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Mobility and Transport

The future Fourth Railway Package aims to improve the efficiency of the rail system in Europe, by promoting competition in the railway sector and lowering administrative, technical and operational barriers.

The fourth railway package enhances the role of the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) as the ERTMS system authority. With the new Directives, ERA is in charge of issuing vehicle authorisations and safety certificates in the European Union, as well as pre-authorising ERTMS trackside equipment.