fclnb9jc/registration</a></p> <p>TER4RAIL has received funding from the Shift2Rail JU under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement 826055.</p></div> <div class='rss_ps'><p>For more information please contact Christine Hassoun, Senior Advisor, Project dissemination: <a href="mailto:hassoun@www.mkforce.com" class='spip_mail'>hassoun@www.mkforce.com</a></p></div> UIC participated in the Smart Railway Standardisation Forum organised by the Korean Rail community http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/uic-participated-in-the-smart-railway-standardisation-forum-organised-by-the?page=news http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/article/uic-participated-in-the-smart-railway-standardisation-forum-organised-by-the?page=news 2020-11-09T18:15:37Z text/html en GSM-R Standardisation Rail System Reporting FRMCS <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/enews/" rel="directory">from eNews Nr eNews - </a> <p>Members of the Standardisation Forum include all of Korea's railway operators, as well as universities and numerous industrial companies in the sector. <br class='autobr' /> Mr Guillaume Gach, UIC Telecom Design Authority and member of the UIC FRMCS 3GPP Taskforce, gave a speech at SRF2020 in a special session on global standards for the smart railway. Recalling UIC's mission and its importance around the world, he discussed the GSM-R (Global System for Mobile Communications – Railways) designed by UIC, a key (...)</p> / <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/gsm-r" rel="tag">GSM-R</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/standardisation" rel="tag">Standardisation</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/rail-system" rel="tag">Rail System</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/reporting" rel="tag">Reporting</a>, <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/com/mot/frmcs" rel="tag">FRMCS</a> <img src='http://www.mkforce.com/com/local/cache-gd2/f5/9c9e94979cf6c68355870356bb7cac.png?1604945754' width='300' height='170' />] <div class='rss_texte'><p>Members of the Standardisation Forum include all of Korea's railway operators, as well as universities and numerous industrial companies in the sector.</p> <p>Mr Guillaume Gach, UIC Telecom Design Authority and member of the UIC FRMCS 3GPP Taskforce, gave a speech at SRF2020 in a special session on global standards for the smart railway. Recalling UIC's mission and its importance around the world, he discussed the GSM-R (Global System for Mobile Communications – Railways) designed by UIC, a key element of the European ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System) standard.</p> <p>The ETSI Technical Committee on Rail Telecommunications participates in standardisation, insuring full interoperability of the system.</p> <p>Explaining that GSM-R cannot fulfil current railway requirements, Mr Gach presented the FRMCS (Future Railway Mobile Communication System) - UIC's solution for the future of the railways.</p> <p>With the development of FRMCS, UIC and its members are offering railway operators:</p> <ul class="spip"><li> The ability to transmit, receive and use increasing volumes of data, which is at the very heart of sustainable transport;</li><li> The advent of the digital train to deal with GSM-R obsolescence.</li></ul> <p>The FRMCS URS (User Requirements Specification) is open to all contributors, and the latest release can be downloaded from the UIC website: <a href="http://www.mkforce.com/IMG/pdf/frmcs_user_requirements_specification-fu_7100-v5.0.0.pdf" class='spip_url spip_out auto' rel='nofollow external'>http://www.mkforce.com/IMG/pdf/frmcs_user_requirements_specification-fu_7100-v5.0.0.pdf</a><br class='autobr' /> The scope of the FRMCS project is to provide overall technical conditions for the successor to GSM-R.</p> <p>The 3GPP technical specifications provide generic building blocks for transport and services. Associated with ETSI and UIC, they will be part of the FRMCS specification framework.</p> <p>Mr Gach presented the FRMCS standardisation process, timeline and challenges to his audience, paving the way for closer cooperation between the Korean railway industry and UIC in respect of FRMCS development and adoption.</p></div> <div class='rss_ps'><p>For further information, please contact Guillaume Gach, UIC Telecom Design Authority: <a href="mailto:gach@www.mkforce.com" class='spip_mail'>gach@www.mkforce.com</a></p></div> 大香伊在人线国产观看?大香伊在人线综合 大萫焦视频