Mobility and Transport

Rail

Interoperability

Interoperability

The railway interoperability Directive 2008/57/EC of 17 June 2008 sets out the conditions to be met to achieve interoperability within the Union rail system. These conditions concern the design, construction, placing in service, upgrading, renewal, operation and maintenance of the parts of this system as well as the professional qualifications and health and safety conditions of the staff who contribute to its operation and maintenance. This Directive repeals Directive 96/48/EC on the interoperability of the European high-speed rail system and Directive 2001/16/EC on the interoperability of the European conventional rail system.