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Due to the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak, it was decided yesterday to postpone ILCAD 2020 launch conference in York to June 2021 at the same period of time and the same place. Exact date to be confirmed later.

Launch conference in York, Great Britain

We are pleased to invite you to 12th edition of The International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) hosted by Britain’s railway infrastructure manager; Network Rail, on Thursday 11 June 2020 at the National Railway Museum in York.

To register to the conference use the form below by 10 April 2020.

  • To submit a paper to ILCAD 2020 Conference click here deadline March 31.
  • The language of the conference will be in English; it will be recorded and available on www.ilcad.org.
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  • Also, Network Rail is holding its annual Level Crossing Innovation Day on Wednesday 10 June between 10:00 and 16:00. It is a ’drop-in’ event to showcase innovative products and services related to the development and safety of level crossings and to get the level crossing community talking about innovation. There will be stands from Network Rail teams as well as a range of suppliers, and demonstrations covering many key elements of level crossing improvement, details will be published at a later date.
  • There will be a social event on the evening of Wednesday 10 June, with a technical visit on 12 June, details will be published at a later date. The technical visit will be organised so that you may participate only in the morning and be dropped at a train station to catch your train or plane connections to leave on Friday. You may also participate in the whole day.

All useful information will be published at a later date.

What is ILCAD?

ILCAD, led by the International Union of Railways (UIC), brings together railway industry representatives, road authorities, academics and more from around the world.
ILCAD aims to raise awareness about the dangers associated with the road/rail interfaces (level crossings).
ILCAD is a joint commitment that began in 2009 with ELCAD (EU countries + Israel). Since then, UIC has been coordinating this worldwide event to raise public awareness about the dangers at level crossings.

ILCAD 2020 Campaign

This year the 2020 conference and worldwide campaign will focus on how a person’s behaviour affects the way they use and interact with a level crossing. The theme will be: “Beware the Bubble”.
We want people to understand when they risk being “in their bubble” so they can burst it and see the dangers and risks more clearly.
It concerns all kinds of level crossing users:

  • People being distracted by their daily life (mobile phones, appointments, school, work, worries),
  • Risk takers, people who want to make their own rules, rule breakers, opportunists or “Think-Laters”.

For any question please contact: Isabelle Fonverne