Information published on 25 February 2014 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 387.

International Railway Safety Council (IRSC), (Berlin, 12 – 17 October 2014)

  • Safety

On behalf of the 24th International Railway Safety Council (IRSC) Organising Committee consisting of Deutsche Bahn AG and the German Federal Railway Agency (Eisenbahn-Bundesamt), UIC is very pleased to invite you to attend the next IRSC, which will be held from 12 – 17 October 2014 in Berlin.

Registration for the IRSC Berlin 2014 and the call for abstracts are now open. Details may be found on the IRSC website www.irsc2014.org

The cost for registration is EUR 780 until 17 August 2014 and EUR 830 after this date. The closing date to submit abstracts of presentations is 31 March.

The UIC supports and is participating in the IRSC in Berlin. As a major sponsoring partner UIC is offering the Farewell Party, which will take place at the “Kaiserbahnhof” (historical station) in Potsdam on Wednesday, 15 October 2014.

The International Railway Safety Council (IRSC) 2014 is the major platform for the exchange of knowledge and experience in the field of railway safety. Meet top safety experts from all over the world, discuss the latest trends in railway safety and benefit from a large international network. The IRSC 2014 will bring together experts from infrastructure management, railway undertakings, safety authorities, accident investigation offices, railway industries, regulatory bodies and associations.
The theme of the IRSC 2014 is “Railway safety in times of fundamental changes” and will address the economic, environmental and competition-related aspects of fundamental changes in relation to:

  • Effects of standardised safety management systems
  • Experience with risk and hazard management and interaction of all players in the railway system
  • Approaches and instruments for maintaining and improving railway safety
  • Methods and options for preserving railway safety knowledge in a changing environment

The IRSC presentations and discussions will run from Sunday, 12 October, to Wednesday, 15 October 2014, at the Maritim Hotel Berlin. On Thursday, 16 October, and Friday, 17 October 2014, a programme of technical visits will be proposed.
The hosts and sponsors will be very happy to welcome you to Berlin in October!

The IRSC flyer is available here: http://uic.org/com/IMG/pdf/irsc_2014_flyer.pdf

Contact:

  • info@irsc2014.org
  • Tel: + 49 (0) 30 29764448

For further information please contact Peter Gerhardt, Manager of the UIC Safety Unit: gerhardt@uic.org