Information published on 20 May 2014 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 400.

International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) (3 June 2014)

  • Safety
  • Level Crossings

The 6th edition of ILCAD will take place on 3 June 2014 again in many countries with bigger or smaller campaigns around the world. This occasion will feature the 2014 international press conference together with a round table on level crossing safety with experts from different sectors, while side events will be hosted by REFER, the railway infrastructure manager in Lisbon, Portugal.
The public targeted in 2014 are professional drivers (school buses, coaches, taxis, minivans, tractors, trucks, heavy haul trucks, emergency vehicles...).

Ahead of the International Level Crossing Awareness Day 2014 on 3 June UIC together with the United Nations – Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Federal Office of Transport of the Swiss Confederation (FOT) have issued a film of 13 min to give an overview on level crossing safety worldwide and better inform policymakers and the public of the dangers at level crossings.

Quote from the filmed interview of Jean Pierre Loubinoux – Director General, International Union of Railways:

“What I am pledging for as a rail advocate is to really invite the road users and the road institutions to work with us to try to enforce a number of measures that can reduce the consequences of the problem.”

The film “Saving Lives at Level Crossings, A price too high to pay”
will be used by ILCAD partners during their national press conferences, staff and public awareness sessions and shown in the international press conference in Lisbon.

Watch the film: or

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There is still time to join ILCAD, the unique worldwide awareness level crossing safety campaign, free of charge as all activity is on a purely collaborative basis and help the railway community to reduce this level of operational risk that we face at the interface with the road sector – visit:

In addition to the new video, we also have 14 posters available in English, French, Spanish, German, Russian and Portuguese. They may be customised upon request according to your needs.

Save the date: ILCAD on 3 June 2014
It is also not too late to book a trip to Lisbon to participate in the international press conference and round table hosted by REFER to exchange on level crossing safety.
Please ask for the programme and register using this link
or contact Isavbelle Fonverne: or Susanna Abrantes: by 28 May at the latest.