Other Publications

17th July 2020

The sector’s views on Rail Freight Corridors Regulation 913/2010

In light of the European Green Deal and the Commission’s goal to reach climate-neutrality by 2050, European rail freight plays an important role. The Rail Freight […]
4th July 2020

GRB / SFR Fact Sheet “Standardisation” Explaining referenced & harmonised standards

Standard means a technical specification, adopted by a recognised standardisation body, for repeated or continuous application, with which compliance is not compulsory – except when referenced […]
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


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.