Information published on 31 October 2017 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 568.

UIC special group COLPOFER: Meeting of the Working Group “Security Corridor X” hosted by Infrastructure of Serbian Railways (JSC) in Belgrade

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On 13 October 2017, the COLPOFER working group (WG) “Security Corridor X” was hosted by JSC in Belgrade. “Rail security and safety are one of our company’s priority tasks and in cooperation with our state authorities and other railway companies we are undertaking a number of necessary activities not only to preserve them but also to significantly improve them. From today’s meeting we are expecting a series of initiatives and suggestions on the basis of which we will increase the rail security to a higher level”, said Acting Director General of Infrastructure of Serbian Railways (JSC), Miroljub Jevtic, PhD, in the talks with COLPOFER representatives.

The representatives of 15 railway companies, state authorities and police administrations from Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Republika Srpska and Serbia discussed a number of important issues in the field of rail security, exchanging best practice, knowledge and information, with the main goal of raising the security and safety on Rail Corridor X to a significantly higher level.

The discussions were mainly focused on the issues of illegal migration flows in trains, cyber security, as well as railway equipment thefts.

The participants of the meeting were unanimous in their conclusion that the need for full cooperation, not only between the railway companies along Corridor X, but also full coordination with the state authorities and police administrations, is necessary in order to significantly improve railway security.

This and further topics will be also discussed within the 13th world security congress “railway freight security door-to-door”, which will be held from 29 November – 1 December 2017 in Potsdam (Germany). The congress is organised in partnership and hosted by Deutsche Bahn AG.

If you are interested in participating in the world security congress, please register at http://events.uic.org/13th-world-security-congress-2017.

For any further questions please contact Jacques Colliard, Head of the UIC Security Division:

colliard@uic.org

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