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OTHER NEWS 19 Apr 2011

Pöyry's 6th International Conference Traffic and Safety in Road Tunnels

Is there a connection between underground traffic systems and the events that took place in April last year, when an Icelandic volcano erupted relatively unexpectedly, paralysing the European air traffic industry and adversely affecting public life?


This has made it very clear how much mobility is taken for granted by our society today. And it has also shown how sensitively the traffic sector reacts to this sort of impact.


The reliability of the tunnel safety and operation systems requires particular attention. While the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano fortunately did not result in any danger to life, incidents in road tunnels can cause a large number of life-threatening situations for road users.


There will always be events which have unexpected consequences - the volcano eruption certainly reminded us very clearly of that. Therefore one of the most important tasks in the construction and operation of road tunnels is to minimise the known dangers and risks.


This topic will be discussed in the 6th International Conference TRAFFIC AND SAFETY IN ROAD TUNNELS in Hamburg on 10-12 May 2011, arranged by Pöyry.


Presentations will focus on the following topic areas:


  • Guidelines - regional and international aspects
  • Drivers' behaviour
  • Risk analysis
  • Guidance and emergency systems
  • Fire protection (fixed fire fighting systems & ventilation and fans)
  • Fire, incident ad hazard detection and localisation

TRAFFIC AND SAFETY IN ROAD TUNNELS will be accompanied by an international expert exhibition, at which approx. 40 exhibitors will present their products and services as well as latest developments.


With this conference we support the European Road Safety Charter.

www.erscharter.eu

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For more information please visit www.tunnelcongress.com.


See the conference program below: