Following suggestions from members, the UIC Passenger Department is ready to hold the second Training on Commuter and Regional Train Services.

It is often said that Passengers represent half of the railway business in the world, but it is also true that a very high percentage who take the train are travelling on Commuter and Regional services. These transport systems are well spread around the world, and there are many common and different approaches, elements and characteristics: capacity, intermodality, accessibility, etc., but one common point may be the existence of PSO, Public Service Obligation contracts, which are the expression of the society requirements in the field of transportation, involving decision-makers, urban and territory planners, authorities, etc.

Consequently, it is increasingly necessary for all agents involved to be familiar with the many aspects and implications of Commuter and Regional Train Services (both positive and negative) in order to be able to take decisions (or make proposals for decisions) on the development of transport systems in general and the railways in particular, with full knowledge of the facts. Hence, a training programme is proposed with the aim to examine all the elements, as well as all the different types of comprising Commuter and Regional Train Systems (CRTS) and to measure their impact impartially and objectively from the political, social and economic standpoints.

UIC together with TRENITALIA want to provide an answer to these needs, and have co-organised a three day training programme, in which all these aspects will be studied during six different sessions that will try to provide information and knowledge about all different kind of aspects involved in Commuter and Regional Train Systems. The speakers will be experts on the subjects addressed, and will hail mainly from the railways, academic institutions and industry.

Contact: Vanessa Perez

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