Position papers

  • RINF use and evolution

    Friday, 23 December 2016

    With this Position Paper CER and ERFA present their view on the use and evolution of RINF (Register of Infrastructure) as a mid-to-long-term goal to be achieved.

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  • Vehicle authorisation for broad gauge railways

    Wednesday, 21 December 2016

    The majority of the trans-European railway network was built with a 1.435 mm track gauge.

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  • CER Position on Clearange Gauge

    Monday, 19 December 2016

    CER is concerned about the draft Commission Implementing Regulation about common practices for decision making of regulatory bodies regarding the exchange of information to assess the compatibility of rail vehicles with specific sections of railway lines.

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  • Fees and charges related to safety certification and vehicle authorisation

    Thursday, 8 December 2016

    The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) is concerned about a cost increase to the sector for safety certification, vehicle authorisation and ERTMS trackside approval.

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  • Board of Appeal of the European Union Agency for Railways

    Thursday, 8 December 2016

    With this Position Paper the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) summarises its thoughts on the Draft Commission implementing regulation laying down the rules of procedure of the Board of Appeal of the European Union Agency for Railways.

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  • Operators’ requirements for ATO development

    Wednesday, 7 December 2016

    Today railway actors (railway undertakings, infrastructure managers, manufacturers, the Agency) agree on the compulsory need to achieve harmonised solutions for ATO over ERTMS soon.

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  • GRB Position on Linguistic Arrangements

    Friday, 25 November 2016

    The Group of Representatives Bodies (GRB) partly agrees to the European Union Agency for Railways’ documents on linguistic arrangements (Explanatory note and justification paper) and the outlined key principles. GRB fully underlines the general need to make railways and the sector more efficient...

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  • CER views on CSM revision: how to deal with safety culture and human factors

    Tuesday, 8 November 2016

    This CER Position Paper highlights certain problems with proposed new provisions for the revision of the CSM CA and outlines the association's suggestions on the way forward.

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  • Safety Alert IT tool

    Tuesday, 8 November 2016

    The new “Safety Alert IT tool” system (hereinafter SAIT) was presented by the European Union Agency for Railways at the Innotrans fair in September 2016. The discussions that took place in the various workshops including the stakeholders led to the overall set-up of this acknowledged IT tool.

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  • Safe and precise localisation systems using satellite (SAT)

    Friday, 21 October 2016

    Safe and precise localization systems without trackside installations, notably through satellite positioning (SAT), are a railway sector need that will improve the performance of the rail system. Development must now support positive business cases on actor level. 

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