Studies and Reports

UIP report on the changes in RID 2017

Report prepared by the UIP Topical Committee Safety


The new provisions of the Regulations concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (RID) are in force since the 1st of January 2017. This report should facilitate the understanding of the changes introduced in the new version of the RID. It focuses on topics relevant to operators, keepers and ECM of tank wagons.
 
The new RID 2017 replaces the 2015 edition. However, in accordance with the transitional provisions, the provisions of RID 2015 may continue to be applied until 30 June 2017. RID applies to the international carriage of dangerous goods by rail between the 44 existing RID Contracting States in Europe, Asia and North Africa. In the Member States of the European Union, RID applies to national and international transport.


NDTAC Impact on return of investment for retrofitting of railway wagons

Studies by Maria Price and Markus Vaerst


The study examines the cost impact of the NDTAC Scheme on the investments towards retrofitting and operation of rail freight wagons.  It finds out that the NDTAC system which should provide bonus for retrofitted wagons is not sufficient to balance out the investments.  A positive return of investment is only possible in countries where there is either no ban date in place, or where there are committed subsidies for retrofitting and a bonus specifically dedicated for operational costs.

UIP guidelines on CEF calls for noise reduction

Guidelines developed by UIP Staff

 

This UIP Guidelines should facilitate the submission of project proposals for EU funding under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). The guidelines have been prepared in a Q&A Format to guide members and individual Keepers through the application process. It focuses on project proposals for noise reduction.

Projects for noise reduction are funded under the TEN-T Annual Calls which support studies and deployment activities for the Trans European transport network. CEF funding offers 20% reimbursement of the eligible costs for retrofitting of rail freight wagons. The evaluation and selection process for project proposals is managed by the INEA (Innovation and Networks Executive Agency), which is also responsible for awarding the funds and monitoring the realisation of the approved projects under their relevant programmes.