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Common Safety Targets  

In order to achieve a continuously high safety level, transparency, identification of problem areas and an increased trust between the different Member States the Safety Directive prescribes the development and monitoring of safety targets. The development of Common Safety Targets (CST) assures a short term control of safety performances and a long term convergence of safety performance in Europe, through the use of common ways of measuring and assessing safety performance on a macro level.

Common Safety Targets are presented in the Safety Directive as the safety levels that must at least be achieved by different parts of the railway system in relation to different groups of individuals that are using the railways or being exposed to risks arising from railway traffic indirectly. The Common Safety Targets must ensure that safety performance does not decrease in any of the Member States, which is why the Agency has set up a scheme to target and evaluate both the national performances, through the use of National Reference Values (NRV), as well as that of the EU as a whole through the CST.






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