MODSafe - Modular Urban Transport Safety and Security Analysis

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The European Urban Guided Transport sector (Lightrails, Metros, but also Tramways and Regional Commuter trains) is still characterized by a highly diversified landscape of Safety Requirements, Safety Models, Responsibilities and Roles and Safety Approval, Acceptance and Certification Schemes. In addition, security items are considered more and more as vital for the urban transport sector.

The purpose of the MODSafe project was to help streamline and bring some degree of voluntary standardisation within this sector by building a Safety Analysis and Model Reference for the future for Urban Guided Transport projects.

A Network of Operators was put in place in order to disseminate project results to UITP members and the relevant UITP committees, achieve a Europe-wide consensus and motivate operators to specify in future their systems (e.g. by procurement of new rolling stock) on the basis of the concept and methodology developed in the MODSafe project.

On 25-26 June 2012 the MODSafe Final Conference took place in Cologne, where the results of the project were presented by the project partners and discussed with the public.

IN BRIEF

  • Duration: September 2008 – August 2012
  • Budget: 5,2 million €
  • Coordinator: TUVRheinland
  • Partners: AREVA, BUDAPEST UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AND ECONOMICS, BOMBARDIER, ALSTOM, RATP, TU DRESDEN, UNIFE, UVHC, THALES, DIMETRONIC, RAIL & BUS CONSULTANTS, ANSALDO STS, TRANSPORTS METROPOLITANS DE BARCELONA, TELSYS, LONDON UNDERGROUND, UNIVERSITE DE TECHNOLOGIE COMPIEGNE, METRO DE MADRID, IFSTTAR, KITE SOLUTIONS

More information: www.modsafe.eu

MODSAFE was co-funded by the European Commission under the 7th Research and Technological Development Framework Programme, Research and Innovation Directorate General.

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