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In the context of COVID-19, the strength of these networks is used to give Members and partners the possibility to regularly exchange information on status and about preventive measures and procedures, especially taking into account the fact that railways – along with other means of transport – present a favourable environment for the spread of the disease.

This is why UIC has launched the COVID-19 Task Force, which held its Kick-off meeting by videoconference on 5 March 2020.

Since then, and in the spirit of sharing current practices, UIC members and partner organisations have provided the Task Force with relevant information leading to the publication of the newest UIC document: Management of COVID-19: Guidance for railway stakeholders, A series of potential measures published by the International Union of Railways.

For now, contributions have been sent by Railway Companies from all over the world, including: Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, the Netherlands and the United States of America.

Guidance for railway stakeholders

Management of COVID-19 - Guidance for railway stakeholders

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Potential measures to restore confidence in rail travel following the COVID-19 pandemic

Management of COVID-19 - Potential measures to restore confidence in rail travel following the COVID-19 pandemic

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Audiovisual material

UIC has received a number of films and other audiovisual material on Covid-19 from its members and partners that are now available in the UIC Mediacenter.

The collection will be updated on a regular basis. Follow this section every week in eNews to learn more about the new additions.

UIC has received a number of films and other audiovisual material on Covid-19 from its members and partners that are now available in the UIC Mediacenter.

The collection will be updated on a regular basis. Follow this section every week in eNews to learn more about the new additions.

Feel free to consult them here: https://mediacenter.uic.org/fr/nl-nav/83-videos-audios/template/first-level

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6th UIC Covid-19 Task Force meeting held on 12 May 2020
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United States: May 8, 2020 Amtrak takes active measures to maintain safe environment
Service Updates: While some services were reduced or suspended, Amtrak has and will continue to operate as an essential service as our nation recovers. In addition to the Acela and Northeast Regional, trains will be restored to service by monitoring (...)
Germany: Building up test capacities – DB Schenker transports hundreds of thousands of Corona test kits
Logistics against the pandemic: DB Schenker currently ships rising volumes of Covid-19 diagnostic kits from pharmaceutical companies to public bodies and private companies all over the world. One example is the organisation of the carriage of several (...)
China: CR Wuhan Group Co., Ltd. takes practical measures for regular epidemic revention and control
During the May Day holiday, China Railway Wuhan Group Co., Ltd. insisted on the regular epidemic prevention and control, and accurately increased the effective supply of passenger transport resources. By vigorously implementing the “railway+tourism” (...)
Spain: European railway museums unite to face a new period
European railway museums have started a collaborative action process aimed at showing the beneficial role that these spaces can play, in the social and cultural spheres, within a context of coexistence with Covid-19. The first of the actions has (...)
UIC illustrations (19 May)
Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, the UIC Communications team has published a series of illustrations. As confinement comes to a close and the recovery period begins, UIC would like to thank Mr Sergey Kabenkov, Editor-in-Chief of the (...)
Audiovisual material on Covid-19 available in the UIC mediacenter – 19 May
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Joint WCO-OTIF-OSJD statement on responding to the impacts of Covid-19 on cross-border railway transport
The heads of the World Customs Organization (WCO), the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF) and the Organisation for Co-operation between Railways (OSJD) issued a joint statement on 15 May 2020 agreeing to (...)
Netherlands: Further corona measures at stations
The public transport sector is preparing – in close collaboration with the government – to be able to transport travellers in a responsible manner, now and in the future, during the period that measures are in place regarding the Coronavirus. From (...)
UIC illustrations – send us your drawings (12 May)
Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, the UIC Communications team has started publishing a series of illustrations. UIC Members are free to send us their drawings related to this period and we will collect them to publish in UIC eNews at (...)
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Audiovisual material on Covid-19 available in the UIC mediacenter – 12 May
UIC has received, selected and gathered a number of films and other audiovisual material on Covid-19 from its members and partners that are now available in the UIC Mediacenter. The collection will be updated on a regular basis. The Mediacenter now (...)
UIC Intercity & High-Speed Committee (ICHSC) Alliance for High-Speed Rail web-conference with University of Naples held on 27 April 2020
In the spirit of the Alliance working group and fully compliant with its regulation, on 27 April, the UIC ICHSC experts provided – via web-conferencing – contributions on the UIC/ICHSC/Alliance from Paolo de Cicco, on High-Speed Systems around the (...)
Web-conference “Covid-19: African Rail Networks – Impacts and adaptations!" held on 7 May 2020
The UIC Africa Region together with the UIC Covid-19 Task Force Group organised a web-conference on 7 May focused on Covid-19 and African rail networks. Attended by over 100 participants from over 20 countries, the seminar was an opportunity to (...)
UIC internal measures to fight against the economic impact of Covid-19
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UIC publishes second guidance document on “Potential measures to restore confidence in rail travel following the Covid-19 pandemic”
Since the beginning of the current health crisis, UIC has been working on providing its members and partners with a series of concrete measures and best practice for the railway sector. In March, the UIC Covid-19 Task Force composed of railway (...)
United States: Amtrak thruway buses temporarily replace Hiawatha trains between Milwaukee and Chicago
In response to lower ridership demand due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Amtrak, in partnership with the Wisconsin and Illinois state transportation departments, will temporarily substitute daily Amtrak Thruway Buses for Amtrak Hiawatha Service trains (...)
UIC illustrations – send us your drawings (5 May)
Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, the UIC Communications team has started publishing a series of illustrations. UIC Members are free to send us their drawings related to this period of confinement with the hashtag #StayHome and we will (...)
Audiovisual material on Covid-19 available in the UIC mediacenter – 5 May
UIC goes on to receive, select and gather a number of films and other audiovisual material on Covid-19 from its members and partners that are now available in the UIC Mediacenter. There are currently around 100 videos in the collection which is (...)
UIC brings together its African members during a video conference on Covid-19
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