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Rail system: interoperability

Rail system: interoperability

Directive 2008/57/EC

Short name:

Interoperability of the rail system

Base:

Directive 2008/57/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 June 2008 on the interoperability of the rail system within the Community
OJ L 191 of 18 July 2008

The technical specifications for interoperability (TSIs)
TSIs are the specifications by which each rail subsystem or part of it is covered in order to meet the essential requirements set out by Directive 2008/57/EC and to ensure the interoperability of the rail system within the European Union.
European Railway Agency (ERA) Website

Modification:

 

Directives repealed:

Council Directive 96/48/EC of 23 July 1996 on the interoperability of the trans-European high-speed rail system
OJ L 235 of 17 September 1996

Directive 2001/16/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 March 2001 on the on the interoperability of the trans-European conventional rail system
OJ L 110 of 20 April 2011

Guide for application:

Guide for the application of the high-speed TSIs of Council Directive 2008/57/EC

European Commission contact point:

Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport
Email
Rail interoperability and safety

For information about the content and availability of European standards, please contact the European Standardisation Organisations.

Since 1 December 2018 the references of harmonised standards are published in, and withdrawn from the Official Journal (OJ) of the European Union by means of 'Commission implementing decisions'.

The references published under Directive 2008/57/EC on the interoperability of the rail system are found in the Commission communication published in OJ C 282 of 10 August 2018 and in the Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/453 of 27 March 2020 listed below. They need to be read together, taking into account that the decision modifies some references published in the communication.

Publications in the Official Journal

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/453 of 27 March 2020 on the harmonised standards for railway products drafted in support of Directive 2008/57/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the interoperability of the rail system within the Community - OJ L 95, 30 March 2020
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Commission communication in the framework of the implementation of the Directive 2008/57/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 June 2008 on the interoperability of the rail system within the Community (Recast) - OJ C 282 of 10/08/2018
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Summary list of titles and references of harmonised standards under Directive 2008/57/EC for interoperability of the rail system

The summary below consolidates the references of harmonised standards published by the Commission in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJ). It reproduces information already published in the L or C series of the OJ. It contains all references which, when the summary was generated, still provided a presumption of conformity together with references already withdrawn from the OJ.

The Commission provides this summary for information purposes only. Although it takes every possible precaution to ensure that the summary is updated regularly and is correct, errors may occur and the summary may not be complete at a certain point in time. The summary does not as such generate legal effects.