European Railway Agency (ERA)

Source: Europa Nu.

The European Railway Agency (ERA) is helping to integrate European railway systems by making trains safer and able to cross national borders without stopping.

Since 2006, the ERA has:

  • worked to develop economically viable common technical standards and safety measures and targets in cooperation with the rail sector, national authorities, EU institutions and other bodies.
  • reported on rail safety in the EU.
  • led efforts to create uniform signalling standards throughout Europe.

The ERA has its headquarters in Valenciennes and international conference facilities in Lille.