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UIC participated in National High Speed Rail Leadership Summit (San Jose, California, 11 – 13 September 2018)

Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, UIC Director General, participated in the National High Speed Rail Leadership Summit in San Jose through a video message. The focus was on “Vision, Investment, Sustainability”.

Among the main ideas highlighted, Jean-Pierre Loubinoux said:

"High Speed helped railways to survive the third energy and technical revolution.
As a driver for the rail sector, it must now be an actor and vector of this fourth industrial revolution of the 21st century.

New connectivity, big data, blockchain, augmented intelligence, will bring to the rail sector better productivity, in operations and maintenance, better security (cyber security) and better services for its customer experience.

UIC, as the worldwide association of railways, with research institutes and its network of universities, always wishes to bring:

  • Innovative ideas
  • Successful experience
  • Beakthrough developments
    To its members, to the sector.

Our philosophy guiding all our actions is embodied in three words: Share, Open, Connect.

The video message is available here below:

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TopRail: Tourism Potential of Railways group met from 13 – 14 September in Athens

The members of TopRail, the UIC working group created to help raise awareness around Tourism Potential of Railways, had the chance to meet again, this time in Athens.

The meeting, effectively organised by our colleagues from Trainose, was attended by railway representatives from the railway operators of Austria, Hungary and Spain as well as representatives from the European and the World Tourist Trains and Tram associations (Fedecrail and Wattrain).

On this occasion the group had the opportunity to hear Ana Garcia Pando, former General Manager of Trenequador and currently working as a consultant for TopRail, present the first draft of her guidelines on increasing rail attractiveness for tourism. The purpose of these guidelines is to create a practical tool that will allow interested parties to set up, promote and/or sell rail-oriented tourism products to new or existing markets.

The group had the opportunity to admire a well-established rail-oriented tourism product in the Peloponnese the same evening: the Trainose Odontotos rack railway between Diakofto and Kalavryta.

To make their train more attractive to tourists (as the train is well supported by the inhabitants of the city), they came up with an offer allowing tourists to discover local products and attractions when they buy a train ticket to Kalavrita.
The TopRail members had the opportunity to board the train in Kalavrita the next morning to travel through the Greek landscape.

This last meeting of the TopRail working group was therefore a great success and strengthened ties between these representatives of so many different countries.

The main tasks to be accomplished:

  • The collaboration between UIC and the publishing company Langages du Sud to produce a book about the most impressive tourist trains around the world is still ongoing, so do not hesitate to get in touch with us to be featured in the book.
  • The second TopRail Forum will be held in Naples in May 2019.
  • In the meantime, two other TopRail meetings will be held, the first one in November to prepare the Forum and the second one at the beginning of 2019 hopefully to welcome back our colleague Vanessa Perez.
  • Guidelines on Increasing Rail Attractiveness for Tourism: survey to be conducted among members.

Over the next few months the group will keep working on these three topics. This group is open to all UIC members so do not hesitate to contact us should you be interested in participating.

For further information please contact Clarisse Kapferer:

kapferer@uic.org

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Network of Quick Responders: dedicated UIC Workshop on FFCCTV held on 12 September 2018 in Paris

Punctuality is one of the main goals of railway companies. Therefore, different measures to shorten processes, like in case of an incident on the tracks, are being tested. As a technical solution, forward-facing-closed-circuit cameras (FFCCTV) can provide the police with critical fatality investigation information. Thus, decision making processes could be accelerated and reduce investigation times.

The Network of Quick Responders is frequently used by members of the UIC Security platform to receive a general overview about an arising security topic from other members within a short time. This was also the fact for the 7th survey of the Network of Quick Responders, which focused on the use of FFCCTV and was carried out in April/May 2018. Since this topic is raising interest not only among UIC members, the survey was also circulated among UITP-members. Within four weeks UIC received feedback from 27 companies (see eNews 603).

