European Railway Agency - ERA

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26 Jun 2020

‘Mechanism’ to safeguard Notified Bodies impartiality: New communication form
The European Union Agency for Railways is tasked with monitoring Notified Bodies (NoBos). The technical document Requirements for Conformity assessment bodies seeking notification, from June 2017, provides the framework for this activity.

28 May 2020

Karima Delli and the rail freight transport sector call on the Commission and the Member States to foster modal shift
“Rail freight is way cleaner than road freight. It indeed generates nine times fewer greenhouse gas emissions than road freight does. Fostering rail freight is key to achieve the Paris agreements and the Green Deal climate goals.”

27 May 2020

4RP transposition deadline postponed to 31st October 2020
The Rail Safety and Interoperability Directives of the 4th Railway Package provided Member States with a choice of two transposition deadlines – 16 June 2019, or, upon notification to the Commission and the European Union Agency for Railways, 16 June 2020.

08 Apr 2020

Temporary measures to be adopted by railway Notified Bodies for the Evaluation activities
NB-Rail responds to difficulties of the railway sector due to COVID-19 outbreak.

07 Apr 2020

First Safety Culture Series guidance now available
ERA published today its first Safety Culture Series guidance: Introduction to the European Railway Safety Culture Model

06 Apr 2020

Temporary measures adopted by ERA for vehicle authorization process
The Agency responds to difficulties of the railway sector due to COVID-19 outbreak.

30 Mar 2020

European Commission moves to support pragmatic solutions
Update on COVID-19 from European Commission's Directorate General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE).

17 Mar 2020

Update on COVID-19 at ERA
Video message from our Executive Director, Josef Doppelbauer.

13 Mar 2020

Update on COVID-19 at ERA
Measures taken by ERA today to inhibit the spread of COVID-19

12 Mar 2020

Interim Advice for preparedness and response to cases of COVID-19 at points of entry in the EU / EEA Member States
The preparedness plan by the EU Healthy Gateways joint action in response to the continuous spread of COVID-19.