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Opinions and technical advices

Opinions

An Opinion is a non-binding formal act of the Agency, providing specialized expertise on railway issues to decision-makers, be it the European Commission, National Regulatory Bodies or Member States. The Agency’s Opinions do not represent the view of any other EU institution or body and are without prejudice to the decision-making processes foreseen by the applicable EU legislation.

Opinions are published in a version from which all commercially confidential material has been removed, together with the outcomes of their impact assessments.

According to Art. 6 of Directive (EU) 2016/797, at the request of the Commission, some opinions shall constitute an acceptable means of compliance (AMOC) and may therefore be used for the assessment of projects, pending the adoption of a revised TSI. The Commission shall inform the RISC committee, referred to in Art. 51 of Directive (EU) 2016/797, of its conclusions over the opinion. Outcomes of the discussion can be found in the minutes of meetings of the RISC committee (please check CIRCA). A similar rule applied in the past under Art. 7 of Directive 2008/57/EC.

The list of Opinions published by the Agency can be found below.

Publication date

06/12/2020

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RISC

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  • Opinion ERA/OPI/2020-14 (415.33 KB)
  • Annex - Accompanying Report (653.01 KB)
  • Publication date

    10/11/2020

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    RISC

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  • Opinion ERA-OPI-2020-11 (619.88 KB)
  • Annex - Light Impact Assessment OPI-2020-11 - LIA (500.43 KB)
  • Publication date

    17/01/2020

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    RISC

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  • Opinion ERA/OPI/2020-1 (708.79 KB)
  • Publication date

    13/11/2019

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    RISC

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  • Opinion ERA-OPI-2019-11 (843.72 KB)
  • Publication date

    13/10/2019

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  • Opinion ERA-OPI-2019-10 (1.35 MB)
  • Publication date

    13/09/2019

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  • Opinion ERA-OPI-2019-9 (926.28 KB)
  • Publication date

    13/08/2019

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    RISC

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  • Opinion ERA-OPI-2019-8 (1.54 MB)
  • Publication date

    13/07/2019

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    RISC

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  • Opinion ERA-OPI-2019-7 (1023.29 KB)
  • Publication date

    13/06/2019

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    RISC

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  • Opinion ERA-OPI-2019-6 (899.95 KB)
  • Publication date

    13/05/2019

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    RISC

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  • Opinion ERA-OPI-2019-5 (929.03 KB)
  • Publication date

    17/02/2019

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    RISC

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  • Opinion ERA-OPI-2019-2 (1.27 MB)
  • Publication date

    21/01/2019

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    RISC

    Related documents :

  • Opinion ERA/OPI/2019-1 (620.67 KB)
  • Publication date

    27/07/2017

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    RISC

    Related documents :

  • Opinion ERA-OPI-2017-7 (142.69 KB)
  • Publication date

    05/04/2017

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    RISC

    Related documents :

  • Opinion ERA-OPI-2017-4 (703.95 KB)
  • Publication date

    16/03/2017

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    RISC

    Related documents :

  • Opinion ERA-OPI-2017-3 (144.71 KB)
  • Annex 1 - ERA OPI-2017-3 (369.2 KB)
  • Annex 2 - ERA OPI-2017-3 (74.54 KB)
  • Annex 3 - ERA OPI-2017-3 (431.83 KB)
  • Publication date

    04/02/2017

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    RISC

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  • Opinion ERA-OPI-2017-2 (588.56 KB)
  • Impact Assessment ERA-OPI-2017-2 (364.4 KB)
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    Publication date

    19/01/2017

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    RISC

    Related documents :

  • Opinion ERA-OPI-2017-1 (227.05 KB)
  • Corrigendum ERA-OPI-2017-1 (279.17 KB)
  • Impact Assessment ERA-OPI-2017-1 (73.24 KB)
  • Publication date

    23/11/2015

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    RISC

    Publication date

    22/10/2015

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    RISC

    Related documents :

  • Opinion ERA/OPI/2015-10 (1.52 MB)
  • Publication date

    21/09/2015

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    RISC

    Related documents :

  • Opinion ERA-OPI-2015-9 (106.87 KB)
  • Publication date

    20/07/2015

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    RISC

    Related documents :

  • ​Opinion ERA-OPI-2015-7 (268.84 KB)
  • Publication date

    22/06/2015

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    RISC

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  • Opinion ERA/OPI/2015-6 (162.52 KB)
  • Publication date

    21/04/2015

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    RISC

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  • Opinion ERA/OPI/2015/4 (179.64 KB)
  • Publication date

    20/03/2015

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  • ​Opinion ERA/OPI/2015-3 (376.92 KB)
  • Publication date

    16/02/2015

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  • Opinion ERA/OPI/2015-2 (94.09 KB)
  • Publication date

    17/01/2015

    RISC

    Related documents :

  • Opinion ERA-OPI-2015-1 (97.77 KB)
  • Publication date

    08/11/2014

    RISC

    Related documents :

  • Opinion ERA/OPI/2014-11 (160.54 KB)
  • Publication date

    10/10/2014

    RISC

    Related documents :

  • Opinion ERA/OPI/2014-10 (2.15 MB)
  • Publication date

    23/09/2014

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    RISC

    Related documents :

  • Opinion ERA/OPI/2014-9 (407.82 KB)
  • Publication date

    28/08/2014

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  • Opinion ERA/OPI/2014-8 (480.26 KB)
  • Publication date

    08/07/2014

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  • Opinion ERA/OPI/2014-7 (110.66 KB)
  • Publication date

    27/06/2014

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    Related documents :

  • Opinion ERA/OPI/2014-6 (94.27 KB)
  • Publication date

    10/04/2014

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    Related documents :

  • Opinion ERA/OPI/2014-4 (83.65 KB)
  • Publication date

    19/03/2014

    RISC

    Related documents :

  • Opinion ERA/OPI/2014-3 (87.21 KB)
  • Publication date

    19/02/2014

    RISC

    Related documents :

  • Opinion ERA-OPI-2014-2 (80.43 KB)
  • Publication date

    20/01/2014

    RISC

    Related documents :

  • Opinion ERA-OPI-2014-1 (96.86 KB)
  • Technical advices

    A Technical Advice is a non-binding formal act of the Agency, covering any issue linked to the implementation of the Union legislation on railway interoperability and safety. It has non-binding, consultative value, but can only be issued to the European Commission, upon its request.

    Technical Advices to the European Commission are made available, upon request, following a case-by-case assessment based on Regulation (EC) 1049/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.

    The list of Technical Advices published by the Agency can be found below.

    Publication date

    09/12/2013

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    RISC

    Related documents :

  • Advice ERA/ADV/2013-14 (325.34 KB)
  • Publication date

    01/12/2013

    RISC

    Publication date

    15/11/2013

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    RISC

    Related documents :

  • Advice ERA/ADV/2013-11 (98.6 KB)
  • Publication date

    01/10/2013

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    RISC

    Publication date

    01/09/2013

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    RISC

    Publication date

    01/08/2013

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    RISC

    Publication date

    01/07/2013

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    RISC

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  • Advice ERA/ADV/2013-7 (114.37 KB)
  • Publication date

    16/06/2013

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    Related documents :

  • Advice ERA/ADV/2013-6 (246.82 KB)
  • Publication date

    16/05/2013

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    RISC

    Publication date

    05/04/2013

    RISC

    Publication date

    01/02/2013

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    Publication date

    14/01/2013

    RISC