The main changes in 2016/797 are summarised below:


  • the Agency will issue vehicle authorisations and approve ERTMS trackside tender approvals;
  • more details can be found in the chapter on the ERA Regulation.


  • the cases for possible non-application of TSIs is reduced;
  • TSIs should indicate when the upgrade and renewal of infrastructure and vehicles requires a new authorisation;
  • the EC published a delegated act defining the Agency’s mandate and objectives for the forthcoming TSI revisions starting in September 2017.


  • the role of RUs and IMs in the technical route compatibility processes via the register of infrastructure (‘RINF’) is re-defined.