On 1 and 2 of September, the EU Agency for Railways organised an online seminar on safety of operations in the scope of its EUMedRail project.
The event gathered participants from authorities and railway operators of the southern Mediterranean region, namely from Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia, among more than 150 international guests and key stakeholders.
The main objectives of the event were to present the links between safety management system (SMS) requirements and the technical specification for interoperability (TSI OPE), give an overview of functional and technical specifications of the TSI OPE (relating to staff, trains and train operations) and underline the links between EU Regulations and international railway law.
It also aimed to discuss company rules and standards and their compliance with TSI OPE, and reflect on the roles and responsibilities of railway undertakings (RUs) and infrastructure managers (IMs) to ensure safe operations during normal, degraded but also in emergency situations.
The purpose of Euromed Transport Rail Project (EUMedRail) is to improve the operations and the efficiency of the Mediterranean transport system by concentrating its efforts on regulatory reforms, training, and dialogue with the decision makers.
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