Positions 17 Apr 2013

CER-UIC position paper: A vision for rail standardisation in Europe

This paper is a reflection on the current framework within which rail standardisation is undertaken today, highlights a number of points of concern and sets out some possible remedies. The paper is addressed to the relevant directorates of the European Commission, but also designed to be an influence on the content of the proposed “CEN/CENELEC EUROPEAN STANDARDIZATION STRATEGY 2020”.

The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) and the International Union of Railways (UIC) believe that there is scope to make a number of improvements to the efficiency and reliability of rail standardisation in Europe.