European Railway Agency - ERA

Moving Europe towards a sustainable
and safe railway system without frontiers.

Mission, vision and values

Mission

Moving Europe towards a sustainable and safe railway system without frontiers

Vision

A sustainable, safe European transport system without frontiers

Values

  • Stakeholder focus
  • Ethical values commitment
  • Legal compliance
  • Staff involvement and development
  • Everybody’s commitment to quality
  • Continuous improvement
  • Business continuity
  • Information governance
  • A culture of sustainability.

Tasks

  • Promote a harmonised approach to railway safety
  • Devise the technical and legal framework in order to enable removing technical barriers, and acting as the system authority for ERTMS and telematics applications
  • Improve accessibility and use of railway system information
  • Act as the European Authority under the 4th Railway Package issuing vehicle (type) authorisations and single safety certificates, while improving the competitive position of the railway sector.