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Freight train derailments  
 

Since 2007 the Agency has undertaken a series of activities aiming at reducing the impacts of freight train derailments in the EU Railway system.
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These activities are organised in a framework program consisting to target potential improvement measures at short, medium and longer terms, as follows:


 

 General overview of activities

 
  • Impact Assessment on the use of automatic braking triggered by derailment detectors of EDT101 type
  • Recommendation on the use of automatic braking triggered by derailment detectors of EDT101 type,
  • Final report of the Task Force on freight wagon maintenance
 
  • Study appointed by the Agency to Det Norske Veritas Ltd,
  • Impact Assessment of measures for reducing risks of freight train derailments at short and medium term,
  • Recommendation on Cost effective measures for reducing risks of freight train derailments at short and medium term,
  • DG RTD call on ‘Reducing the occurrence and impacts of freight train derailments’
  • Research project on ‘Reducing the occurrence and impacts of freight train derailments’ (depending on the result of the call mentioned above),
  • Safety Strategy Platform – Freight focus group
 

 Documents

 
Publication date Title
02-08-2017ERA’s presented the 1st version of the guidelines for information at the 7th session of RID Committee of Experts Standing Working Group. ERA explained that the Guidelines reflected, in simple terms, the applicable legal requirements for the safe and interoperable use of derailment detectors. Some delegations requested the possibility to comment the Guidelines. ERA opened the consultation from 16/12/2016 until 06/02/2017 to National Safety Authorities and the Network of the Representative Bodies and informed OTIF on the 13/12/2016. OTIF forwarded the information concerning the consultation to the representatives of the RID Standing Group Experts on the 20/01/2017, when publishing the final minutes of the 7th RID STD WG session ERA took into account all the comments received, even after the announced deadline. ERA received 58 comments from the following parties: (TDG) Competent authorities: DE, CH National Safety Authorities: DE, FR, IT, FI, SE International organisation: OTIF Sector associations: EIM, ERFA, AFW National institute: RIVM (NL) ERA provided detailed answers to the comments and proposed amendments to the guidelines in the document review – comment sheet (mainly clarifications). These amendments are reported in the final guidelines, clearly visible in track change mode.
29-05-2012Derailment detectors - Information and proposal from the European Union
24-04-2012Agency Final Report on Freight Train Derailments - v1.0 - Public
10-10-2011Freight Train Derailments, research project, D-Rail
20-09-2011Study on freight train derailments by Det Norske Veritas
20-09-2011Documents related to workshop on freight train derailment 6 May 2011 in Lille.
20-09-2011Documents related to workshop on freight train derailment on 29 September 2011 in Lille.
09-08-2011The directorate-general for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) and the European Railway Agency (ERA) are organising a workshop on freight train derailments to present the intermediate results for the study by Det Norske Veritas Ltd.
11-05-2009
07-05-2009
 
 

 Contacts

 
  • Emmanuel Ruffin
    Project Officer
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