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SAVE ME final project workshop

50 participants joined the SAVE ME consortium at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays (UK) for the final project workshop on Wednesday 27 June 2012.

The agenda had presentations from various SAVE ME partners, representatives of the European Commission, a number of key speakers working in the international safety and security arena and from other research projects. All presentations gave a valuable contribution to a lively and multi-perspective workshop on the safety and security issues facing transportation networks, both at the present time and in the future.

During a full day of sessions, discussions and demonstrations of the project outcomes were unveiled, including achievements from the two pilot tests successfully carried out in Italy (in the Colle Capretto tunnel) and in the UK (Monument Metro Station on the Tyne & Wear Metro)

More info on the event can be found here.

Presentations of the event can be found here.

Download summaries from the 2nd workshop presentations:

» Morning presentations
» Afternoon presentations

Download second project workshop report:

» Second project workshop report

SAVE ME aims to develop a system that detects disaster events in public transport terminals / vehicles and critical infrastructures (i.e. tunnels and bridges) and supports quick and optimal mass evacuation guidance, to save the lives of the general public and the rescuers, giving particular emphasis to the most vulnerable travellers.

There are two pilot sites where the SAVE ME systems were integrated and tested:

  • The Colle Capretto tunnel is 1,171m in length and is located near San Gemini in Italy forming part of the SS3bis Autostrada (which is part of the E45 TEN route). It is a dual-bore construction tunnel, with traffic running in a single direction through each bore. The tunnel is monitored from a control room located in Perugia (about 70km to the north) and has recently been upgraded to high safety standards in light of European Directive 2004/54/CE.
  • Monument Metro Station on the Tyne & Wear Metro Metro Rapid Transit System, which forms a key transport interchange between the different metro lines on the system as well as with bus services. Monument station also serves the main shopping and leisure districts of Newcastle City Centre as well as being close to St. James' Park, home of Newcastle United Football Club.