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June 2019

Safety

The European Commission has published changes to common safety methods, which came into force on 16 June 2019.

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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.

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Interoperability

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 web page.

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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.

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October 2019

Consultations

National Technical Specification Notices

The Department for Transport (DfT) has made amendments to the draft National Technical Specification Notices (NTSNs) as result of the amendments to the Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSIs) in June 2019. This is to ensure that the NTSNs retain the same requirements that are in force in TSIs at the point of the UK's exit from the European Union. These changes are highlighted in yellow in the latest versions of the NTSNs on RSSB’s website. Comments on the draft NTSNs should be made to the DfT as soon as possible.

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November 2019

Safety

Guidance on the ECM Regulation

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/779 on a system of certification of entities in charge of maintenance (the ECM Regulation) applies from 16 June 2020. To help those that must comply with the requirements, RSSB and the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) have published guidance. The ORR guidance provides an overview of what must be done and RSSB’s guidance gives details on how to go about it. 

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Consultations

Rules on vehicle authorisations and technical standards (update)

The European Commission is consulting on a draft implementing act to:

  • clarify the conditions under which new technical specifications for interoperability apply when railway vehicles want to operate in more than on EU member state; and
  • help the European Union Agency for Railways work with national safety authorities to issue vehicle authorisations without delay.

The consultation closes on 20 December 2019.

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Guidance on the Railway Safety (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 1997

Guidance on the Railway Safety (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 1997 has not been re-issued since publication by the Health and Safety Executive in 1997. The ORR is seeking stakeholders’ feedback on whether updated guidance would be useful and what form it should take. Since many aspects of the current guidance may be adequately covered by other recent health and safety legislation and guidance, the ORR is keen to understand if stakeholders prefer updated guidance targeted at specific areas or a more general policy statement. The closing date for comments is 24 January 2020.

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Guidance on the Railway Safety Regulations 1999

Guidance on the Railway Safety Regulations 1999 has not been re-issued since publication by the Health and Safety Executive in 1999. The ORR is seeking stakeholders’ views on whether updated guidance would be useful and what form it should take. Since many aspects of the current guidance may be adequately covered by other recent health and safety legislation and guidance, the ORR is keen to understand if stakeholders prefer updated guidance targeted at specific areas or a more general policy statement. The closing date for comments is 24 January 2020.

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