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Directive (EU) 2016/798 of the European Parliament and of the CouncilShow full title

Directive (EU) 2016/798 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2016 on railway safety (recast) (Text with EEA relevance)

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This Directive lays down provisions to ensure the development and improvement of the safety of the Union rail system and improved access to the market for rail transport services by:

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harmonising the regulatory structure in the Member States;

(b)

defining responsibilities between the actors in the Union rail system;

(c)

developing common safety targets (‘CSTs’) and common safety methods (‘CSMs’) with a view to gradually removing the need for national rules;

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setting out the principles for issuing, renewing, amending and restricting or revoking safety certificates and authorisations;

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requiring the establishment, for each Member State, of a national safety authority and an accident and incident investigating body; and

(f)

defining common principles for the management, regulation and supervision of railway safety.

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