The signature on 12 February 2018 of the renewed cooperation agreement between the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) and the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) of the European Commission will further enhance the harmonization of technical standards for Railways.
International railway legislation, cross border rail traffic, railway safety and further cooperation were the main topics of a two-day-high-level meeting, that took place on 6 and 7th February, in Belgrade, Serbia.
The Agency has received the mandate to draft recommendation on the revision of Regulation 445/2011 and possible extension of its scope by adding other types of vehicles. In accordance with Article 6 and Article 7 of Regulation (EU) 2016/796, the Agency shall consult the social partners and organisations representing rail freight customers and passengers.
In accordance with the Commission mandate (C(2016) 5504), the Agency shall also consult the network of National Safety Authorities set up under Article 38(1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/796 and Article 18(4) of Directive (EU) 2016/798.
This draft of the limited revision of the TSI Noise is deemed to impact the freight traffic and the social environment. Therefore, associations and bodies representing users on matters having a direct impact on freight customers as well as social partners shall be consulted in accordance with articles 6 and 7 of Regulation (EU) 2016/796 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2016 on the European Union Agency for Railways and to article 5 (7) of Directive (EU) 2016/797 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2016 on the interoperability of the rail system within the European Union.
This report addresses the requirements in points 5 and 7 of Article 5 of the (EU) Regulation 1078/2012 on the Common Safety Method for monitoring. It was transmitted to the European Commission.
The article takes a look at the history and present situation regarding track maintenance requirements within EU law. The last part is devoted to the novelties coming from the fourth railway package interoperability directive (EU) 2016/797 and the revision of regulation (EU) No 1299/2014 INF TSI.
The Agency’s budget for the financial year 2018
Adopted by Management Board decision 164/2017 on 29 November 2017