Joint letter to the European Commission for more interoperability and stronger ERA

Joint letter from CER, EIM, UNIFE, UITP, ERFA and UIP to Commissioner Siim Kallas

The rail sector associations have jointly reflected upon the current framework within which safety and interoperability legislation is produced.

As you know, the sector associations work very closely with the European Railway Agency which we recognise has, over the past four years, developed the capacity to support the management of the European rail system.

We believe, however, that there is a need for interoperability in the European railway network to be developed more quickly and for the National Safety Authorities (NSAs) to act in a harmonised way.

In the attached paper you will find more detailed information related to these key points. This paper has been prepared by the rail sector representative bodies and is also supported by the UIC