Trespass and suicides events on or near railway tracks affect the whole of the rail industry, with an adverse impact on safety, performance, reputation, costs and efficiency. The issue affects all parts of the business and society as a whole and is therefore something that we must tackle together.

Trespass Awareness Day (TRESPAD) is UIC’s second global initiative to raise awareness of the risks at and around railway tracks and property to prevent accidents, incidents and casualties.

Trespass and Suicide Prevention Conference to launch this third “TRESPAD” campaign aims to share with rail industry partners the key activities that current programmes are undertaking. Through this conference we will aim to identify what already exists, what else is needed, what individual organisations can do to help prevent trespass and suicides and how we can work much closer together on these issues.

The very first edition was launched in Denver (USA) on 9 June 2022 by International Union of Railways (UIC) and the Association of American Railroads (AAR)/ Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)/ Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI). The second took place in Warsaw (Poland) on 14 June 2023, at the kind invitation of Polish Railways – Polskie Koleje Panstwowe S.A. (PKP) and PKP Group Foundation.

The 3rd edition of TRESPAD (Trespass Awareness Day) will take place on 5 June 2024 followed by the 16th edition of ILCAD on 6 June 2024.

ILCAD and TRESPAD campaigns will be launched at two international conferences (held in person, in Spanish and English) to exchange ideas and best practices on level crossing safety, trespass and suicide prevention.

The events are co-organised by the International Union of Railways (UIC) and the Argentinian Transport Safety Board = Junta de Seguridad en el Transporte (JST).

The conferences will be followed by technical visits on 7 June.

ILCAD and TRESPAD 2024 target “Vulnerable users“ with the slogan “Beware of trains. Life can change in a split second.

Call for papers

If you wish to submit an abstract to the TRESPAD conference click here

Last deadline: 15th April 2024


Registration to our 3-day-events

Or register using the link HERE

The exact location is still to be confirmed, but it will take place close to the JST building: Florida 361, C1005 AAG, Cdad. Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentine (updated info later)

Call for sponsorship (English)

Call for Sponsorship (Spanish)

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List of recommended hotels


List of hotels (English)

List of hotels (Spanish)

Transportation tips

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Overview of the 3-day-events
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Trespad Conference Programme
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Organising Committee

UIC would like to thank our hosts Junta de Seguridad en el Transporte (JST) for their support in the organisation of our events in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Junta de Seguridad en el Transporte

Rail / road safety – ILCAD/TRESPAD 2024 conferences

Welcome to Argentina

Thanks to La Junta de Seguridad en el Transporte