Following significant interest from UIC security platform members to deepen the exchange regarding technical matters, human factors, legal and ethical aspects, the UIC security division organised a dedicate workshop on FFCCTV on 12 September 2018.

20 participants from DB AG, EUSKOTREN, MÁV, ÖBB, PKP Intercity, SNCF, TCDD, Trenitalia, ViaRail Canada, UITP and Railpol, exchanged and discussed inter alia about the setting of a test area, the possibility to enlarge the scope of the discussion, different technical aspects, the equipment of (partial) fleet, the involvement of the trade unions and the cooperation with law enforcements.
Within these discussions the participants also shared their experience in terms of public reaction, difficulties and drawbacks related to the employment of FFCCTVs. By the end, the members requested UIC to go further and organise a following up meeting, which has been planned for February 2019.

If you are interested in participating in the next meeting, or receiving further information, please contact Kathrin Faber, Senior Advisor Security Division:

faber@uic.org

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“Access Control” Sub-Working Group met on 13 September 2018 in Paris

The “Access Control” Sub-Working Group (SWG) of the UIC Security Platform is a temporary group related to the WG Sabotage, Intrusions & Attacks, which deals with varied topics concerning railway system disruptions.

The aim of this SWG is to analyse effective solutions to control the access to and inside buildings to avoid unauthorised access, ensure the safety and security of the company staff and their property. In cooperation with UITP, this SWG will provide practice-oriented exchange of best practices, solution approaches and difficulties. The results will form a set of guidelines and recommendations for different building concepts, which is planned to be published in spring 2019.

At the first meeting, the SWG concentrated on “access control to buildings”. Under the chair of Marita-Annegret Grosser (DB AG), the 15 participants deliberated on:

  • Access management systems
  • Receptionists / Entrance
  • Technical solutions

SNCF provided a very interesting presentation of their own developed CANIF system. Functionality details of ITEMS and level of access as well as the creation of access on visitors’ cards for one demonstration on leave were part of their expressions. The results could be directly explored by the participants during a technical visit of the new SNCF Campus Rimbault which is equipped with the new CANIF system control.

The next meeting is planned for the 30 November 2018 and will focus on “access control within buildings”. The WG remains open to UIC members.

If you are interested in being part of the “Access Control” SWG, please contact Kathrin Faber, Senior Advisor Security Division:

faber@uic.org

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The OptiYard Mid-Term Conference project will be held at UIC in Paris on Friday 5 October 2018

For rail to play an increasing role in sustainable freight transport, the freight network needs to offer enhanced connectivity between Railway Undertakings and Infrastructure Managers, and hence needs to manage increasing numbers of train movements and shunting operations through freight marshalling yards at strategic locations. Within the OptiYard project, the 13 Consortium partners under the coordination of UIC will provide tools to enhance decision support that can be directly applied to achieving enhanced yard capacity and efficiency.

The OptiYard project (Optimised Real-time Yard and Network Management) is a two-year 1.5 million euro project funded by the Shift2Rail JU within the framework of the Horizon 2020 programme. OptiYard is coordinated by the International Union of Railways (UIC) and has a total of 13 partners from seven different countries.

OptiYard aims at providing decision support tools to Yard Managers that consider the surrounding network, with a view to ensuring smooth marshalling that is essential for the global efficiency of the transport chain.

OptiYard uses a three-pronged approach to develop an optimised decision support system for yard dispatchers by:

  • Providing enhanced, automated yard management by analysing existing process and operations and developing appropriate optimisation algorithms to improve operations for both single wagon load and block train traffic
  • Improving information and communications processes between the Yard Management System, the RUs and Network (IM) by analysing data feeds and modelling an enhanced communications environment
  • Enhancing real-time interaction with the surrounding network, giving the yard dispatcher better visibility of pending perturbations and major disruptions to the yard production schedule

