Information published on 5 April 2016 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 492.

International Rail Safety Council (IRSC) to be held from 2 – 7 October 2016 in Paris

The deadline for abstract submission is extended to 1 May 2016

  • Safety

On behalf of the 26th International Railway Safety Council (IRSC) Organising Committee consisting of the French National Railway Company (SNCF) and the French Railway Safety Authority (EPSF), UIC would like to inform you that the abstract submission for the
IRSC 2016 has been extended until 1 May 2016.

The main theme of IRSC 2016 is "Railway safety – meeting the challenges of tomorrow’s society” with the following sub-themes:

  • Safe traffic management in high-density areas
  • Safely managing passenger flows
  • The transport of the future and the imperatives of safety
  • Availability of components and maintaining the safety of the rail system
  • Safely managing crises
  • The challenges of sustainable development with regard to safety contraints

More information concerning the abstract submission is published on the IRSC-homepage, www.irsc2016.org where you can also find details for registration.
The IRSC presentations and discussions will run from Sunday, 3 October, to Wednesday, 5 October 2016, at the Pullman Hotel Paris Centre-Bercy. On Thursday, 6 October, and Friday, 7 October 2016, a programme of technical visits will be proposed.

UIC supports and will participate in IRSC in Paris. As a major sponsoring partner
UIC offers simultaneous interpreting between English and French during the three-day conference and the Farewell Party on Wednesday, 5 October 2016.

The hosts and sponsors will be very happy to welcome you to Paris in October!

For further information about the event please contact info@irsc2016.org

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