Position papers

  • 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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  • 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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