European Railway Agency - ERA

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Press releases

01 Oct 2019

Dutch railway industry leaders signed the European Railway Safety Culture Declaration in Utrecht
Dutch railway industry leaders signed the European Railway Safety Culture Declaration in Utrecht, committing to raise awareness and promote a positive safety culture throughout the entire industry.

24 Sep 2019

First 100 days of new processes at ERA have proven successful
The European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) has successfully managed the first 100 days of new processes after the implementation of the new EU legislation (Fourth Railway Package).

16 Sep 2019

ERA issues its first Single Safety Certificate
The European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) delivers its first decision on the issuing of a Single Safety Certificate

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.

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 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.

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.

18 Mar 2019

Bringing the Benefits of Global Satellite Navigation to Railway Customers in Europe and Beyond
Vienna, 18 March 2019 – The Austrian Infrastructure Minister Nobert Hofer welcomed an illustrious group of European and international experts to discuss the important role of satellite-based positioning technology for the future of the European railway sector in Vienna.

24 Jan 2019

1st Transport Cybersecurity Conference conclusions
Following the 1st Transport Cybersecurity Conference please find the joint conclusion from the transport sector on the challenges cybersecurity raises.