WIT Press


The Role Of The Notified Bodies In The Process Of The Railway Liberalization

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR040011

Volume

74

Pages

8

Published

2004

Size

225 kb

Author(s)

G. Sciutto, C. Bellini & A. Gloria

Abstract

Since the 1990s, the European Union has started the process of liberalization and harmonization of the European railway network issuing some directives aimed at separating railways managers from the subjects (railway enterprises) operating rail transport. The access to the public of the railways lines and the commissioning of rolling stock or technological systems are subject to the release of a Conformity Assessment. According to the application context, it is possible to focus at the European and National level the following main assessment areas: European restricted field, National restricted field, voluntary field and field of other transport systems. This renewed survey is based on third part assessment, i.e. achieved by subjects different from infrastructu

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