SECUR-ED is a project funded by the European Union under its 7th Framework Programme (FP7) to which EOS is partnering. This project federates, with a delegated management and in a balanced manner, major operators and top industrial integrators to enhance the security of urban public transportation in medium and large cities, through live demonstrations.

SECUR-ED stand for "Secured Urban Transport-European Demonstration". The objective of the project is to develop 'capacities', i.e. enablers of security that include new and existing technologies, procedures, rules and policies. The overall aim is to increase the security of public transport in Europe. These solutions can be implemented in transport systems of medium and large cities across the continent, addressing daily security issues such as graffiti or anti-social behaviour, to more serious problems, such as physical violence or even catastrophic terrorist attacks, giving the best possible security for passengers.

This project started on April 1st 2011, full of new ideas for the improvement of security in public transportation. In one year the 40 partners from industry, transport operators and research institutions have achieved great results fully in line with the project targets. Furthermore, SECUR-ED has provided in the course of its first year a unique platform for exchange between transport operators, first responders and industry.


The main contribution of the SECUR-ED project will be the validation of technical and operational modules aiming at increasing both security and the feeling of security in large urban public transports. In the second half of 2013 the capacities will be put to test in various European cities, such as Madrid, Paris, Milan, Berlin, Brussels, Izmir, Lisbon and Bucharest.

SECUR-ED rationale is to create a global European improvement in mass transportation security through the development of packages modular solutions validated through the demonstrations, and made available to the full community of operators. The process follows a strict methodology to translate the threats into a system-of-systems architecture and interoperability language, as well as in assessing the results obtained.

The different modules (made up of best practices, procedures, training and hardware and software) are selected and packaged with standard interfaces, ready to be integrated. Similarly standard interfaces are developed to host such modules in the legacy transport infrastructures.

With a good coverage of the diverse priorities, integration is performed in the networks of four cities (Madrid, Paris, Milan and Berlin), validating the security enhancement packages, becoming a showcases of this unique European initiative.


The main objective of the SECUR-ED project is to give transport operators of large and medium cities of Europe the means to enhance urban transport security. The second main objective is to enlarge the mass transport security market for the European Industry. 

More specifically the objectives of this project can be listed as follow:
- Complete an exhaustive survey of the Policies, legislation and specificities of the Urban Transport Security in Europe
- Propose a clear risk management methodology and develop the related tools which can be re-used in the future in a generic manner by operators of medium to large size cities.
- Develop a single interoperable urban transport security framework which can be applied to heterogeneous environments. 
- Develop the specific interoperable security capacities necessary to answer to major risks
- Integrate all these capacities in real test cases and various environments, providing their interoperability and validating their compliance.
- Using scenarios taking into account the real needs expressed by transport operators, propose flagship demonstrations in big cities.
- Assess the efficiency of the methodology proposed, the tools and capacities and feel it in an improvement loop
- As an output to the project, ensure proper dissemination of proven, validated and applicable methodologies, framework and security capacities for improving security in Mass Transportation.


Thales France Universitaet Paderborn Germany
ALSTOM France RATP France
Ansaldo STS
Italy MORPHO France
Azienda Transporti Milanesi
Italy Empresa Municipal de Transportes de Madrid Spain
Bombardier Transportation
Germany Ministère de l'Intérieur France
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
France SNCF France
Consorcio Regional de Transportes de Madrid
Spain FNM Italy
Deutsche Bahn
Germany Universitetet I Stavanger Norway
European Organisation for Security Belgium STIB Belgium
Edisoft Portugal TNO Netherlands
Totalforsvarets Forskninginstitut Sweden Technische Universitaet Dresden Germany
Fraunhofer Germany Union Internationale des Transports Publics Belgium
Hamburg Consult Germany Union des Industries Ferroviaires Européennes Belgium
Ingenieria Y consultoria para el control automatico Spain Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus Finland
INOV, INESC INOVACAO Inistituto de novas technologias Portugal Julius-Maximilians Universitaet Wuerzburg Germany
JRC- Joint Research Centre European Commission Belgium Ingenieria y Economia del Transporte Spain
Regia Autonoma de Transport Bucaresti Romania G. Team Security Israel
EMEF Portugal Axis Communications Sweden
MTRS3 Solutions and Services Israel T.C Devlet Demir Yollari Isletmesi Genel Müdürlügü Turkey
Nice Systems Israel ELSAG DATAMAT Italy

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