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Press releases

26 Apr 2021

Risk mitigation measures to resume transport of semi-trailers on pocket wagons in Denmark
The JNS Task Force, coordinated by the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA), with experts from sector representative bodies and safety authorities, paved the way for updated risk mitigating measures to resume the transport on pocket wagons on the Great Belt Bridge, as published by the Danish National Safety Authority.

23 Mar 2021

Publication of a white paper on Cybersecurity in Railways
The European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) is publishing the result of a dedicated think tank on railway cybersecurity in France.

28 Sep 2020

ERA publishes COVID-19 Information Bulletin on Ventilation in Railway Vehicles
The European Union Agency for Railways has published today a COVID-19 Information Bulletin with technical expert advice on Ventilation in Railway Vehicles.

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

27 Nov 2019

Term of ERA Executive Director, Josef Doppelbauer extended for another five-year term
The Management Board of the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) today extended the term of the Executive Director Josef Doppelbauer for a second five-year term.

22 Nov 2019

ERA issues a single safety certificate for THALYS
Josef Doppelbauer, Executive Director of ERA, signed today the single safety certificate for THALYS (THI Factory). This certificate is valid for a period of five years and covers an area of operation currently limited to France. THALYS continues to operate in Belgium under their safety certificates Part A and Part B until their validity expires.

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