FRANCE’s Railway Safety Board (EPSF) and Germany’s Federal Railway Authority (EBA) have signed a cooperation agreement to improve the management of cross-border rail safety between France and Germany. The agreement was signed by EPSF general director, Mr Laurent Cébulski, and EBA president, Mr Gerald Hörster, on January 5.

The agreement, based on the European Union’s Fourth Railway Package, aims to facilitate a smooth and effective cooperation between the authorities, including the granting of unique safety certificates for operation on cross-border lines, the issuing of an authorisations to place on the market, and the supervision of operators in both countries and on cross-border lines.

EPSF recently concluded similar cooperation agreements with Britain, Italy and Luxemburg.