Position papers

  • 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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  • ERTMS Business Case on the 9 core network corridors

    Thursday, 20 October 2016

    This joint position paper outlines CER and ERFA's views on the corridor business cases for ERTMS. The case study is welcomed as it is an important step towards a systematic investigation into the economic perspective of ERTMS.

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  • Draft delegated act for the TSI revision

    Friday, 7 October 2016

    This document summarises and details the CER input to the 1st stakeholder consultation in the framework of the RISC Working Group meeting in Brussels on 26 September 2016.

    As agreed at the meeting, CER does not comment on the recitals but on the major elements of articles 1-17 only.

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  • HS2 proposal on platform heights - CER Position Paper

    Monday, 3 October 2016

    The UK presented at RISC (Railway Interoperability and Safety Committee) proposals for the European Commission’s consideration on possible ways to permit the UK to build HS2 platforms at a higher height (1100-1200 mm).

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  • EU VAT Action Plan - CER Position Paper

    Wednesday, 31 August 2016

    CER supports the European Commission's proposal, made in its VAT Action Plan of April 2016, to grant Member States more freedom in setting their VAT rates, specifically to make derogations legally applied in Member States available to all Member States.

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  • European Accessibility Act - CER Position Paper

    Tuesday, 5 July 2016

    Rail services are by far more accessible than they were in the past and many passengers with disabilities are able to take trains without assistance.

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  • ERTMS Business Case for RALP and NSM Corridors

    Thursday, 23 June 2016

    CER acknowledges the analysis presented during the workshop on 28 April 2016.

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  • Rail as a key to decarbonising transport

    Friday, 3 June 2016

    The European Commission has announced, for summer 2016, a Communication on decarbonising the transport sector, thus about reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transport operations in the EU.

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  • Building an ATO roadmap

    Thursday, 26 May 2016

    A solution for automated train operation (ATO) is a Railway sector need that will improve the overall and local performance of the rail system. Development must now support positive business cases on actor level.

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