ASFR-ERA cooperation agreement for the Technical Pillar of the Railway Package IV

An ASFR-ERA cooperation agreement for Romania’s compliance with the Technical Pillar of the Railway Package IV was signed on Tuesday in Lille, France.

ASFR-ERA cooperation agreementThe agreement was signed by the Director General of the Romanian Railway Safety Authority – ASFR, Petru Bogdan, and the Executive Director of the European Railway Agency (ERA), Josef Doppelbauer.

“We are looking forward to excellent cooperation, because together we are stronger, ready to create opportunities for rail transport,” Josef Doppelbauer wrote on his Twitter account. The agreement was concluded under the provisions of Art. 76 para. (1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/796 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2016 on the European Union Railway Agency and repealing Regulation (EC) No 881/2004.

ASFR-ERA cooperation agreement signed under the ERA Regulation

The Agreement was signed on the basis of the provisions of Article 76 of the ERA Regulation on cooperation with national authorities and bodies.

It provides that the Agency and national safety authorities shall conclude cooperation agreements, which may be specific agreements or framework agreements and may involve one or more national safety authorities. These agreements shall contain a specified description of the tasks and conditions for the services to be provided, set the deadlines for their provision and determine the distribution of the fees paid by the applicant between the Agency and the national safety authorities.

The cooperation with ERA is one of the main elements of the ASFR strategy and of the tasks conferred by the provisions of GD No 309/2023, and is justified by Romania’s compliance with the provisions of the Technical Pillar of the Railway Package IV.

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