There is no charge for participation, however places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Register online, find the updated programme of the conference and more information on how to access the venue by clicking here: https://optiyard.eu/2018/08/08/shift2rail-optiyard-event-uic-05-10-18/

Workshop highlights:

  • WP2 Data Analytics which addresses current data handling capabilities as well as identifying new data models needed for the yard management system optimisation
  • WP3 Development of specifications that apply to the new optimisation modules
  • WP4 Full modelling of the yard and network environments
  • WP5 Process optimisation
  • Round table on real-life utilisation of OptiYard decision support tool

For further information about OptiYard please contact Giancarlo de Marco Telese, Project Coordinator:

demarco@uic.org

Or Christine Hassoun, WP Leader dissemination:

hassoun@uic.org

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Reminder: SAFER-LC Mid-Term Conference on 10 October 2018 at FFE HQ, Madrid, Spain

Are you interested in innovative solutions to enhance the safety of level crossings? Would you like to network with road and rail stakeholders? Do you want to gain insight into future pilot tests on level crossings? If so, this is your event, join us!

The SAFER-LC Project is celebrating its Mid-Term Conference on 10 October 2018 in Madrid, Spain. The event will be an opportunity to exchange with the participants on the results already achieved by SAFER-LC, hear different points of view and approaches towards level crossing safety and learn about different experiences. It is targeted at rail and road infrastructure managers and operators, safety authorities, level crossing users, C-ITS providers, standardisation bodies, policy makers and researchers.

If you are interested visit www.safer-lc.eu and register online at https://events.uic.org/safer-lc-mid-term-conference

The SAFER-LC project is addressing the issue of safety at level-crossings. It is led by UIC and will last 36 months. It aims to improve safety and minimise risk by developing a fully-integrated cross-modal set of innovative solutions and tools for the proactive management and design of level-crossing infrastructure. SAFER-LC has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 723205.

For further information please contact Marie-Hélène Bonneau, Senior Advisor Security Division:

bonneau@uic.org

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5th UIC World Congress on Rail Training: call for abstracts postponed until 12 October 2018!

The UIC and its partners ONCF and IFF have the pleasure to inform you that the 5th World Congress on Rail Training “Unite-Inspire-Connect” will take place in Rabat, Morocco, from 9 – 11 October 2019.

The key congress aims are to:

  • Share best practice in education, training and human resources development
  • Raise awareness in new and innovative technologies, systems and methods to promote effective learning
  • Expand and reinforce international networking within training and development professionals and organisations
  • Enhance cooperation with rail educational & vocational institutions, in order to showcase the different initiatives towards the younger generation
  • Help training and development professionals design and implement training and development programmes that contribute to increase organisational effectiveness

The Congress is targeted at:

  • Training directors, executives and experts
  • Human resources and human performance and development professionals at all hierarchical layers in the organisation
  • Rail educational and vocational institutions

You can view the selected themes and topics for WCRT 2019, as well as submit your abstract (until 12 October) by clicking on:

https://events.uic.org/5th-uic-world-congress-on-rail-training

For further information please contact Nathalie Amirault, Head of the UIC Talent & Expertise Development Unit:

amirault@uic.org

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Cooperation News from UIC members
  

Czech Republic/Romania: UIC participates in the OSJD’s meeting of statistics experts

At the invitation of CFR (Romanian Infrastructure Operator), the annual meeting of the Statistics Experts within the OSJD’s Commission for Transport Policy and Strategic Development took place from 11 – 14 September 2018 in Busteni, Romania.

The meeting was chaired by Shukhrat Kayumkhodjaev (Chairman of the Commission) and was attended by 25 delegates from 12 countries: the heads of Economics or Statistics representing both ministries and national railway companies. On behalf of CFR, Mr Jean Nicolaos (Director of International Relations) addressed a welcome speech.

