On June 5th, 6th and 7th, different representatives of the railway industry, the road, academics and personalities from around the world met to discuss the awareness of the dangers associated with level crossings in Amersfoort (Holland).
The International Level Awareness Day (ILCAD) is a commitment that began in 2009 and has been coordinated by the UIC (International Union of Railways) annually to raise awareness of the dangers of level crossings.
The ALE was invited as a speaker, for being first hand experts and experts in railway driving to give our point of view and exchange experience with all attendees, among which was Keir Fitch, Head of Unit, Research and Innovative Transportation Systems from the General Directorate of Mobility and Transport of the European Commission, with whom we had a conversation about the commitments that both the European trade union organizations and ALE, and the agencies involved in security at European level (European Commission, European Railway Agency, etc.) must undertake and become aware.
Our exhibition dealt with the first-person perception, as a train driver, of the dangers we face every day: facilities that do not work properly, undue transfers of road vehicles, pedestrians, etc.
We also talked about the proposals and allegations that we have made and that we are currently doing in our activity as European Train Drivers Union, past achievements and future challenges, helping the collaboration in the field of Railways Safety be one of our main focuses of activity.