16 Oct 2017

Positive risc vote for the implementing regulation on vehicle authorisation

UNIFE has received news that the Implementing Regulation on practical arrangements for the railway vehicle authorisation and railway vehicle type authorisation process pursuant to Directive (EU) 2016/797 of the European Parliament and of the Council has today received a positive vote in the Railways Interoperability and Safety Committee (RISC). This is a great achievement for the European Railways and a major milestone in the implementation of the Fourth Railway Package Technical Pillar.

For the European rail supply industry, the practical arrangements for vehicle authorisation under the fourth railway package is a key document in establishing a simplified and harmonised vehicle authorisation process throughout Europe and for achieving the benefits of the Fourth Railway Package Technical Pillar. It is estimated that the Technical Pillar of the Fourth Railway Package will bring a 20% reduction in the cost and duration of the authorisation of rolling stock, contributing to a saving for companies of €500 million by 2025.

UNIFE would like to thank the European Union Agency for Railways’ and the European Commission’s teams for the huge efforts made during the development and consultations on this Implementing Regulation.

UNIFE would also like to thank the technical experts from our members and the UNIFE Standards and Regulation Group for their tireless work and contribution throughout the development process.

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