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The jobholder will work in the Resources and Support Unit in the ITFM Sector (Information Technology and Facility Management) under the responsibility of the Head of the ITFM Sector. S(he) will participate in the Agency service delivery, providing support and assistance. Stand by duty may be required.
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Save the date! ERTMS CCRCC Conference 2015
Draft Agenda added! Take part, share experiences and understand the lessons learnt from ERTMS projects; be informed of the state of the art of ERTMS development and the medium and long term planning and how to combine stability with innovation.
Evolution of the railways radio communication system
The Agency has launched a program to analyze the evolution of the railways radio communication system for operation and signaling. ERA has organised 3 workshops ...
ERA official partner of 5th International Rail Human Factors Conference
ERA is official partner of the fifth International Rail Human Factors Conference that will be held in London on the 14th to 17th September 2015.
Latest reports and documents
ERA/ADV2015-2 - Request for interpretation of Section 18.104.22.168 (Visual Information) of the 2008 PRM TSI
Advice on the interpretation of section 22.214.171.124. (Visual information) in the 2008 PRM TSI (Commission Decision 2008/164/EC of 21 December 2007).
ERA/OPI/2015-2 - Issue of Interoperability Constituents and Specific Cases raised by UK
EC request for opinion concerning the Issue of Interoperability Constituents and Specific Cases raised by UK
ERA/OPI/2015-4 - Issue of level boarding for a new HS2 rail service in the UK
The request for an opinion relates to the heights for platforms in the PRM and INF TSIs. UK asks the Commission to consider possible ways to enable the UK to build HS2 platforms at a higher height, circa 1200 mm rather than 550 mm, 760 mm or 915 mm.
ERA/OPI/2014-10 - Question and clarification NB Rail - QC-STR-007
Question of NBRail (ref. QC-STR-007) concerning all TSIs and Commission Communication 345/03 "List of harmonised standards"
ERA/OPI/2014-11 - NB Rail - QC - STR-006
Question of NB Rail (ref. QC-STR-006) concerning the duration of validity of certificates in different TSIs.
Commission Recommendation 2014/897/EU (repeals Commission Recommendation 2011/217/EU)
Commission Recommendation of 5 December 2014 on matters related to the placing in service and use of structural subsystems and vehicles under Directives 2008/57/EC and 2004/49/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council Text with EEA relevance (OJ L 355, 12.12.2014, p. 59–77) This Recommendation sets out the principles and directions for Member States to improve the common understanding and facilitate the harmonisation of the procedures for the authorisation for placing in service of structural subsystems and vehicles
Commission Recommendation 2014/897/EU - Case study 1
This case study focuses on how to deal with authorisation of a vehicle (type) in more than one member state. It clarifies the following aspects: 1. What are the steps to be taken to establish the authorization case? 2. What benefits can the manufacturer gain from the first type authorization? a) For authorisations of new vehicles of this type in MS A b) If no modification is required for MS B c) If the loco type has to be modified to be technical compatible with MS B network by the addition of MS B’s class B signalling system 3. What documentation needs to be supplied for the authorization for MS B?
Commission Recommendation 2014/897/EU - Case study 2
This case study focuses on how to deal with the authorisation of a wagon (type) in order to have a “go everywhere” wagon and achieve authorisation for all EU TEN G1 network at the same time in more than one member state. It clarifies the following aspects: 1.Which authorisation case applies? 2.Which TSIs and National Rules apply? 3.Which assessment bodies have to be involved (e.g. NoBo, DeBo, AsBo) and why? 4.What are the obligations of the entity (as keeper) after authorisation and before an individual freight wagon can be operated by a RU? 5.What are the obligations of a RU operating some of these freight wagons? 6.In case of later modification of existing wagon(s) that were authorised using a declaration of conformity to this type, what is the procedure to be applied? What are the responsibilities?
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