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Date: Wednesday 12 June 2019, -, Location : Bern (CH), Contact : UIP Staff
12th Session of the OTIF Committee of Technical Experts (CTE)

The OTIF Committee of Technical Experts takes decisions on proposals to amend Appendices F APTU and G ATMF of the COTIF.
The Committee of Technical Experts develops the APTU and ATMF Uniform Rules, which apply to railway material intended for use in international traffic, which concern in particular:

  • the adoption of technical prescriptions for vehicles and infrastructure and the validation of standards
  • procedures concerning the assessment of conformity of vehicles
  • provisions concerning the maintenance of vehicles
  • responsibilities for train composition and the safe use of vehicles
  • provisions concerning risk evaluation and assessment
  • specifications for registers.

The Committee of Technical Experts currently has a standing working group (WG TECH) which is responsible for preparing the former’s decisions.