The European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) granted Grup Feroviar Roman (GFR) the single safety certificate allowing transport operation in Greece and Romania.
The certificate confirms acceptance of the railway undertaking’s safety management system, including the provisions adopted by the company to meet specific requirements necessary for safe operation in the two EU countries, in conformity with applicable legislation.
“This validation represents a first for the European rail industry, being the first single safety certificate in the European Union granted for more than one country. It is yet another proof that Grup Feroviar Roman is an international operator successfully complying with international industry standards and competing with other operators in the region,” Gruia Stoica, the President of Grampet Group, said.
Following the certificate, GFR will provide rail freight transport services including the transport of dangerous goods on the whole Romanian railway network and on 13 Greek railway routes. In Greece, GFR will provide transport services on important railway links with several of them offering railway connections to the ports of Piraeus, Thessaloniki and Alexandroupolis, as well as the capital, Athens. GFR will also provide transport services to the borders with North Macedonia, through Eidomeni, with Bulgaria, through Ormenio and Promahonas.
GFR is part of GRAMPET Group and an important railway operator. Currently, over 20% represents company’s international traffic, with GFR offering complex logistic solutions to rail sector customers. GFR has cooperation agreements with both state railway operators such as BDZ Cargo, UZ, CFM, PKP Cargo, ZK, RCH, HZ Cargo, ZBIH, and with private railway operators from Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Austria, and Germany.