19th July 2018

GRB Position Paper on Route Compatibility Checks

The GRB published a position paper on the general principles for the route compatibility check (RCC) before the use of authorised vehicles as outlined in Article 23 of the Interoperability Directive (EU) 2016/797
17th July 2018

COR SMD – A European safety database

CER, EIM and UIC support a form of enhanced safety management data capture at European level, underlining that we fully believe exchanging safety related data on European level is beneficial for the European railway sector and its stakeholders. CER, EIM and UIC believe that the exchange of appropriate safety related data brings added value to all parties in the sector.
13th July 2018

GRB-SFR Sector Vision for the Future of Reference Standards

The Group of Representative Bodies (GRB) and the CEN/CENELEC/ETSI Sector Forum Rail (SFR) published a position paper to set out the railway sector’s vision for how referenced standards within the Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSIs) should be managed in the future.
8th February 2018

EIM-CER Position Paper on MFF

EIM and CER jointly published a Position Paper on MFF - A Sufficient EU Budget for the best Rail System in Europe
26th January 2018

GRB Position Paper on Review of ecodesign and energy labelling requirements for lighting products

The European railway sector is fully committed to develop a sustainable and energy efficient railway system by deploying energy efficient measures and energy efficient products. However, the European railway sector is concerned about the envisaged ban of the placing on the market of fluorescent tube T8 lamps in the European Union by 2020 as such a short transition period is not consistent with the sustainability goals of the railway sector. The European railway sector fears that it would go against the intended energy savings and reduction of emissions while causing an important economic burden to the railway sector.
21st November 2017

Position Paper on Recast Regulation (EU) 1371/2007 On Passengers’ Rights and Obligations

Regulation (EU) 1371/2007 aims at ensuring high quality rail services for the benefit of passengers, granting them significant rights on the same line as other modes of transport. The Regulation builds on the existing ‘’Uniform Rules concerning the Contract for International Carriage of Passengers and Luggage by Rail (CIV)’’ and extends its scope to domestic rail passenger services.
9th November 2017

Joint Rail Sector Declaration on Digitalisation of Railways

Digitalisation is ever more present in all aspects of life, and offers enormous opportunities and challenges. The rail sector, as the backbone of transport in Europe, is not new to the digital age, and is today intensifying its use of digital technologies in order to match the pace and scope of digitalisation in the wider transport chain and to adapt to customer expectations on safety, security, punctuality, capacity, transparency, and information availability. Intense and constructive cooperation of the rail sector with the European Commission is key to accelerate this process.
26th September 2017

Rail Sector Joint Position Paper ”Post-2020 Multi-Annual Financial Framework”

In the context of the budgetary discussions for the post-2020 period, we – the European associations representing the rail sector – would like to explain in this joint paper why it is important for the European Union to continue investing in rail projects, particularly considering the benefits of rail transport for the economy and the whole society. Besides illustrating the European added value of rail projects, the paper also highlights the considerable financial resources still required to complete the TEN-T rail network, modernise and digitalise rail infrastructure in Europe for the benefit of Europe’s citizens.
21st September 2017

MFF Campaign ”More EU Budget for Transport – The Best Investment Plan for Europe”

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