Deutsche Bahn AG is one of the leading mobility and logistics enterprises world-wide, with 2,000 branches in over 130 countries.
Every day around 300,000 employees, 194,000 of whom in Germany, strive to ensure mobility and logistic services for customers and to manage and operate the necessary rail, road, sea and air cargo transport networks efficiently. In the 2012 financial year its adjusted turnover amounted to some € 39.3 billion.
The enterprise's core business is the railway system in Germany, comprising roughly 5.6 million customers daily as passenger traffic and some 230 million tons of freight transported by rail annually. It operates a rail network more than 33,000 km long in Germany, as well as 5,645 passenger stations. Around 2 million customers also travel by DB bus every day. Through its "DB2020" strategy, the DB aims to increase its turnover to € 70 billion by 2020. To achieve long-term success, the DB is looking to satisfied customers, excellent quality, qualified as well as highly motivated employees, and environmentally friendly products. The "DB2020" strategy is intended to turn the DB into a profitable market leader, a top-ten employer in Germany, and an absolute eco-pioneer. With that in mind, the safety measures and precautions implemented by DB are also geared to seeking ways, and to taking decisions, to make public transport as safe as possible based on existing supply possibilities and supply chains (freight traffic/logistics).



The German Federal Police answers to the Federal Ministry of the Interior. It has extensive and diverse policing responsibilities within the security system of the Federal Republic of Germany. These include, under Article 3 of the Federal Police Act, railway policing duties such as preventing dangers to public safety or order on federal railway premises that might pose a threat to users, the facilities or the running of the railways.
The premises of the federal railway system, comprising more than 5,500 passenger stations and over 33,000 km of track, constitute an extensively dimensioned area of operation for the Federal Police that have to be protected as part of the critical infrastructure of Germany. More than 6 million travelers daily use railway transport in Germany as a public service. Ensuring the safety of the railways 24/7 is one of the key responsibilities for the roughly 5,100 law enforcement officers of the Federal Police. The spectrum of railway policing functions equally includes protecting critical railway infrastructure against lengthy disruptions, in particular the risk of attacks, preventing specific hazards in various operational situations, bolstering travelers' sense of security through preventive, citizen-oriented policing activities, and fighting crime. The Federal Police are also responsible for prosecuting crimes that are committed on federal railway premises and endanger the safety of users, the facilities or the running of the railways.



The Gendarmerie nationale is a military unit which answers to the French Ministry of Defence and Ministry of the Interior. It takes on policing functions in rural areas, while the Police nationale is responsible for urban areas.



Ècole des Officiers de la Gendarmerie nationale (EOGN), or officer school of the French Gendarmerie nationale, was founded in 1901 and is subordinate to the Gendarmerie schools.



The French ministry for the environment - the Ministère de L´Écologie, de L´Énergie, du Développement durable et de la mer - is responsible in France for environmental policy, particularly in the fields of energy and climate protection. An efficient, sustainable and environmentally compatible transport system is of fundamental interest to Germany and France as mutually very important trading partners. Well-functioning transport links are also beneficial for the ordinary citizen and make the fruits of cooperation a tangible experience. This also applies to urban and housing policy where creative cooperation can improve the quality of life of each individual. Germany's Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development and the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy are strongly committed to bilateral cooperation projects which contribute to sustainable development and economic growth. A focal point in this connection is increased collaboration on rail transport and the establishment of a High Ranking Franco-German Rail Group.



French national railway operator Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français (SNCF) is represented in 120 countries with a 245,000-strong workforce and is one of the world's leading enterprises in the fields of transport, haulage and goods logistics with a turnover of € 32.6 billion.
Through its five divisions (SNCF INFRA: operation and administration of the rail network; construction, maintenance and engineering; SNCF PROXIMITÉ: regional transport, local rail transport in the Ile-de-France region, Intercités and Keolis; SNCF VOYAGES: high-speed passenger train transport (TGV, TGV and ICE, Thalys, Eurostar, iDTGV, Lyria, Elipsos, Gala, TGV Italie, Westbahn, NTV), long-distance buses (iDBUS) and voyages-sncf.com for online sales; SNCF GEODIS, GARES & CONNEXIONS: operation and development of French stations and multidisciplinary activities for their construction and realisation), the SNCF offers an extensive range of mobility solutions.



The Université de Technologie de Troyes (UTT) is one of three technical universities in France. It was founded in 1994 and today is one of France’s largest engineering colleges. The research activities at UTT are conducted by eight teams within the Charles Delaunay Institute (ICD). The Institute pursues an interfaculty approach as part of its special focus: risk management in science and technology.