Monday 1 July 2024

UIC rail safety campaigns: 16th International Level Crossing Awareness Day and 3rd edition of TRESPAD (Trespass Awareness Day) on a global level

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While 190 delegates and safety experts shared ideas on level crossing safety, trespass, and suicide prevention best practices at both the TRESPAD and ILCAD launch conferences in Buenos Aires, many countries around the world organised safety awareness activities at and around railway tracks, in particular at level crossings.

Some of them organised public indoor and outdoor safety awareness sessions at schools for those living near tracks, held press conferences with decision makers, distributed flyers to level crossing users or potential trespassers, posted safety messages on social media and YouTube, advertised on TV, the radio, in the written press, and even enhanced rail safety advocacy thanks banners and stickers being placed on vans at level crossings, on public buses, on trains, in stations and so on.

Examples of the different initiatives are given below, although the list is not exhaustive, with numerous EU countries taking part as well as Turkey, USA, Australia, New Zealand, India, Africa and many more.

CFL Luxemburg


LOK Report - UIC: Internationaler Tag zur Verhinderung von unbefugtem Betreten des Bahngeländes (TRESPAD) (

Awareness video:

Burkina Faso
Sécurité aux passages à niveau : les actions de SITARAIL pour sauver des vies - L’EXPRESS DU FASO (

Railway Safety: TRESPAD, ILCAD Marked Worldwide


Operation Lifesaver inc. USA

We thank all the volunteers in the countries taking part in each edition.

Save the dates

  • 4th edition of TRESPAD on Wednesday 4 June 2025
  • 17th edition of ILCAD on Thursday 5 June 2025
  • Technical / social visits on Friday 6 June 2025
  • In Great Britain, at the kind invitation of Network Rail to mark the 200th anniversary of British railways (exact location tbc).

More info
E-news article after ILCAD/TRESPAD conferences:

For ILCAD level crossing awareness videos and videos during the launch conference in Buenos Aires, visit ILCAD 2024 youtube playlist
#ilcad #TrespassSuicidePrevention #safety #levelcrossing #rail

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