UIP report on the changes in RID 2019

Report prepared by the UIP Topical Committee Safety

The new provisions of the Regulations concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (RID) entered into force on the 1st of January 2019. The UIP Guidelines should facilitate the understanding of the changes that are being introduced in the new version of the RID.
The document focuses on topics relevant to operators, keepers and ECM of tank wagons. 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.

In addition, find enclosed two checklists, Addendum 1 on tank-wagons for liquids and Addendum 2 on tank-wagons for gases, developed in cooperation with UIP to help fillers and unloaders comply with RID safety obligations, particularly with respect to the leaktightness of tank-wagons.