The importance of having an overall strategy to protect critical infrastructures (CI) increased in the last ten years, becoming a highly sensitive topic for infrastructure managers and operators. Currently CI managers and operators find difficulties in the definition of risk assessment and particularly recognize the lack of a common understanding and guidance in the selection of countermeasures to protect a CI and to evaluate the cost/effectiveness of these choices. 

For these reasons the RAMPART project aims at developing a methodology and a support toolbox for assessing the risks which metro and light-rail CIs are subjected to from terrorism, and to evaluate the cost/effectiveness ratio deriving from the selection and implementation of a set of countermeasures.