Talent and Expertise Development Platform (TEDP)

24-25 September 2020, Valencia, Spain


Demands on railway organisations are changing: liberalisation, internationalisation/global market and supply chain, technical harmonisation and new technologies, as well as increasing service expectations, new social frameworks, demographic challenges and the loss of corporate knowledge.
These challenges also affect the competencies and skills of railway personnel.

The core objective of the Talent & Expertise Development Platform, coordinated by the UIC Expertise Development Unit & chaired by FS, is to enhance the effective operation of the different regional railway training markets, hence enhancing workforce development through sharing best practice in rail training across the entire industry.


  • to promote excellence in railway training through best practice models;
  • to identify new challenges and solutions for training & training technologies;
  • to provide a unique opportunity to share knowledge & experience amongst training professionals & managers.

Expected outputs

Having skilled trainers & a well trained workforce is leading to:

  • reduction of overall costs;
  • improved business performance;
  • enhance employees retention;
  • improved safety through better training & assessment;
  • maximise training efficiency & effectiveness and bring consistency throughout UIC members;
  • contributing to make railways a more competitive and innovative sector.


The TEDP (Talent & Expertise Development Platform) meetings are organised twice a year, or once a year when the same year than the UIC World Congress on Rail Training).

Next meeting:
The Spring Talent & Expertise Development Platform scheduled in April in Valencia is cancelled due to coronavirus situation. It will take place at the same venue (Valencia, Spain) on 24 th and 25th of September 2020.

Draft Programme

Day 1 – 24 September

08:30 1st Visit. Meet inside Valencia Joaquin Sorolla HSR station departure hall.
09:05 2nd Visit. Meet inside Valencia Nord railway station.
09:45 Commuter train from Valencia-Nord to Valencia-Fuente San Luis
10:00 Welcome to Railway ADIF’s Technological Training Centre (ATTC)
Camino Molino de las Fuentes s/n
Valencia 46026
10:00 – 10:30 Presentation of ADIF’s training and ATTC
10:30 – 10:55 Coffee break
10:55 – 11:20 Training management 4.0: MIFORMACION App
11:20 – 12:00 Guided Tour
12:00 – 13:00 Training simulators (2 groups/sessions)
- Traffic control simulation (Session 1: 12:00 – 12:30 Session 2: 12:30 – 13:00)
- Immersive classroom: infrastructure maintenance simulation (Session 1: 12:00 – 12:30 Session 2: 12:30 – 13:00)
13:00 – 14:15 Lunch at ATTC
14:15 – 17:30
Update UIC latest news
TEDP work programme
- WCRT 2019 Feedback and next steps
- Future of work & training project
- WCRT 2019 Talent group
17:30 – 18:00 Coffee and networking session
18:00 – 20:00 Valencia city tour
20:30 – Official dinner at Valencia city

Day 2 – 25 September

08:30 3rd Visit. Traffic Control Centre (meet inside ATTC hall)
9:00 – 11:00 TrainRail
- ERTMS training
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 12:30 Round table update of training centres
12:30 end of meeting
12:30 – 13:45 Lunch at ATTC

Practical information


Catalonia Excelsior hotel
Double room for individual use.
Special price for TEDP attendees. B&B: 77 EUR + 10% VAT

Pre-booking of 20 rooms. Final reservation and payment by attendees (credit card, agency,…).


Airport practical info http://www.aena.es/en/valencia-airport/transport-car-park.html
Public transport.
Two underground lines number 3 and 5.
Schedule from 05.27 am to 23.57 pm.
From Airport stop to Xàtiva stop (next to Valencia-Nord ADIF railway station and near Catalonia Excelsior hotel).



Nathalie Amirault: amirault@uic.org

Logistic info: Conchi Arenas carenas@adif.es

Local organisation: Javier Sánchez jsbolumar@adif.es

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Tuesday 23 July 2019