Directive 2016/797 extends the scope of interoperability whilst introducing a new process for European vehicle authorisation and for ERTMS trackside approval. For that purpose, ERA has been given an enhanced role and is developing several new tools and processes, such as:

  • a One-Stop-Shop (OSS) which will serve as IT-portal for all stakeholders to submit their applications for vehicle authorisation;
  • a Board of Appeal (BoA) which will serve as body deciding on litigation cases;
  • databases (i.e. Register of infrastructure (RINF), Single Rules Database (SRD), among others.