Information published on 10 April 2018 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 593.

UIC Rail System Department and Standardisation Unit: Cooperation within the APRA Region

UIC attends and assists ERA/OSJD Contact Group

  • Cooperation
  • Rail System
  • Reporting
  • Standardisation

ERA and OSJD & UIC experts attended the ERA/OSJD Contact group meeting held from 13 – 15 March 2018 in Lille

On behalf of Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, UIC Director General, the UIC delegation expressed assurance in the strategical visions of the organisations to be shared and coordinated within the areas of international standardisation and certification.

The meeting adopted the following agenda:

  • Analysis of the parameters of the subsystem “Noise”.
  • Analysis of the parameters of the subsystem “Telematic applications for passenger service (TAP)”.
  • Exchange of practical experience for the purpose of coordinating measures to preserve and improve existing technical and operational compatibility at the CIS-EU border.

When discussing the topic "Analysis of the parameters of the Noise subsystem”, the meeting participants addressed version 4 of the document presented by ERA, considered the technical information presented by the Russian Federation and agreed on a number of additions to Appendix 2 of version 5 of the document.

The meeting asked the delegations of the ERA/OSJD Contact Group to supplement, if necessary, the list of documents used in their countries regarding individually taken basic parameter of the “Noise” subsystem including requirements for maximum permissible values for noise and methods for it to be measured.

Experts of the Russian Federation are to summarise provisions of the GOST standards regarding permissible noise limits, noise measurement distance values from the track axis, noise speed measurement ranges, formulas applied for harmonising the results for noise measurements, dynamic properties of measuring track and wear of the wheels’ test for noise regarding each separately taken basic parameter of the subsystem “Noise”.
ERA is going to provide the ERA/OSJD Contact Group with an updated version 5 of the document at the next meeting from 15 – 17 May 2018 in Warsaw.

During the meeting participants addressed an additional piece of information from the delegations of Moldova and the Republic of Kazakhstan as well as preliminary ERA proposals for inferable conclusions on some points of the document “Analysis of the parameters of the subsystem Telematics Applications for Passenger Transport (TAP)”. Additional information has been agreed and included in the 11th version of the document. A more detailed discussion is going to be conducted at the 47th meeting of ERA/OSJD Contact Group on 15 – 17 May 2018 in Warsaw.

Additional information is going to be provided to ERA on the following points for the 11th version of the TAP document to be released:

  • By the delegation of the Republic of Moldova - with a request for clarification of materials on items 4.2.1.1 and 4.2.2.1;
  • By the delegation of Georgia - requesting information on items 4.2.1.1 and 4.2.2.1;
  • By the delegation of Ukraine - with a request for clarification on item 4.2.19.1;
  • By the delegations of the member countries of the ERA/OSJD Contact Group using the Express-3 system - with the request to complete the information on items 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.9 and 4.2.11;
  • By all delegations of the member countries of the ERA/OSJD Contact Group, who previously provided information on the TAP subsystem, with the request to supplement, as necessary, the remaining items.

ERA will analyse the information received and is going to release an updated 11th version of the TAP document by 30 April 2018.

Technical Regulation and Standardisation

Following the meeting agenda, experts exchanged on practical experience with a view to coordination measures aimed to preserve and improve existing technical and operational compatibility at the CIS-EU border:

  • "Updating information on the implementation process of the EU 4th Railway Package” – presented by ERA;
  • “Temporary Working Group on Vocational Training / Education in Rail Transport” – presented by Ukraine;
  • “Normative requirements for railway specialists” – presented by Latvia;
  • “Issues of Competences’ Management of railway personnel within EU” – presented by ERA.

The meeting took note of “Conference on Vocational Training/Education in Railway Transport” to be held under auspices of OSJD on 22 – 23 October 2018 in Russian Federation.

The representative of DG MOVE, Mrs Cornelia Vasauskaite, called for a deeper study of EU experience to be promoted to OSJD bodies in charge of vocational training / education in rail transport to be carried out in cooperation with ERA and other interested parties.

Within the framework of the discussion on the railway terminology glossary UIC representative, Mr Vytautas Kinderis, invited the meeting’s participants to test the RaiLexic tool (dictionary) developed by UIC and which is available on its website.

For further information please contact Vytautas Kinderis, Standardisation and East/West Relations Coordinator:

kinderis@uic.org

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