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16 Jun 2019

ERA becomes European authority for cross-border rail traffic in Europe
From 16 June 2019 onwards, the EU Agency for Railways (ERA) is entering a new era of single and simplified authorisation and certification processes in Europe. The European Union Agency for Railways takes responsibility for vehicle authorisation, safety certification, and ERTMS trackside approval.

07 Jun 2019

Signature of Cooperation agreement with Italy
Today the Agency signed a cooperation agreement with the Italian National Safety Authority (ANSF).

07 May 2019

JNS urgent procedure ‘Great Belt Bridge accident 2nd Jan. 2019’
The Joint Network Secretariat (JNS) has issued the European Action Plan containing short-term risk mitigation measures on the use of pocket wagons. All the railway players across Europe are committed to maintaining rail as the safest land transport mode.

02 May 2019

Cooperation agreement signed with Traficom (FI)
The Director General of Rail Transport Sector of Transport and Communications Agency (Traficom) Yrjö Mäkelä and ERA’s Executive Director, Josef Doppelbauer signed a cooperation agreement between the European Union Agency for Railways and the Transport and Communications Agency of Finland in Helsinki.

25 Apr 2019

Cooperation agreement signed with Dutch National Safety Authority
The President of the Inspectie Leefomgeving en Transport (ILT) Roeland Nieuweboer and ERA’s Executive Director, Josef Doppelbauer signed a cooperation agreement between the European Union Agency for Railways and the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate of the Netherlands in Utrecht.

15 Apr 2019

Signature of Headquarters Agreement
We are pleased to announce the signature of the Headquarters Agreement between the Agency and the French government.

09 Apr 2019

Cooperation agreement signed with German Federal Railway Authority
The President of the Eisenbahn-Bundesamt (EBA) Gerald Hörster and ERA’s Executive Director, Josef Doppelbauer signed a cooperation agreement between the European Union Agency for Railways and the German Federal Railway Authority.

03 Apr 2019

1st workshop on Safety Culture Assessment by the Institute for an Industrial Safety Culture (ICSI) and the EU Agency for Railways
Workshop on safety culture assessment aiming to produce guidelines on safety culture assessment. Material developed during this event will be tested within Nordjyske Jernbaner (DK).

26 Mar 2019

ERA and ICSI (Institute for an Industrial Safety Culture) sign Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in the field of safety culture and safety management in railways
ERA and the Institute for an Industrial Safety Culture (ICSI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in the field of safety culture and safety management. This cooperation aims at improving railway safety by developing a positive safety culture in any EU railway organisation.

21 Mar 2019

EUMedRail: delegations from Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Palestine met in The Hague to discuss rail safety
The EU Agency for Railways organised on 20 and 21 March 2019 in co-operation with the Ministry of Transport of the Netherlands and ILT (Environment and Transport Inspectorate). Invited experts from Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Palestine were able to benefit from European railway expertise. The delegations improved understanding on the main tasks of the NSAs (National Safety Authorities), including the issue and revocation of safety certificates and vehicle authorisations, licences of train drivers and supervision to ensure safe railway operation.