The meeting addressed the most relevant issues relating to the edition of the annual Bulletin with statistical data on railway transport for 2017 and key performance indicators on 13 international railway corridors of OSJD. In addition, the attention was paid to both revised tables 41 (train movements), 42 (gross hauled tonne-kilometres) and 43 (rolling stock movements) and recast of OSJD Code 305-1 Glossary – the first 100 terms.

In order to promote cooperation between both OSJD and UIC, Roman Štěrba, the chairman of the UIC Statistics group, presented information on the latest developments within the group. In addition, he presented the current issues of the Synopsis with the provisional results of statistics. The participants took the information into consideration and discussed the possibility of more comprehensive harmonisation of collected railway statistics in the future.

(Source: SZDC)

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News from UIC members
  

Appointment: Mr Miroslav Kupec nominated Director General of ČD

At its meeting on 11 September, the Supervisory Board of ČD nominated Mr Miroslav Kupec to the position of Chairman of the Board and CEO.

Mr Kupec graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Prague. He joined the company of Poldi Kladno in 1983 where after two years of practice he started working as an operations manager. In 1990 he won a tender for the position of CEO of ČKD Slany, later he worked for F. X. Meiler where in 1994 he became the managing director and the executive director. In 2001 he took up the position of Chairman of the Board and CEO of the company of Škoda Machine Tool in Plzeň and later of Škoda Vagonka in Ostrava. In 2009 he started working as a consultant in private business. Four years later he joined the ČD group as Director of Repairs in ČD Cargo. From the beginning of 2014 he worked as Head of Rolling Stock Depot in Prague. In December 2016 he became member of the Board of Directors of České drahy, a.s. responsible for the area of technology and rolling stock. On 11 September 2018 he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director General of České drahy, a.s.

(Source: ČD)

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SNCF and its partners to launch driverless trains by 2023

SNCF, together with the Railenium Technology Research Institute (IRT), Alstom, Altran, Ansaldo, Apsys, Bombardier, Bosch, Spirops and Thales, announces the creation of two consortia with the aim of developing prototypes of driverless trains within five years.

A Railway Revolution

The French public railway group is working on this innovative project to develop the railway system of the future. With its aim of becoming the first operator to use driverless trains for both passenger and freight transport in the next five years, SNCF and its partners are positioning France as a pioneer of innovation in the sector.

Pooling their technical and industrial expertise, two consortia were created in January and are being piloted by SNCF and IRT Railenium for a five-year period.

One of the consortia is working to develop a prototype of a driverless freight train. The members of the consortium are Alstom, Altran, Ansaldo and Apsys.

A second consortium dedicated to passenger transport will create a prototype of a driverless TER (regional) train. The consortium comprises Bombardier, Bosch, Spirops and Thales.

The overall budget for this phase of the project is €57 million. 30% is financed by SNCF, 30% by the French state and 40% by the project partners.

Open innovation: Combined expertise

These partnerships bring together major manufacturers from the railway, automotive, aviation and systems intelligence sectors, as well as players in engineering and artificial intelligence. They enjoy strong support from the public authorities via the French National Research Agency (ANR).

The French Railway Safety Authority (EPSF) and the National Cybersecurity Agency of France (ANSSI) are working with both groups so that full account is taken at the earliest possible stage of the challenges involved in railway safety and cybersecurity.

All of this expertise will help to advance the driverless train project in key areas such as obstacle detection, signal reading, geolocation, monitoring of the train’s environment and hazard management.

“The human and technological challenges are immense. We are leveraging the collective intelligence, experience, skills and know-how of partners from a wide range of industries”, explained Luc Laroche, director of the “Driverless Train” project. “These partnerships are a world first in terms of the ambition, approach and expertise they represent”, he added.

