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17 November 2010 1 INTEROPERABILITY & Cross Acceptance Paul Maas Inspector.

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1 17 November INTEROPERABILITY & Cross Acceptance Paul Maas Inspector

2 Interoperability Goals ( high level ): easier authorisation process : less national rules (and clearer) less time consuming (and clearer) less costs (single test when possible) more predictable delivery of PITS and keeping the same safety-level (at least)

3 Interoperability GOALS (lower level): Harmonisation of rules (Ministries and NSA) Harmonisation of rules and hardware (IM) Transparent rules (no changes/derogations) Sharing the workload is possible (for NSAs and NoBo/DeBos) Testing as much as possible in test centre/simulation

4 Cross Acceptance HISTORY Basis for CA starts in project at end 90s but without legal basis Task Force Interoperability (TFI: NSAs of DACHINL) founder of complete system in 2007 with legal basis by MoU on 07 June 2007 (Luxembourg) In 2006 bilateral agreement Germany – France for HS passenger trains based on the same principals 2008 ERA and NSA decide for CA in Europe 2009 EC decides for ERA task in CA

5 Cross Acceptance Today's situation: DACHINL MoU D – F agreement 2006 and update 2008, renewal 2010? BeNeFLuCh MoU on French agreements with Spain, Italy and Portugal Luxemburg and Belgium project with Germany (running) GIG with mid-south Europe GIG with the Nordic and Germany The Netherlands project with Check Republic (almost ready and now incorporating Germany) The Netherlands project with Poland (starting up and extending with ERA to NePoCSkALiG means they dont waite )

6 TSIs and ERA -Cross Acceptance needed as intermediate for TSIs and for existing rolling stock (in the next decades) -TSIs not complete (still: open points, interpretable!, no clear definitions, derogation possible) When we dont close this system soon and keep it closed it will be worse (in 5 or 10 years) then today's situation! (duty for ERA, NOBOs, Manufacturer, RO and NSAs)

7 TSIs and ERA - ERA plans and pace doesnt fit most NSAs/IMs so -planning must be agreed -Ministries have to realise that what is agreed they can handle in the ministry and at level of NSA/IM (personnel (number and knowledge) and for the cost) -Decision making in ERA not (always) clear or transparant

8 Infrastucture Manager What is effectively done by them in the last years to improve the Interoperability??? Did they clean up the rules? Did they make all the rules transparent? Did they harmonise anything? Is there a converge in hardware? Exception: some IMs because of ERTMS corridor!

9 Manufacturers The (bigger) manufacturers started to use Cross Acceptance where possible (with good help of IRL-database) In every new RS-project better and more! The manufacturers are (often) too optimistic in their planning (problems seem to arise at end of process, with the pressure on…) For the TSI CCS EVERY ERTMS-manufacturer built there own simulation centre of a specific track! ( x10 6 ) Improvement: bring costs down heavily by organising that simulations (also remote) can be used on each others simulation- and test centres! Next projects: - help yourself and NSAs to make clear what is or is not covered by TSIs and – make the translation in English

10 Railway Undertaking RUs have already profited from Cross Acceptance and will even more in next future RUs have to realise that TSIs have to be fulfilled: NO MORE interpretations and DEROGATIONS! (from 2day on!!) RU together with Manufacturer responsible for realistic project planning

11 NSAs Some NSAs have invested heavily in Cross Acceptance Some have done (almost next to) nothing Some NSAs/Ministries even make more and new rules! Some NSAs mostly unpredictable planning (depending on responsible employee; changes in staff, new questions, other questions, etc) In some countries NSA-personnel self- responsible!

12 NSAs Some ministries accept unknown UNSAFETY! by directly accepting authorised RS from an other country (IM does infracompatibility check without involvement NSA) More NSAs have so little budget that it isnt possible anymore to act properly (task ministry?) In the next 2-5 years (probably) all NSA have to face a big staff cut down (20 to 40%)

13 NSAs and Ministeries No Harmonisation yet for: Process for technical checking (NOBO/DEBO or NSA) Process for application Cost for PITS (from 250,- up to > , - for same RS-type!)

14 All Parties Whe have done a lot of work, but There is still a lot to do! For EVERYBODY!!

15 All Parties Questions? When done: thank you for your attention!

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