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In approximately 6 Months, the Europan Union Agency for Railways will begin to deliver the authorisations for almost all freight wagons in Europe. To provide wagon keepers with a broader overview of the challenges and changes, we are organising workshops focussing on the implementation of the technical pillar of the 4th Railway Package (RP), in particular on the vehicle authorisation process and related topics, such as fees and charges and the ERA One-Stop-Shop IT-portal.

UIP 4th Railway Package Workshops

The Interoperability Directive (EU) 2016/797 introduces a new European vehicle authorisation (VA) procedure to officially enter into force on the 16th of June 2019. The European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) has been given the enhanced role of issuing national and international vehicle authorisations and for this reason has developed an IT-Portal, called One-Stop-Shop (OSS), for all stakeholders to submit their applications for vehicle authorisation. Since the summer 2018, ERA has entered into phase 2 of the implementation. With the VA learning-cases and the shadow-running phase, the processes, procedures and instruments as well as the internal organisation and competencies of the Agency are currently being fine-tuned.
In this regard, ERA has published guidelines on the 4th Railway Package and on the new vehicle authorisation process in July 2018 which are complementary to the frequently asked questions (FAQ) available on the GRB website under
The workshop will focus on the implementation of the technical pillar of the 4th Railway Package (RP), in particular on the vehicle authorisation process and related topics, such as fees and charges and the ERA One-Stop-Shop IT-portal. To provide wagon keepers with a broader overview of the challenges and changes brought by the 4th Railway Package, we have also invited ERA and industry representatives. Moreover, we will be offering an introduction and a practical test of the latest version of the OSS. 

15/11/2018 - Hamburg - Tagungsunterlagen

Inhalt der Vorträge und Diskussionen:
  1. Was ändert sich mit dem Inkrafttreten der technischen Säule des 4ten Eisenbahnpakets am 16. Juni 2019?
  2. Wie kriege ich einen neuen Bahnwagen zugelassen und was kostet die Genehmigung unter dem neuen europäischen Regime?
  3. Was gilt während der Übergangsphase (Februar 2019) bis zur vollständigen Überführung aller Rechtsakte durch die Mitgliedstaaten auf nationaler Ebene (spätestens Mitte Juni 2020)?
  4. Was ändert sich bezüglich der Registrierung von Bahnwagen?
  5. Für welche technischen Änderungen, Erneuerungen und Umrüstungen brauche ich eine neue Genehmigung und wie bekomme ich diese?
  6. Welche Daten müssen mit EVUs ausgetauscht werden, um einen sicheren Betrieb und die Verwendung eines Fahrzeugs auf einer bestimmten Strecke sicherzustellen?

29/11/2018 - Paris - Documents du séminaire

Contenu du séminaire et des discussions :

  1. Qu'est-ce qui changera avec l'entrée en vigueur du pilier technique du 4ème paquet ferroviaire le 16 juin 2019 ?
  2. Comment dois-je faire pour autoriser un wagon sous le nouveau régime européen et combien cela coûte-t-il ?
  3. Qu'est-ce qui s'applique pendant la phase de transition jusqu'à la mise en oeuvre complète des textes juridiques par tous les États membres ?
  4. Qu'est-ce qui changera en ce qui concerne l'immatriculation des véhicules ?
  5. Pour quels changements, renouvellements et modifications ai-je besoin d'une nouvelle autorisation et comment puis-je l'obtenir ?
  6. Quelles données devront être échangées avec les entreprises ferroviaires afin qu’elles puissent garantir une utilisation et une exploitation sûre des véhicules ferroviaires sur un itinéraire spécifique ?

4/12/2018 - Vienna / 6/03/2019 - Gilze - Conference Documents

Content presented and discussed during the Workshop:

  1. What’s changing with the entry into force of the 4th RP technical pillar on the 16th of June 2019?
  2. How do I get a wagon authorised and how much does it cost under the new regime ?
  3. What applies during the transition phase until full implementation of the legal texts by the Member States ?
  4. What’s changing in terms of vehicles registration ?
  5. For which upgrades/renewals/modifications do I need a new authorisation and how do I get it ?
  6. Which data must be shared with RUs to allow the safe operation and use of a vehicle on a specific route ?