OTHER PUBLICATIONS

24th April 2020

EIM letter to the EC and ERA on the TSI revision calendar

With this letter, EIM would like to query about the TSI revision process which was launched in February/March 2020. According to the EU calendar, the final […]
20th April 2020

STRATEGIC DEPLOYMENT AGENDA “5G CONNECTIVITY AND SPECTRUM FOR RAIL”

Developed by EIM and CER, with input provided by UIC, UNIFE/UNITEL and members of the European Rail industry. The EU has formulated ambitious environmental plans by […]
25th March 2020

The 4th Railway Package – A guide for stakeholders

Since 1991, the European railway sector is constantly being reformed by the European Union. The largest initiative is the 4th Railway Package, which was adopted in 2016. It is by far the largest and most complex legal initiative.
24th March 2020

COVID-19 | Transport keeps us going

On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 a pandemic and governments worldwide have taken wide-ranging measures to contain the spread of the virus.
3rd February 2020

ERTMS – A guide for stakeholders

The European control-command, signalling and communication system (ERTMS) was launched in the early 1990s as a research project by some engineers and evolved over time to become the main flagship initiative of the EU. The objectives of ERTMS are multiple: increase safety and capacity of the railway system, decrease costs due to easier maintenance and ensure a fully interoperable system by replacing the national legacy systems. Furthermore, the EU and the European industry endeavour to establish ERTMS as a global reference.
18th July 2019

EIM Position Paper on ERTMS/FRMCS Migration Strategy

The railway community is since 2015 working on the standardisation of FRMCS. The development of the future radio system is one of the “game changers” identified in the ERTMS Longer Term Perspective document of ERA. The Control Command System Technical Specification for Interoperability (TSI CCS) will incorporate FRMCS as the successor of GSM-R as the radio system to be used for train-to-track voice communications and for ETCS data communication, also supporting new railway functionalities such as ATO.
5th April 2019

EIM Position Paper on Noise Differentiated Track Access Charges

EIM- European Rail Infrastructure Managers- welcomes the evaluation of the implementation of the Regulation and acknowledges that tackling the issue at source would be the most efficient way forward and could help saving significant resources for the infrastructures while contributing to the modal shift and rail freight competitiveness.
1st April 2019

CEDR-EIM Joint Position Paper on Financing Infrastructure upgrading & renewals and common definitions

EIM- European Rail Infrastructure Managers- welcomes the evaluation of the implementation of the Regulation and acknowledges that tackling the issue at source would be the most efficient way forward and could help saving significant resources for the infrastructures while contributing to the modal shift and rail freight competitiveness.
3rd December 2018

EIM Position Paper on PSI Directive

On the 25th of April 2018, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a revision of the so-called ‘Public-Service-Information Directive (PSI-Directive)’ on the re-use of public sector information. The European Rail Infrastructure Managers (‘EIM’) are aware of the important role of data in nowadays society and are also willing to contribute towards the goal of creating a ‘digital economy’. Many members of EIM already operate online ‘data-platforms’ which are mostly free of charge and easily accessible, offering a wealth of data and information to rail end users. However, EIM shares some concerns regarding the scope of the Directive and the lack of added value of the Directive (especially vis-à-vis the already existing Directive on Intelligent Transport Systems). EIM also argues that the notion of ‘public works’ should be omitted from the scope of the ‘high value data sets’ because the obligations are not sufficiently clearly defined.