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ERA recommendations

Recommendation on TSIs LOC&PAS, WAG and OPE and ERATV

25/07/2018

ERA recommendation on the amendment of Commission Regulations on the technical specification for interoperability relating to the subsystems:rolling stock - locomotives and passenger rolling stock (Regulation (EU) No 1302/2014)rolling stock - freight wagons (Regulation (EU) No 321/2013)operation and traffic management (Regulation (EU) 2015/995)And on the amendment of Commission Implementing Decision on the European register of authorised types of railway vehicles (2011/665/EU).

  • Recommendation on the amendment of TSIs LOC and PAS, WAG and OPE and ERATV (137.3Kb)
  • Recommendation on the amendment of TSIs LOC and PAS, WAG and OPE and ERATV - Annex 1 (345.6Kb)
  • Recommendation on the amendment of TSIs LOC and PAS, WAG and OPE and ERATV - Annex 2 (368.9Kb)
  • Recommendation on the amendment of TSIs LOC and PAS, WAG and OPE and ERATV - Annex 3 (525.4Kb)
  • Recommendation on the amendment of TSIs LOC and PAS, WAG and OPE and ERATV - Annex 4 (435.3Kb)
  • Recommendation on the amendment of TSIs LOC and PAS, WAG and OPE and ERATV - Accompanying report (1Mb)
  • Recommendation on the amendment of TSIs LOC and PAS, WAG and OPE and ERATV - Light impact assessment (473.8Kb)
  • Recommendation on RST-Noise

    07/06/2018

    ERA recommendation on the amendment of Commission Regulation (EU) No 1304/2014 on the technical specification for interoperability relating to the subsystem ‘rolling stock — noise’ amending Decision 2008/232/EC and repealing Decision 2011/229/EU

  • Recommendation on the amendment of TSI NOISE (525.1Kb)
  • Recommendation on the amendment of TSI NOISE - Accompanying report (1.5Mb)
  • Recommendation on the amendment of TSI NOISE - Full impact assessment (3Mb)
  • Recommendation on the revision of Chapter 7.5 of Regulation 454/2011 (TAP TSI) and chapter 7.2 (change management) of Regulation 1305/2014 (TAF TSI)

    23/04/2018

    ERA recommendation on the revision of Chapter 7.5 of Regulation 454/2011 (TAP TSI) and chapter 7.2 (change management) of Regulation 1305/2014 (TAF TSI)

  • Recommendation on the revision of TAP and TAF TSIs (356.5Kb)
  • Recommendation on the revision of TAP and TAF TSIs - Accompanying report (422.2Kb)
  • Recommendation on the revision of TAP and TAF TSIs - Light impact assessment (538.1Kb)
  • Recommendation on the specification for the European Vehicle Register (EVR) referred to in Article 47 of Directive (EU) 2016/797 and repealing Decision 2007/756/EC

    16/01/2018

    ERA recommendation on the specification for the European Vehicle Register referred to in Article 47 of Directive (EU) 2016/797 and repealing Decision 2007/756/EC

  • Recommendation on the specification for the European Vehicle Register (216.4Kb)
  • Recommendation on the specification for the European Vehicle Register - Annex (671.9Kb)
  • Recommendation on the specification for the European Vehicle Register - Accompanying Report (1.8Mb)
  • Recommendation on the specification for the European Vehicle Register - Impact Assessment (version 1.0) (693Kb)
  • Recommendation on the specification for the European Vehicle Register - Impact Assessment (version 1.1) (703.6Kb)
  • Recommendation on the specification for the European Vehicle Register - Impact Assessment Explanatory note (413.3Kb)
  • Recommendation on the TAF-TSI - baseline release version 2.2

    01/12/2017

    ERA recommendation on Commission Regulation (EU) 1305/2014 of 11 December 2014 on the technical specification for interoperability relating to the telematics applications for freight subsystem of the rail system in the European Union and repealing the Regulation (EC) 62/2006 — baseline release version 2.2.

  • Recommendation (119.6Kb)
  • Recommendation Annex 1 (55.9Kb)
  • Accompanying letter (42.5Kb)
  • Accompanying Report (635.4Kb)
  • TAF TSI - Annex D.2 : Appendix E — Common interface (1.3Mb)
  • Recommendation on closure of open point related to interface protocols between EMS and DCS and transferred data format and editorial changes amending the Annex to Commission Regulation (EU) No 1301/2014

    10/10/2017

    ERA recommendation on closure of open point related to interface protocols between EMS and DCS and transferred data format and editorial changes amending the Annex to Commission Regulation (EU) No 1301/2014.

  • Recommendation (202.9Kb)
  • Accompanying report (440.4Kb)
  • Light Impact Assessment (481.1Kb)
  • Recommendation on closing of open points and additional modifications related to INF TSI

    09/10/2017

    ERA recommendation on Closing of Open Points and additional modifications in the Commission Regulation (EU) No 1299/2014 of 18 November 2014 on the technical specifications for interoperability relating to the ‘infrastructure’ subsystem of the rail system in the European Union (‘INF TSI’).