Benefits for passengers and for freight transport

Driverless trains offer tangible benefits for both passengers and freight transport customers:

  • Increased capacity: the ability to run more trains, transporting larger numbers of people and greater volumes of goods (video)
  • Greater fluidity and adherence to schedule thanks to harmonised circulation and optimised speed, which in turn mean being able to react to unforeseen circumstances (video)
  • Environmental benefits due to reduced energy consumption (video)

“Thanks to digital transformation of the network and signalling, we will be able to run better trains and more of them. This is crucial to the development of driverless trains. Digital transformation will make us champions of the digital industry”, says Patrick Jeantet, Chairman of SNCF Réseau.

“Driverless trains will make it possible to transport more people and more freight, with better service, more efficient energy use and even better levels of safety. With driverless trains, all trains will be able to run in a harmonised manner, making railway operations more fluid. Greater fluidity means greater ability to keep to schedule and more punctual trains. It’s a major challenge for SNCF, which runs 17,000 trains and transports four million passengers a day”, said Guillaume Pepy, SNCF Chairman. “Together with our partners, we are fully committed to shaping the train of the future...and the future of the train”.

The objective of the “Driverless Train” project is to put semi-autonomous trains into circulation by 2020, and to have entirely driverless trains running by 2023.

(Source: SNCF)

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News from UIC members
  

Ouigo open for business at Paris Gare de Lyon – destination: the Côte d’Azur

Ouigo, the low-cost, high-speed transport offering from SNCF, is continuing its quest to conquer the French capital. Beginning on 9 December, it will offer services to and from Paris Gare de Lyon train station. Following in the footsteps of Paris-Montparnasse at the end of 2017 and Gare de l’Est in July 2018, Paris-Lyon is the third station in Paris chosen to host Ouigo TGVs in less than a year.

Passengers will be able to travel from France’s largest station to 11 destinations in southern France at the same low prices as ever.

Setting the sights on the south-east with Ouigo

11 new destinations — the same low prices

Ouigo already serves a number of destinations in south-east France from Massy and Roissy CDG stations. It has taken a strategic step forward by adding to its range of services with departures from and arrivals at Paris Gare de Lyon station. Ouigo now offers 11 destinations with departures from Paris and peripheral stations.

  • Five city stations served from Paris Gare de Lyon: Lyon Saint-Exupéry, Marseilles, Aix-en-Provence TGV, Avignon and Valence, maintaining departures and arrivals to and from the peripheral stations of Marne La Vallée and Roissy CDG
  • Six new destinations from Paris Gare de Lyon: Nice, Cannes, Antibes, Toulon, Saint-Raphaël and les Arcs Draguignan.

Heading north this time, Ouigo will also offer a new service arriving at Lille Flandres railway station. From the centre of Lille, passengers can travel to:

  • The Greater Paris region: Marne-la-Vallée, Roissy Charles de Gaulle
  • The South of France: Lyon, Marseilles, Aix-en-Provence TGV, Avignon
  • Picardy: TGV Haute-Picardie

Sales begin on 11 October

Ouigo tickets for winter and spring go on sale on 11 October - customers will be able to reserve tickets for 28 destinations all over France, now with 11 destinations with arrivals and departures to and from Paris Gare de Lyon.

More than 11 million Ouigo tickets will be available for reservation between 9 December 2018 and 5 July 2019 on the ouigo.com website and the Ouigo app, as well as from authorised distribution partners.

It’s perfect timing for the Christmas holidays, but also an opportunity to get ahead and organise holidays and weekends away for the first half of 2019.

Ouigo: Five years of success and 33 million passengers

The low-cost railway revolution

Five years after its launch, Ouigo is continuing to gain momentum and is aiming to win 26 million new passengers by 2020 - 25% of high-speed traffic in France.

Its gamble on low-cost rail travel has so far been a success:

  • 33 million passengers on its books since 2013, train occupancy rates of over 80% and 13% of all high-speed traffic by the end of 2018.
  • A successful bid to win new customers: without OUIGO, six out of ten passengers would not have taken the train in 2018, and one in three customers would not have travelled at all (TNS Sofres survey, Summer 2018).
  • Delivering on its “low price promise”: over the past five years, 65% of customers have travelled for less than €25.

