Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

SAFER-LC

SAFER Level Crossing by integrating and optimizing road-rail infrastructure management and design

The SAFER-LC project is developing a fully-integrated cross-modal set of innovative solutions and tools for the proactive management and design of Level-Crossing (LC) infrastructure.

SAFER-LC will design smarter and cost-effective LCs that will contribute to near eradication of infrastructure-generated accidents by providing proactive detection methods and innovative design of infrastructure which is forgiving and self-explaining to LC users, with special attention to vulnerable users (for example: people with reduced mobility, pedestrians or cyclists).

The challenge is to demonstrate that the proposed solutions are acceptable by both rail and road users and can be implemented cost-effectively. Therefore, a series of pilot tests across Europe will be rolled out to demonstrate how the developed solutions can be integrated, validate their feasibility and evaluate their performance.

Finally, the most relevant and practical information collected and produced during the project will be gathered in the SAFER-LC toolbox for relevant actors of the LC safety community.

Project reference: 
723205
Topic: 
MG-3.4-2016
Call for proposals: 
H2020-MG-2016-Two-Stages
Duration: 
01/05/2017 to 30/04/2020
Funding scheme: 
RIA
Total cost: 
€4,888,927
EU contribution: 
€4,888,927
Coordinator: 
UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER