European Railway Agency - ERA

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


31 Dec 2022

ERA Webinars 2022 Programme
The European Union Agency for Railways is pleased to announce its 2022 webinars programme*. Building on our experience and on the positive feedback we received last year, we are more committed than ever to share our expertise, return on experience and to forge links with the sector.

22 Sep 2022

InnoTrans 2022 - ERA and VDB sign memorandum to make European processes more efficient and to further strengthen competences of applicants
By signing the agreement at the VDB stand at InnoTrans 2022 in Berlin, both parties agree to put all effort into making the process of European authorisation procedures simpler and more efficient and to forcefully familiarise applicants with the processes in a constructive dialogue. Furthermore, this is the first step for ERA to become the approval body for rail vehicles.

21 Sep 2022

Trackside Approval decision on the Corridor Rhine-Alpine signed at InnoTrans 2022
Today, Josef Doppelbauer, Executive Director of the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA), signed the decision for the Trackside Approval for Corridor Rhine-Alpine, submitted by DB Netz AG, during a ceremony that took place at ERA Stand at Innotrans 2022, in the presence of representatives from DB Netz AG and the ERTMS Coordinator of the European Commission, Mr. Matthias Ruete.

20 Sep 2022

Efficient Processing of Retrofitting Vehicle Authorisation Possible Thanks to High-quality Applications
Efficient delivery of authorisations for the retrofitting of vehicles for DB Regio demonstrates the reactiveness of the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) to the sector’s demands, allowing DB Regio to adapt its vehicles to the high number of passengers registered since the beginning of June 2022, when the so called 9-Euro-Ticket initiative was implemented in Germany.

06 Jul 2022

Israeli and Italian experts meet in Bologna to exchange experience in the field of safety in railway tunnels
Transport of rail passengers in Israel is on the rise since the 80’s and demand is going to continue growing according to the projections forecasted by the Railway Plan 2040 presented by the Ministry of Transport. In order to meet this increasing demand, Israel has planned to expand the railway network and construct railway tunnels. To support this process, the EU Agency for Railways, in the framework of the EUMedRail project, is providing technical assistance.

06 Jul 2022

The European Union Agency for Railways issued the 100th Single Safety Certificate
Josef Doppelbauer, ERA Executive Director, signed today the Single Safety Certificate for Mercitalia Shunting & Terminal Srl. This certificate is valid for a period of five years and the area of operation covers Italy.