European Railway Agency - ERA

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Press releases

17 Jun 2021

ERA Executive Director: “We see some light at the end of the tunnel”
Wednesday 16 June 2021, the exact day of the 5th anniversary of the entry into force of the 4th Railway Package Technical Pillar, our Executive Director Josef Doppelbauer held an Exchange of Views with the European Parliament TRAN Committee.

16 Jun 2021

Promoting of best practice in accident and incident investigation in the EuroMed region
On 15 and 16 June, representatives from national authorities and railway operators of Egypt, Israel, Morocco, and Tunisia took part in international workshops organised in the scope of the EUMedRail project.

03 Jun 2021

Study: rail travel remains safer than car travel, even during the pandemic
The Study published today by the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) provides a first mathematical model as a scientific approach to safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the given assumptions and based on the evidence currently available, it concludes that even under pandemic conditions the risk of dying in a car accident remains higher than the risk of dying from a COVID-19 infection after a long-distance railway journey.

20 May 2021

ERA report on fostering the railway sector through the European Green Deal - part 2 freight
ERA is publishing its second report on fostering the railway sector through the European Green Deal focused on freight.

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.

20 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.