ON SEPTEMBER 28 the steering committee of UIC’s recently-formed Security Platform will meet to finalise its programme of activities to co-ordinate the organisation’s approach to railway security.

Creation of the Security Platform was approved by the UIC General Assembly in Montréal on June 7-8, and will build on UIC’s previous work on passenger, freight and infrastructure security.

Working groups have been established to consider Schengen & Immigration, Freight Security, Evolution of Security Technologies, Passenger Train Security, Station & Infrastructure Security, Major Events Management, Fraud & Ticket Forgery, Crisis Management and Terrorism.

The steering committee is chaired by SNCF, and brings together representatives of railway operators, UIC, CER and EIM. n