(Source: SNCF)

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Italy/Greece: Trenitalia Pendolino tested on Athens – Thessaloniki line

A Trenitalia ETR 485 Pendolino EMU has undergone high-speed tests in Greece as the Italian operator and its Greek subsidiary Trainose prepares for the possible introduction of the 250km/h tilting trains on the Athens – Thessaloniki line.

Eight return test runs – fewer than originally planned – took place on the 67km Katerini – Thessaloniki section of the Athens – Thessaloniki line between September 5 and 7. Five test runs took place on September 5, with the train reaching a maximum speed of 196km/h. Speeds were incrementally increased to 204km/h on September 6 and 213km/h on September 7.

The train was officially presented to politicians and the media on September 8 and the train went on static display at Thessaloniki station the following day, coinciding with the 83rd Thessaloniki International Trade Fair.

Originally designated ETR 480, the fleet of 15 nine-car trains was built by Fiat in 1997-1998. The trains were subsequently modified to operate under 25kV ac 50Hz electrification systems and renumbered ETR 485.

Each 236.6m-long nine-car set is formed of three first class, five second class and one bar-restaurant car, seating a total of 489 passengers (146 in first class, 343 in second class, two in wheelchair spaces and 23 in the restaurant).

The introduction of high-speed rolling stock is a key component of Trainose’s plan to reduce journey times on the main Athens – Thessaloniki axis to 3h 20min. This will be possible following the completion of track-doubling, electrification and the installation of ETCS on the 52km Lianokladi – Domokos at the end of 2019.

With the conclusion of the tests and the exhibition in Thessaloniki, the train will now return to Italy, where a final decision will be made on whether to send between five and eight trains to Greece.

Despite the use of an ETR 485 for the test, it is unclear what type of Pendolino would be sent to Greece for commercial operations, with ETR 460, 463 and 470 all considered potentially suitable candidates for redeployment.

(Source: IRJ/FS News)

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News from UIC members
  

Russia: RZD Holding and Vietnamese investors to cooperate on “light metro” project in Vietnam

RZD International LLC, a subsidiary of Russian Railways, and a group of Vietnamese investors led by Lung Lo Construction Corporation, have signed a partnership agreement on a project to construct a light metro line (LRT) between Tantao - Lindong - Longhang Airport in Ho Chi Minh City and the province Dong Nai in Vietnam.

The signing took place in Moscow within the framework of an official visit of the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyễn Phú Trọng to Russia.

The signed document defines the main principles of cooperation on the drafting of the project and in addition fixes the roles of the parties at the current stage of cooperation.
According to the document, RZD International LLC will provide expert support on the project and prepare a feasibility study for the construction of the line on the basis of best Russian and world practices.

The agreement is a continuation of the memorandum of understanding on the joint development of infrastructure projects in the field of railway transport on the territory of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, which was signed between RZD International and Lung Lo Construction Corporation in September 2017.

(Source: RZD)

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Croatia: HŽ Cargo and national freight operators in the region signed a Memorandum on Mutual Cooperation

A High Level Regional Freight Meeting of national railway freight operators was held on 4 September, organised by HŽ Cargo.

In addition to HŽ Cargo’s Management, the meeting was attended by Mr Igor Cigula, Assistant Minister from the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure, Ms Renata Suša, President of HŽ Infrastruktura’s Management Board, and presidents and managers of the following regional railway undertakings: SŽ Tovorni prevoz, Željeznice Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine, Željeznice Republike Srpske, Montecargo, Makedonski železnički transport and Trainkos.
Mr Igor Cigula, Assistant Minister, talked about the market liberalisation and its impact on freight transport services, and pointed out that the meeting was an opportunity to resolve open issues.

