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26 September 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 03:07 GMT+2



July 2, 2018

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Hupac strengthens the controls in order to on board limit the phenomenon of the migrants of the freight trains

In recent months in the terminals they have been have found migrants, or traces of their passages, in the container of the convoys

The intermodal operator Helvetic Hupac has announced a series of measures and puts up controls in order to intercept and to contain the phenomenon of I use it of the freight trains by the migrants, with the scope to guarantee safety of the traffic and the incolumità of the same migrants. The company has explained that various times, in recent months, the collaborators of the terminals have found migrants, or traces of their passages, in the container of the trains in arrival.

Specifying that after to have lend the first aids the people - men, women, children and in some cases also babies - the collaborators of Hupac inform ready the authorities for the taken one in cargo of the migrants, the intermodal society has evidenced that however the travel of the migrants on the freight trains represents an important problem for safety: the people - Hupac has explained - go up on the firm trains in draft, outside of the terminals, and this represents a large risk is for the incolumità of the migrants who for the consequences that could some gush, which perturbation in the circulation of the trains, damages to the vehicles, to the goods, the railway infrastructure.

In order to contain similar Hupac phenomena it has introduced some measures that inside regard in particular the intensification of the controls of the terminals, making use also of modern technological solutions as the portals with video cameras. Moreover an intensification of the collaboration with the railway societies and the authorities delegated to railway safety with the scope to identify the zones to risk is previewed and to take countermeasures. To this the participation to the international working groups with the precise objective joins to delimit this phenomenon.

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