EuroMed Transport Rail Project (EUMedRail)

UE

Project duration

2017-2022

Project Website

EuroMed Transport Rail Project (EUMedRail)
EuroMed Transport Rail Project (EUMedRail)

Brief Description

The main objective of EuroMed Transport Rail Project is to provide technical assistance to further develop an integrated, safe and efficient transport system in the EuroMed region, and in particular, improve safe and interoperable railway transport.    

Countries covered: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, and Tunisia.

Objectives

EuroMed Transport Rail Project aims to support the implementation of rail actions of the Regional Transport Action Plan 2021-2027, in line with previous regional plans, by promoting regulatory convergence with EU and international legislation and standards, facilitating interoperability, and increasing partner countries’ participation in activities of ERA.

 

Actions in brief

EuroMed Transport Rail Project will:

  • Support the creation of a network of railway experts in the region;
  • Provide assistance for the development, implementation, maintenance and continual improvement of safety management systems;
  • Support the creation and operation of national safety authorities and independent investigation bodies, in line with EU railway legislation
  • Foster technical harmonization and facilitate international railway transport in cooperation with the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF), through adherence to and implementation of COTIF technical appendices
  • Provide support on identified priority areas of partner countries (data collection, risk management, safety monitoring and supervision, accident investigation, technical specifications for interoperability, ERTMS, etc.).
  • Raise awareness on project activities and results  

Implementing partner: European Rail Agency

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