European policy - dossiers

Activity: 4th Railway Package

11 May 2016 Hits:16048

Entry into force of the 4th Railway Package's technical Pillar and the changes it entails   The 4th Railway Package is a set of six legislative texts designed to complete the single market for Rail services (Single European Railway Area). Its overarching goal is to revitalise the rail sector and make it more competitive vis-à-vis other modes of transport. It comprises two 'pillars' which have been negotiated largely in parallel. The Technical Pillar was adopted by the European Parliament and the Council in April 2016 and addresses interoperability, safety authorisation, ERTMS track-side certification but also the reduction of national rules and the increased...