European Railway Agency - ERA

Making the railway system work better for society.


16 Sep 2020

We apologise that due to maintenance the Agency’s Extranet is currently unavailable.
The Agency is continuously improving its IT environment. As part of this process the Extranet access is currently unavailable. We apologise for all inconvenience caused.

04 Sep 2020

Successful Safety Leadership training at ERA
Following a strict regime of measures, ERA successfully organised a safety leadership training at its premises with both ERA staff and external rail professionals.

21 Jul 2020

COVID-19 Rail Protocol
Recommendations for safe resumption of railway services in Europe

16 Jul 2020

ERA publishes biennial Report on Progress with Railway Safety and Interoperability in the EU
The European Union Agency for Railways has published its latest biennial Report on Railway Safety and Interoperability in the European Union

16 Jul 2020

Report - Fostering the railway sector through the European Green Deal
The European Union Agency for Railways has published the report - Fostering the railway sector through the European Green Deal – aiming at contributing to the forthcoming strategy on sustainable and smart mobility in Europe of the European Commission.

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