Topic: International Union of Railways (UIC)

Level crossing in Belgium, source: Infrabel

Corona leads to drop in rail accidents

Due to the sharp decrease in train traffic caused by corona measures, the number of serious railway accidents worldwide also fell last year. There were 34 percent fewer collisions involving persons at level crossings, but...Read more
|Comment|author: Paul van den Bogaard

‘Railways underexposed at climate summit’

Rail was too low on the agenda at the climate summit in Glasgow. “Let’s move people and not cars”, say the European Public Transport Association and international rail industry association UITP and UIC to the...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

How can rail infrastructure become circular?

A large consumer of resources, the rail infrastructure sector has the challenge to become circular to further reduce emissions. UIC took it upon itself to research this and provide an inventory of practices and support...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

UIC launches night train working group

UIC will create a new night train working group within the Intercity and High-Speed Committee. It should bring together night train players and strengthen the economic situation for night trains, kicking off activities after summer...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts
Simon Fletcher, director Europe at UIC

‘Delay in roll-out ERTMS is no disaster’

The fact that the roll-out of the European train control system ERTMS is behind schedule is no disaster according to Simon Fletcher, director Europe at the international rail organisation UIC. He said this in a...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

Rail Baltica joins 5GRAIL project

Rail Baltica, a greenfield rail transport infrastructure project, will take a role in the 5GRAIL Advisory Panel. 5GRAIL will be testing and validating the Future Railways Mobile Communications System (FRMCS) for trackside infrastructure and on-board...Read more
|Comment|author: Sarah Chebaro

Ride-sharing an impetus for railways

Ride-sharing could stimulate the development of the European railways. In order to facilitate this and to provide seamless mobility, the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), together with its partners, is carrying out the RIDE2RAIL...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Why should European railways migrate to FRMCS?

By 2025, European railways will migrate to the new standard of communication known by the acronym FRMCS. Speaking at the online RailTech Infra Forum 2020, UIC Head of Telecoms & Signalling Jean-Michel Evanghelou has clarified...Read more
|1 comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

UIC launches new real-time ticket control system

The International Union of Railways (UIC) has made a significant step towards real-time control of passenger tickets. With the help of Dutch company Hit Rail, it launched the Electronic Ticket Control Database (ETCD) that allows...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

UIC issues two FRMCS specifications

The International Union of Railways (UIC) has released two important specifications related to the Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS), the successor of GSM-R. They are about the requirements for the on-board equipment and its...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

UIC defines priorities until 2022

The International Union of Railways (UIC) has unveiled its Work Programme for 2020 – 2022. It defines five strategic priorities of the organisation in the coming years: promotion of railways internationally, development of specifications and...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko