Rail industry substance list

The Railway Industry Substance List provides a comprehensive and accurate list of the prohibited and declarable chemicals used specifically by the railway industry.

The overarching objective of this database is to provide information to suppliers and sub-suppliers on materials and substances that are prohibited by European and international legislation. The list defines and categorises substances and furthermore provides the locale of where restrictions must be considered.

First initiated as a result of the European REACH regulation (EC 1907/2006) that entered into force on 1st June 2007, the list will help users to comply with the regulation’s legal provisions for manufacturers, downstream users and importers of substances. The UNIFE Topical Group has furthermore extended the legal scope outside Europe to include Canada, China, and the USA.

The Railway Industry Substance List will be regularly updated, with review occurring at least twice a year. It will also be possible to access the historical version of the database in order to identify changes and trace any modifications if needed.

On the left side of this page there are several links to the Railway Industry Substance List and further documents that you may find useful.

Railway industry substance list

Current version

14 Apr 2021

2021-03-26 Global Substance List simplified (Excel Format)

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14 Apr 2021

2021-03-26 Railway Industry Substance List (Excel Format)

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Previous versions

14 Oct 2020

2020-10-14 Global Substance List simplified (Excel Format)

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14 Sep 2020

2020-10-14 Railway Industry Substance List (Excel Format)

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02 Dec 2019

2019-12-02 Global Substance List simplified (Excel Format)

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02 Dec 2019

2019-12-02 Railway Industry Substance List (Excel Format)

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09 Apr 2019

2019-04-09 Global Substance List simplified (Excel Format)

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09 Apr 2019

2019-04-09 Railway Industry Substance List (Excel Format)

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08 Feb 2019

2019-02-08 Global Substance List simplified (Excel Format)

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08 Feb 2019

2017-07-18 Global Substances List simplified (Excel Format)

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18 Jul 2018

2017-07-18 Global Substances List simplified (Excel Format)

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07 Mar 2017

2017-03-07 Global Substances List simplified (Excel Format)

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03 Mar 2017

2017-03-07 Railway Industry Substance List (Excel Format)

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08 Jul 2016

2016-07-08 Railway Industry Substance List (Excel Format)

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08 Jul 2016

2016-07-08 Global substances list simplified (Excel Format)

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22 Jan 2016

2016-01-22 Excel Format

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22 Jan 2016

2016-01-22 PDF Format

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22 Jan 2016

2016-01-22 Excel Format, Specific version

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22 Jan 2016

2016-01-22 Global substances list simplified.xlsx

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22 Jan 2016

2016-01-22 Railway Industry Substance List.pdf

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22 Jan 2016

2016-01-22 Railway Industry Substance List.xlsx

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27 Aug 2014

2014-08-27 Global substances list simplified.xlsx

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27 Aug 2014

2014-08-27 Railway Industry Substance List.pdf

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27 Aug 2014

2014-08-27 Railway Industry Substance List.xlsx

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01 Jul 2014

2014-07-01 Global substances list simplified.xlsx

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01 Jul 2014

2014-07-01 Railway Industry Substance List.pdf

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01 Jul 2014

2014-07-01 Railway Industry Substance List.xlsx

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06 Mar 2014

2014-03-06 Global substances list simplified.xlsx

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06 Mar 2014

2014-03-06 Railway Industry Substance List.pdf

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06 Mar 2014

2014-03-06 Railway Industry Substance List.xlsx

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06 Feb 2014

2014-03-06 Global substances list simplified.xls

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01 Oct 2013

2013-10-01 Global substances list simplified.xlsx

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01 Oct 2013

2013-10-01 Railway Industry Substance List.pdf

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01 Oct 2013

2013-10-01 Railway Industry Substance List.xlsx

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21 Feb 2013

2013-02-21 Railway Industry Substance List.pdf

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21 Feb 2013

2013-02-21 Railway Industry Substance List.xlsx

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25 Jul 2012

2012-07-25 Railway Industry Substance List.pdf

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25 Jul 2012

2012-07-25 Railway Industry Substance List.xlsx

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11 Apr 2012

2012-04-11 Railway Industry Substance List.pdf

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11 Apr 2012

2012-04-11 Railway Industry Substance List.xlsx

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24 Jul 2011

UNIFE Substance List July 2011

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29 Jun 2011

UNIFE Controlled Substance List 2011-06-29

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01 Mar 2011

2011-03-01 Global substances list simplified.xls

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01 Mar 2011

2011-03-01 Global substances list.pdf

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01 Mar 2011

2011-03-01 Global substances list.xls

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Material Declaration Template

The aim of the UNIFE Material Declaration Template is to harmonize the information requested by some of the main system integrators and to develop a common form that would be recognized by all of them. With this new document, the reporting on hazardous substances would be simplified for the suppliers and the same format could be delivered for each system integrator.

The release of the common template is a part of the series of actions the European Railway Industry have launched in order to best comply with the REACH regulation (EC 1907/2006) that entered into force on 1st June 2007 and has reinforced the legal provisions for manufacturers, downstream users and importers of substances.

The UNIFE Chemical Risk Topical Group members urge the industry suppliers to use the UNIFE Material Declaration Template which will be the official format for reporting on substance composition for their products.

  • UNIFE Chemical Risks Topical Group has elaborated a revised version of the material declaration template (June 2021). Please note that the previous version may still be used until the end of 2021.

For more information, please contact:
David Kupfer Technical Affairs

David Kupfer

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