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05 Jul 2019

ERA issues the first vehicle authorisation decision
The European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) delivers first vehicle authorisation – three weeks after becoming European authorising entity for rail traffic in Europe.

19 Jun 2019

List of chargeable services
The list of services that can be provided by the Agency for a fee.

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.

14 Jun 2019

Cooperation agreement signed with Bulgaria and Slovenia
The Directors of the Bulgarian and Slovenian National Safety Authorities and ERA’s Executive Director, Josef Doppelbauer signed the cooperation agreements.

11 Jun 2019

Cooperation agreement signed with France, Greece and Romania
The Directors of the French, Greek and Romanian National Safety Authorities and ERA’s Executive Director, Josef Doppelbauer signed the cooperation agreements.

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.