European Railway Agency - ERA

Making the railway system work better for society


ERA Newsletter June 2018


Rail safety touches the very essence of our business. We can proudly say that rail is the safest mode of land transport, but the impressive safety record of past decades (largely achieved through technical progress) is overshadowed by singular accidents with often tragic consequences, leaving surviving dependants in terrible grief, and the reputation of the entire European rail system damaged.

  • ERA Newsletter June 2018 (759.63 KB)
  • ERA Newsletter March 2018


    The 4th Railway Package is the single most important piece of legislation in the history of European railways – and in 2018, pressure is rising as fundamental change is imminent.For the first time ever, there will be EU-wide vehicle authorisation, safety certification, and ERTMS trackside approval. But we are not there, yet – and time is running fast, and the challenges are steep.

  • ERA Newsletter March 2018 (771.84 KB)