Mr Danijel Krakić, President of HŽ Cargo’s Management Board, considers that there is a need for such a meeting and that this is one of the initial gatherings in a series to come. He indicated that a common goal of the regional national railway operators is to retain the leading position on their own domestic transport market and to provide customers with quality services. In addition, he added that we can alleviate administrative, technical, technological and infrastructure obstacles by common action, in order to increase efficiency, profitability and competitiveness on the market.

Ms Renata Suša, President of HŽ Infrastruktura’s Management Board, presented the investments in Croatian railroads, totalling around two billion Euro, currently the largest capital investment in infrastructure in Europe.

The national railway operators have come to a conclusion that further development of prosperous railway operators will partly depend on good multilateral and regional cooperation. Furthermore, the transport corridors passing through the countries in the region are demonstrating the potential of this European area as an integration system, acknowledging that they are inseparable from the rest of the European transport network.

At the meeting, the participants signed the Memorandum on Mutual Cooperation. The Memorandum has established a framework for enhanced cooperation among the national freight operators. This cooperation involves providing mutual support in implementation of organisational, technical and operational modifications, making available own experience, exchanging professional know-how, information and ideas.

(Source: HŽ Cargo)

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Kazakhstan: NC KTZ JSC improve the quality of servicing of locomotives

NC KTZ JSC, with the participation of representatives of KTZH-Freight Transportation JSC, Locomotive Kurastyru Zauyty, service company General Electric, the heads of repair and operational locomotive depots, discussed the issues of improving the servicing of locomotives.

Deputy Chairman of the Board of NC KTZ JSC Marat Shakenov noted the importance of quality repair of locomotives to ensure the safety of traffic on the railway.

The meeting considered approaches and made suggestions on improving the technical reliability of locomotives, providing the main and auxiliary service centres with a transitional stock of equipment.

“The renewal of the locomotive fleet is carried out on a planned basis, special attention is paid to the maintenance, preventive and repair work,” said Shakoven.
At present, the service centers operate on the basis of repair plants at Ayagoz, Sexseul, Astana stations, and auxiliary centres are open at Almaty station.

In the service centres a series of organisational and technical measures is being carried out in accordance with the requirements of the Rules for Technical Operation.

“Over the past five years, more than 200 modern cargo, passenger locomotives, electric locomotives of Kazakhstan production, shunting locomotives have been purchased,” said Aytym Kurakbayev, executive director for production safety of KTZ-Cargo Transportation JSC.

The entire locomotive fleet of NC KTZ JSC is scheduled to be updated by 2030.

(Source: KTZ)

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Next meetings scheduled

  • 22 January 2019 SHERPA WS1 - Terrorist risk assessment and management Brussels
  • 23-24 January 2019 UIC PoSE Meeting Paris, UIC HQ
  • 27 March 2019 Safety Platform Steering Group meeting UIC HQ PARIS
  • 4-5 April 2019 Talent and Expertise Development Platform Vienna, Austria
  • 12 April 2019 WS2 - Emerging threats Paris, UIC HQ
  • 17-19 April 2019 Asset Management Global Conference UIC HQ, Paris
  • 8 May 2019 Freight Forum RCA Vienna
  • 15-17 May 2019 Statistics Steering Committee Meeting Poznan, PL (PKP)
  • 16-18 May 2019 TopRail Forum Naples
  • 18-20 June 2019 UIC Security Week Paris, UIC HQ
  • 26 June 2019 Safety Platform Steering Group meeting DB AG BERLIN
  • 9-11 October 2019 5th World Congress on Rail Training Rabat, Morocco
  • 5 November 2019 Safety Platform Steering Group meeting UIC HQ PARIS
  • 5 November 2019 Freight Forum RCA Vienna
  • 6 November 2019 Safety Platform Plenary meeting UIC HQ PARIS
  • 26-28 November 2019 Statistics Steering Committee Meeting UIC, Paris
  • 28-29 November 2019 Statistics Pleany Meeting UIC, Paris

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