On 7 and 8 October 2015, Trenitalia hosted a new meeting of the Commuter and Regional Trains Systems working group. The meeting took place at the Fondazione delle Ferrovie Italiane in Rome.
UIC was represented by the Director of the Passenger Department, Mr Ignacio Barrón, and Mr Luis Casado, Senior Advisor. The meeting was chaired by Bartlomiej Buczek (SKM- PKP), president of the group.
The agenda of the meeting addressed the various issues related to the activities of Commuter and Regional Train Services. In particular, this meeting focused on two main topics: safety and security (Ms Marie Helene Bonneau from the Security Division at UIC gave a presentation about comprehensive protection) and fraud, that was discussed by members following a presentation about the reasons, the prevention and reaction policies and a short benchmarking.
Another topic of discussion was the training on Commuter and Regional Systems the group is planning to hold next year. The target of the workshop and possible topics that may be of interest were discussed.
There were two visits during the meeting. The first day session finished with a visit to the Fondazione delle Ferrovie Italiane whereas on the second day there was a technical visit to Roma Termini Station, where attendants could see the new measures put into practice by Protezione Aziendale- Trenitalia in the fields of safety and security.
The next meeting of the group will be hosted by Euskotren in Bilbao, 26 and 27 January 2016.