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Passenger station and terminal design for safety, security
and resilience to terrorist attack

Objective

The aim of the SECURESTATION project is to improve passenger station and terminal resilience to terrorist attacks and safety incidents through technologies and methodologies enabling design to reduce the impact of blast, fire and the dispersion of toxic agents on passengers, staff and infrastructure.
Objectives:
SecureStation will consider threats from terrorist attacks and safety incidents caused by blast, fire and accidental or deliberate particle dispersion. The four project objectives are:
1. To increase resilience of passenger stations and terminals through structural design, interior design, and building services design, realising everyday benefits while designing for security.
2. To ensure cost-effectiveness of countermeasures through application of risk analysis methodologies to prioritise actions taken in design and operation of passenger stations and terminals
3. To deliver a Constructive Design Handbook addressing new build and retro-fit cases to serve as a powerful decision support tool for owners and operators to increase station security and safety from terrorist bomb blast, CBRN attacks involving particle dispersion, and fire events.
4. To create harmonization and the standardization of risk assessment methodologies, technologies and design solutions thereby supporting wide application by the numerous EC public transport organisations and associated key stakeholders.
Therefore, the main focus of the SecureStation proposal will be to produce the necessary tools to build safer and more secure infrastructure whilst providing maximum operating resilience. The proposal covers the development of Risk Assessment Methodology (including simulation results), specifically focusing on passenger stations/ terminals (a scenario specific methodology) and the development of a Constructive Design Handbook. These two main outputs will be accompanied by dissemination activity at a transport security conference, and through an extensive End User group.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/public transport

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2010-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

INGENIERIA DE SISTEMAS PARA LA DEFENSA DE ESPANA SA-SME MP
Address
Calle Beatriz De Bobadilla 3
28040 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 333 924
Administrative Contact
Izaro Etxebarria Guena (Mrs.)

Participants (9)

M T R S 3 SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 209 350
Address
13 Stern Avraham
4641213 Herzliya
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gilad Raafeli (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 285 150
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joanne Watson (Ms.)
Integral Consulting R&D
Romania
EU contribution
€ 141 225
Address
Negustori 14
023953 Bucharest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dan Caraman (Mr.)
RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 206 395
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Recagno Valerio (Dr.)
CONSORCIO REGIONAL DE TRANSPORTES DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 266 350
Address
Plaza Descubridor Diego De Ordas 3
28003 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Javier Aldecoa (Mr.)
JOHN MCASLAN & PARTNERS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 405 255
Address
William Road 7-9
NW1 3ER London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carol Choi (Ms.)
HEURISTICS SAGL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 149 125
Address
Via Balestra 31
6900 Lugano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonio Lancia (Dr.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 183 145
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ane Miren Irazustabarrena Murgiondo (Ms.)
AZIENDA TRASPORTI MILANESI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 107 793
Address
Foro Bonaparte 61
20121 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefano Milanesi (Mr.)