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Reduction of Suicides and Trespasses on RAILway property

Objective

The aim of the RESTRAIL project is to reduce the occurrence of suicides and trespasses on railway property and the costly service disruption 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 trespasses and their consequences, based on official data sources and other collected data. This work will consider hotspots and other high risk 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 some selected measures in order to evaluate the findings and finally develop recommendations and guidelines.

This project is led by railways since it is a rail related topic which aims to answer the concerns of the rail industry. However an essential feature of the project is the involvement of a wide range of relevant professional expert knowledge in the areas of human science and health, law enforcement, emergency services, education and social services, media and communication, road and rail. This will ensure the project output is of practical use to all who can be involved with suicides and trespasses.

The final outcome will be a toolkit, accessible through a user friendly interface (for consultation and continuous update) in order to support the decision-makers in taking practical steps to reduce suicides and trespasses and to mitigate the consequences once an event occurs.

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2011-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER
Address
Rue Jean Rey 16
75015 Paris
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 543 950
Administrative Contact
Aline Wego (Ms.)

Participants (17)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Participation ended

Finland
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anne Silla (Ms.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 418 725
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anne Silla (Ms.)
TRAFIKVERKET - TRV
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 115 950
Address
Roda Vagen 1
781 89 Borlange
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lars Jonsson (Mr.)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DES TRANSPORTS, DE L'AMENAGEMENT ET DES RESEAUX
France
EU contribution
€ 193 862
Address
Boulevard Isaac Newton 14 Cite Descartes 14-20
77447 Marne La Vallee Cedex 2
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
El Miloudi El Koursi (Dr.)
M T R S 3 SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 168 750
Address
13 Stern Avraham
4641213 Herzliya
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eran Cherpak (Mr.)
FUNDACION CIDAUT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 216 312
Address
Plaza Vicente Aleixandre Campos 2 Pq Tecnologico De Boecillo 209
47151 Valladolid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francisco Javier Nuñez Fernandez (Mr.)
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM MUENCHEN DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER GESUNDHEIT UND UMWELT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 104 026
Address
Ingolstadter Landstrasse 1
85764 Neuherberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Juergen Ertel (Dr.)
KARLSTADS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 149 680
Address
Universitetsgatan 2
651 88 Karlstad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kerstin Norén (Prof.)
FUNDACION DE LOS FERROCARRILES ESPANOLES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 158 700
Address
C Santa Isabel 44
28012 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Milagros Conde Calvo (Ms.)
TURKIYE CUMHURIYETI DEVLET DEMIR YOLLARI ISLETMESI GENEL MUDURLUGU
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 53 740
Address
Talatpasa Bulvari 5 Gar Altindag
06330 Ankara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ali Salih Akbaykal (Mr.)
DEUTSCHE BAHN AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 93 632
Address
Potsdamer Platz 2
10785 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrea Schaer (Ms.)
INSTYTUT KOLEJNICTWA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 59 393
Address
Chlopickiego 50
04 275 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Witold Olpinski (Mr.)
PRORAIL BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 81 132
Address
Moreelsepark 3
3511 EP Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Halling Moens (Mr.)
NICE SYSTEMS LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 159 251
Address
Hapnina 8
43107 Ra Anana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Oren Deri (Mr.)
HITACHI RAIL STS SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 104 070
Address
Via Mantovani 3/5
16151 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonio Ruggieri (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 158 170
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr.)
INFRABEL SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 36 900
Address
Marcel Broodthaersplein 2
1060 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marc Smeets (Mr.)