Achievements to be highlighted

  • Success of the First UIC security week organised on 20-24 June in Paris, UIC, HQ.
  • New publication on Security of Rail High Speed network is available
  • Success of the 11th Global security Congress on "Security at the service of Rail Business " organized by UIC in partnership with the Rail Protection Force of Indian Railways in New-Dehli, India on 8-10 December 2015
  • Presence of the security division in a number European research projects (further information)
  • Joint call for actions against metal theft at European level (link)

General context of the business activity

Security has become increasingly important: from everyday crime which creates feelings of insecurity that discourage people from taking the train and affect social links and the need for territorial planning, to the most serious terrorist threats capable of causing numerous deaths and destabilising countries.

Key challenges facing this business

Alongside national, European and international public authorities, the railway sector has a specific and complementary role to play in protecting and developing railway activities.

This role is both national and international and the challenge is to ensure greater coherence in an environment involving an increasing number of players due to the opening up of markets and evolution of businesses.

How the business is organised

The Platform was created by the UIC General Assembly in June 2006 and restructured in 2008 at global level.
From July 2014 (UIC General Assembly in Portoroz in Slovenia) to June 2016, the platform is chaired by IR/RPF (India) and vice-chaired by DB AG (Germany).
It is organised with:

  • The annual congress to take stock of the work carried out and to propose future priorities.
  • The Steering Committee which meets every quarter involving the UIC regions (the special Colpofer group for Europe, Coordinating Council on Transsiberian Transportation, etc.), UIC department activities (passenger, freight, rail system/infrastructure) and professional and political partners (UITP, RAILPOL, CER, EIM, etc.).
  • Three permanent working groups (Technology, Human factor, Strategy)
  • Two ad hoc working groups at the request of UIC (Metal theft, Border crossing)

UIC Publications

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