The 2023 International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) is to be marked on June 15 worldwide.
In Warsaw, Poland, the International Conference is scheduled to launch the 15th edition of ILCAD same day.
In Nigeria, Transport Day, working with the international organisers, the International Union of Railways (UIC), is planning a series of activities to mark the day in Lagos and some major level crossing locations across the country.
Transport Day plans to work with relevant stakeholders like the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA); Ministries of Transportation, among others.
ILCAD is a worldwide initiative to improve awareness of level crossing safety.
Since 2009 the campaign has been spearheaded by UIC, the worldwide railway organisation, with the support of the railway community around the world.
About 50 countries usually take part in the ILCAD annual campaign.
According to the ILCAD organiser, “Each year, a partner country hosts the launch event where we may share good practices and projects to improve safety and reduce the accident toll.
“This conference attracts railway industry representatives, road authorities, academics, and many others from around the world who are working to raise awareness about the dangers surrounding level crossings.
The international conference to launch the 15th edition of ILCAD on 15 June 2023 will be held at the Royal Castle of Warsaw, preceded by TRESPAD (Trespass Prevention Awareness Day) on 14 June 2023.
The slogan for 2023 is “Tracks are for Trains !”, while the themes of the ILCAD 2023 launch conference are :
Technology – What technologies could help to educate people, raise awareness, and ultimately prevent accidents at level crossings ?