Tuesday 10 March 2020

Invitation: ILCAD Launch Conference to be held on 11 June 2020 in York, United Kingdom

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We are pleased to invite you to 12th edition of The International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) hosted by Britain’s railway infrastructure manager Network Rail, on Thursday 11 June 2020 at the National Railway Museum in York.

The National Railway Museum is a wonderful place that displays a large collection of locomotives and other items of rolling stock, virtually all of which either ran on the railways of Great Britain or were built there. It was an easy choice to hold the conference there surrounded by so much railway history. We are sure that you will enjoy it.

The language of the conference will be in English; it will be recorded and available on www.ilcad.org.

A draft programme will be published at a later date and posted on www.ilcad.org .

Also, Network Rail is holding its annual Level Crossing Innovation Day on Wednesday 10 June between 10:00 and 16:00. It is a ’drop-in’ event to showcase innovative products and services related to the development and safety of level crossings and to get the level crossing community talking about innovation. There will be stands from Network Rail teams as well as a range of suppliers, and demonstrations covering many key elements of level crossing improvement – details will be published at a later date.

There will be a social event on the evening of Wednesday 10 June, with a technical visit on 12 June, details will be published at a later date. The technical visit will be organised so that you may participate only in the morning and be dropped at a train station to catch your train or plane connections to leave on Friday. You may also participate for the whole day.

What is ILCAD?
ILCAD, led by UIC, brings together railway industry representatives, road authorities, academics and more from around the world.

ILCAD aims to raise awareness about the dangers associated with the road/rail interfaces (level crossings).

ILCAD is a joint commitment that began in 2009 with ELCAD (EU countries + Israel). Since then, UIC has been coordinating this worldwide event to raise public awareness about the dangers at level crossings.

ILCAD 2020 Campaign
This year the 2020 conference and worldwide campaign will focus on how a person’s behaviour affects the way they use and interact with a level crossing. The theme will be: “Beware the Bubble”. We want people to understand when they risk being “in their bubble” so they can burst it and see the dangers and risks more clearly.

It concerns all kinds of level crossing users:

  • People being distracted by their daily life (mobile phones, appointments, school, work, worries)
  • Risk takers, people who want to make their own rules, rule breakers, opportunists or “Think-Laters”

To register for the conference, social events, and technical visit, visit www.ilcad.org Deadline: 10 April 2020

To submit an abstract, visit www.ilcad.org. Deadline: 31 March 2020

The following information will be posted here www.ilcad.org

  • Network Rail level crossing exhibition day on 10 June 2020
  • The list of topics addressed during the conference
  • A list of hotels recommended in York
  • A map to the venue on 10 June (social event in the evening) and on 11 June (conference)
  • The programme of the technical visit on 12 June
  • Transport tips

Finally, we urge railways across the globe to organise activities around ILCAD so that the campaign has the widest safety impact. Should you wish to participate in your country please contact fonverne@uic.org or visit http://www.ilcad.org/ILCAD-2019-518

For information on the ILCAD 2019 campaign and launch conference

For any further information please contact Isabelle Fonverne, Senior Advisor Safety at UIC: fonverne@uic.org

More information at:
UIC http://www.uic.org
Network Rail: https://www.networkrail.co.uk/

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