European Union Agency for Railways

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European Union Agency for Railways
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Premises of the European Railway Agency in Lille
European Union Agency for Railways is located in European Union
Valenciennes, Lille
Valenciennes, Lille
European Union Agency for Railways (European Union)
Formation April 2004 (established)
Josef Doppelbauer

The European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) is the agency of the European Union (EU) that sets mandatory requirements for European railways and manufacturers in the form of Technical Specifications for Interoperability, which apply to the Trans-European Rail system. The ERA publishes a document summarizing the status of the TSIs.[1] The ERA sets common safety targets, common safety methods and common safety indicators, following Directive 2004/49/EC and amendments. The ERA also hosts a number of databases, among which a register of remaining, applicable national rules.


The agency was established in 2004, and commenced operations in 2006 as the European Railway Agency (ERA). It changed its name in 2016, becoming the European Union Agency for Railways.

See also


  1. ^ "Transversal and merged TSIs and their amendments, by year" (PDF). European Railway Agency. April 2014. pp. 1 to 1. 

External links

  • European Railway Agency website

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