  • Recommendation (1Mb)
  • Accompanying Report (1Mb)
  • Light Impact Assesment Report (418.5Kb)
  • Recommendation on the amendment of Commission Regulation (EU) No 1300/2014 concerning the technical specification for interoperability relating to accessibility of the Union’s rail system for persons with disabilities and persons with reduced mobility

    09/06/2017

    ERA recommendation on the amendment of Commission Regulation (EU) No 1300/2014 concerning the technical specification for interoperability relating to accessibility of the Union’s rail system for persons with disabilities and persons with reduced mobility.

  • ​Recommendation (532.6Kb)
  • Accompanying report (1.6Mb)
  • Agency proposal for the Commission Implementing Act on practical arrangements for safety certification as referred to in Article 10(10) of Directive (EU) 2016/798

    10/03/2017

    Since the beginning of 2016, on request of the Commission, the Agency has worked out its proposal for the Commission Implementing Act on the practical arrangements for safety certification, as referred to in Article 10(10) of Directive (EU) 2016/798.To that end, the Agency has arranged a series of workshops in order to provide a forum for the exchange of opinions, views and experiences among stakeholders.During each workshop, key issues raised by stakeholders during prior consultations have been discussed and where practicable, a consensus on how to address these issues was reached.Based on the outcomes of discussions at the different workshops, the Agency has developed its proposal for the Commission Implementing Act on the practical arrangements for safety certification, as referred to in Article 10(10) of Directive (EU) 2016/798.

  • ​Practical arrangements for SSC (544.1Kb)
  • Recommendation on the revision of the common safety methods on conformity assessment and common safety method on supervision

    09/03/2017

    The Agency has received the mandate to further harmonise conformity assessment approaches among Member States through the revision of Commission Regulation (EU) No 1158/2010 on a common safety method for assessing conformity with the requirements for obtaining railway safety certificates, Commission Regulation (EU) No 1169/2010 on a common safety method for assessing conformity with the requirements for obtaining a railway safety authorisation (also named ‘the Common Safety Methods (CSMs) on Conformity Assessment’) and Commission Regulation (EU) No 1177/2012 on a common safety method for supervision by national safety authorities after issuing a safety certificate or safety authorisation (also named ‘the CSM on Supervision’).The Agency proposes to repeal the above Regulations and recommends that the Commission adopts the draft Commission Delegated Regulations included below.To accompany its recommendation, the Agency has also developed:An accompanying report, which provides information about the development of this recommendation, working methods, the minority opinions raised by the stakeholders and the Agency conclusions; andA light impact assessment report.

  • Recommendation (240.8Kb)
  • Accompanying report (1.4Mb)
  • Light impact assessment (731.9Kb)
  • Recommendation on the specification of the National Vehicle Register and the adoption of the system of organization codes in TAF and TAP TSIs

    23/01/2017

    ERA recommendation on the specification of the National Vehicle Register and the adoption of the system of organization codes in TAF and TAP TSIs.

  • Recommendation (102.9Kb)
  • Recommendation Annex (737.2Kb)
  • Accompanying Report (2.1Mb)
  • Recommendation on amendments for closure of the remaining open points, improvement of implementation rules and technical update in the TSI WAG

    18/04/2016

    ERA recommendation on amendments for closure of the remaining open points, improvement of implementation rules and technical update, amending Commission Regulation (EU) No 321/2013 of 13 March 2013 concerning the technical specification for interoperability relating to the subsystem ‘rolling stock — freight wagons’ of the rail system in the European Union and repealing Decision 2006/861/EC as amended by Commission Regulation (EU) No 1236/2013 and Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/924.

  • Recommendation (187.7Kb)
  • ​Recommendation Annex I (217Kb)
  • Accompanying report (260.7Kb)
  • Recommendation on amendments for closure of several open points, improvement of implementation rules and technical update in the TSI LOC&PAS

    06/01/2016

    ERA recommendation on amendments for closure of several open points, improvement of implementation rules and technical update, amending Commission Regulation (EU) No 1302/2014 concerning the technical specification for interoperability relating to the subsystem ‘rolling stock – locomotives and passenger rolling stock’ of the rail system in the European Union

  • Recommendation (355.3Kb)
  • Recommendation Annex I (722.6Kb)
  • Accompanying report (1Mb)
  • Recommendation on the common safety method for risk evaluation and assessment

    19/03/2015

    In accordance with Article 6(2) of Directive 2004/49/EC and the Commission Decision of 12.10.2010 (C(2010) 6931 final) (the Mandate), the European Railway Agency has revised the common safety method on risk evaluation and assessment which is expected to amend the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) N°402/2013.The revision of this CSM was based on the development and validation of further harmonised risk acceptance criteria that may be used to assess the acceptability of risks arising from failures of technical systems when the proposer chooses the explicit risk estimation principle. These criteria are intended to support the mutual recognition between Member States of TSI compliant structural sub-systems and vehicles in compliance with Article 15 of Regulation (EU) N°402/2013.To distinguish the acceptance of risks associated with technical systems from the acceptance of operational risks, and of the overall risk at the level of the railway system of either a Member State or the EU, the terminology ‘risk acceptance criteria’ with respect to technical systems is changed into ‘design targets’ for such technical systems’.The revision was led by ERA with the support of Members of the working group which initially developed the Regulation (EC) N°352/2009 on the CSM for risk assessment, the NSA network members and all representative bodies (CER, EIM, UIP, UNIFE, i.e. railway undertakings, infrastructure managers, private wagon keepers and manufacturers).

  • Recommendation (149.4Kb)
  • Accompanying Report (1.1Mb)