Learning from the experience of other high-risk industries, the EU Agency for Railways has developed a Safety Culture Model to support the embedding of safe practices within the European rail sector, as Programme Manager Grégory Rolina explains to Nick Kingsley.
EU Agency for Railways continues with EUMedRail project - targeting Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Palestine and Lebanon, the EUMedRail project aims to strengthen railway safety and interoperability in the South Mediterranean region.
Although the EU only agreed a revised ERTMS deployment for Europe in 2017, the timetable for implementing ETCS is suffering delays, mainly due to infrastructure projects running late and retrofitting of train fleets proceeding at snail pace. As David Briginshaw reports, the EU is now looking for...
UNDER the European Union’s (EU) Fourth Railway Package, the EU Agency for Railways (ERA) is mandated to issue single safety certificates and vehicle (type) authorisations which will be valid in multiple EU member states. To achieve this, ERA has set up a one-stop shop to deal with all applications...
Oscar Martos and Kamil Pravdík , Project Officers in the Fixed Installations and Rolling Stock Unit at the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA), discuss how the European Union has begun to confront railway noise emissions through the creation of the Environmental Noise Directive and how, going...
ERA Executive Director Josef Doppelbauer and his colleagues from Shift2Rail and the European Global Satellite Navigation Systems Agency (GSA) talk about how satellite based technologies will shape the future of railways
Im Interview spricht Dr. Josef Doppelbauer, Executive Director der Eisenbahnagentur der Europäischen Union über seine Erwartungen an das 4. Eisenbahnpaket und dessen Auswirkungen. Interview with Dr. Josef Doppelbauer on the purpose of the 4th Railway Package and the expected impact.
In diesem Artikel werden die umfangreichen Maßnahmen beschrieben, mit denen sich die Agentur gemeinsam mit allen Beteiligten auf die neuen Aufgaben vorbereitet. This article describes the extensive actions that the Agency is taking to prepare for the new tasks together with all stakeholders.
This article intends to discuss a number of basic questions on the Hyperloop system and its practical application. In addition, some fundamental aspects related to innovation in infrastructure networks are discussed.
This article is about the contents of the 4th railway package and looks at the challenges facing its implementation.
The article takes a look at the history and present situation regarding track maintenance requirements within EU law. The last part is devoted to the novelties coming from the fourth railway package interoperability directive (EU) 2016/797 and the revision of regulation (EU) No 1299/2014 INF TSI.
The agency’s executive director Josef Doppelbauer spoke to IRJ about the rationale for the SERA conferences.
With recent approval of the Fourth Railway Package, the process for authorising new rail vehicles and certifying train operators is set for a radical overhaul. European Union Agency for Railways executive director Josef Doppelbauer tells IRJ how these processes will be streamlined, harmonised and...
This article describes the process of train driver certification defined in European Union Directive 2007/59/EC and takes stock of implementation of the Directive in Belgium, Denmark, France and The Netherlands.
An article on ERA contribution to development of the TSIs. The article was published in a Polish railway magazine TTS – Transport Technology Systems (Technika Transportu Szynowego), both in Polish (issue 7-8/2015), and in the special English edition, published on the occasion of international...