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Common Safety Methods for Conformity Assessment

These Regulations set out:

  • The procedure and criteria for assessing applications by railway undertakings for safety certificates and by infrastructure managers for safety authorisations respectively
  • The principles for supervising compliance with the requirements of Directive 2004/49/EC after the national safety authority has granted the safety certificate/authorisation.

Regulations (EU) No 1158/2010 and (EU) No 1169/2010 are repealed with effect from 16 June 2025. They apply to safety certificates and safety authorisations issued in accordance with Directive 2004/49/EC until their expiry date. For the same reason, the national safety authorities should continue to apply them for the purposes of supervision.

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Issuing a safety certificate or safety authorisation - A guide for national safety authorities

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