Project details

Project: REduction of Suicides and Trespasses on RAILway property
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Program: FP7
Agency: EU
Start: 01-10-11
End: 30-09-14
CIPRNet partners: UIC

The aim of the RESTRAIL project is to reduce:

  • The occurrence of suicides and trespass on railway property and
  • The service disruption and other consequences these events cause

by providing the rail industry with an analysis and identification of cost-effective prevention and mitigation measures.

The project starts by identifying the state of the art of best practices and research findings (inside and outside Europe) combined with an analysis of factors (internal to railways or external such as media communication) influencing the occurrence of suicides and trespass and their consequences, based on official data sources and other collected data. This work will consider hotspots and other high effect of uncertainty on objectives
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access points such as level crossings, station platform ends and bridges.

This is followed by an assessment of existing countermeasures (technical and soft) for reducing suicides, preventing trespasses and mitigating the consequences on rail operations. Attention will then be given to the development of new approaches particularly those involving soft measures. The project will demonstrate selected measures in order to evaluate the findings and finally develop recommendations and guidelines.

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