Project details

Acronym: TRIPS
Project: TRansport Infrastructures Protection System
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Program: PASR
Agency: EU
Start: 01-01-05
End: 31-12-08
CIPRNet partners: UIC

 Under PARS 2005, the European Commission decided to fund the research project TRIPS (TRansport Infrastructures Protection System) to design and demonstrate an anti-terrorist security system architecture to better detect terrorist threats and hence better protect railway passengers and infrastructures.

The challenge of enhancing security in railway network systems involves and combines in one mission, many aspects, of key security objectives. An effective rail security system will address several of the other security missions defined by the EU.

The TRIPS project will investigate possibilities offered by technology and improved processes to consider innovative solutions that increase the effectiveness and reactivity for protection of passengers and infrastructure. The recent events in London and in Madrid show how vulnerable public transport systems are to terrorist attacks.

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