Convergence of railway systems 1435mm – 1520mm CER-EIM High Level Infrastructure Meeting, Warsaw, PKP-PLK Head Office, 5 June 2009 EC Mandate to ERA adopted on the 18th October 2005 EC Mandate to ERA adopted on the 18th October 2005
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CER-EIM High Level Infrastructure Meeting, Warsaw, PKP-PLK Head Office, 5 June 2009
PLK was represented from the beginning and was active. PLK was prepared to pass information about 1520mm railway system solutions used on Polish territory. During the 1520 ERA works we have stated many times that in Poland EU law is applicable not only to 1435mm but also to 1520mm railway system. From the very beginning of the discussions on separate 1520mm TSIs we were against that solution.
ERA Feasibility Study on 1520/1524 rail system interoperability – 31 August 2008
No separate1520mm TSIsproposed
CR TSIs are drafted by ERA workers, NSAs representatives, and speakers representing representative organisations. There is no direct involvement neither of the Member States nor of the railways.ERA has officially proposed to the RISC Committee to exclude the 1520mm system in the Member States (except Finland) from the scope of the CR TSIs. POLAND has officially stated, that we can not accept such solution for many reasons starting from the fact, that different Member States are treated differently.
Technical and economical arguments 1/3:
Technical and economical arguments 2/3:
Technical and economical arguments 3/3:
III priority TSIs are not yet voted but they include minimum 1520mm Specific Cases to be applied on1520mm railway lines in Poland.
ERA – OSJD bilateral works are on-going
It is not obvious what is the final goal for 1520mm in EU.
Do we have examples of overlapping international railway related legislation?
EU - OTIFagreementon RScross-acceptance
EU – „OSJD” agreement on EU – OTIF model ?
We would like
we are afraid it might not be possible.
Business goals in 1435/1520mm railway system convergence.Technical and operational convergence needs. Scope of the future agreement between EC and OSJD(and/or CIS Railway Transport Council).Necessary legal tools for 1435/1520mm convergence.