On 3 June 2015 the SMGG meeting took place in Madrid at the kind invitation of ADIF and the Spanish Railway Foundation.
SMGG is the UIC group dedicated to railway stations. It comprises station managers of UIC members.
UIC members represented at the meeting were: ADIF, ONCF, SNCF, NSB, SNCB, RFI, RZD, SYSTRA and Japanese Railways.
UIC Headquarters was represented by Iñaki Barrón (Director of the High Speed and Passenger Department) and Marc Guigon (Senior Advisor for Passenger Transport).
The main points discussed at the SMGG meeting were:
- The leaflet concerning information and signage in stations (413) will be updated and extended at global level. Answering UIC specifications, SYSTRA proposed a methodology to update the leaflet
- Governance of stations. RZD proposed a document describing the different types of governance for stations “Station Governance: Models and Practice”
- The observatory for rail stations, which is a UIC website available for use by UIC members, will be developed with data and information from members (statistics, studies, mapping, organisations…). The functional specifications were written by UIC, and a first pilot test of the website will be available for the Next Station conference
The next meeting will take place in Marrakech (Morocco) on 20 October 2015.