UIC’s safer level crossing website now online

A new website dedicated to promoting the International Union of Railways’ (UIC) safer level crossings campaign is now online. The SAFER-LC EU project is a three-year programme, and aims to improve safety and minimise risk across the board, on both freight and passenger routes.

Led by UIC, the project is dedicated to developing what it calls a set of ‘cross-modal innovative solutions and tools’ for the proactive management and design of level crossing infrastructure. Involving 17 European partner organisations across 10 countries, SAFER-LC has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

Technical recommendations

As previously reported, test pilots will demonstrate how new technological and non-technological solutions can be integrated, as well as their feasibility validated and performance evaluated. The goal is a series of a technical recommendations, actions humans can take and new legal frameworks. There will also be a user-friendly ‘toolbox’ which integrates the project’s results to help rail managers improve safety.

The website can be found here and more information is also available from Marie-Hélène Bonneau, of the UIC Security Division, at

Author: Simon Weedy

Simon is a journalist for - a dedicated online platform for all the news about the rail freight sector

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