Railway legislation news
News and updates on emerging and evolving railway legislation and standards in the areas of safety, interoperability and health and wellbeing.
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The European Commission has published changes to common safety methods, which came into force on 16 June 2019.
The European Commission has published changes to the requirement for the certification of entities in charge of maintenance, which came into force on 16 June 2019.
The European Commission has published revisions to the Technical Specification for Interoperability, which came into force on 16 June 2019. However, there are various dates when these apply. We have updated the RSSB Technical Specifications for Interoperability webpage.
The European Commission has published common specifications for the European Register of Authorised Types of Vehicles (ERATV) and common specifications for the Register of Infrastructure (RINF), which came into force on 16 June 2019. The information in ERATV and RINF are relevant for assessing the interface between the project subsystem and the rail system under the Railways (Interoperability) Regulations 2011.
Carbon offsetting in transport
A call for evidence to explore opportunities to enhance public awareness of the carbon impact of each travel option, improve understanding of how to drive individual consumer choices towards more sustainable travel and, where this is not possible, offset travel emissions. The consultation runs from 18 July 2019 to 26 September 2019.