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Extension of Interoperability Regulations to the UK

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Dear European Union Agency for Railways,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

1. details of communications between the ERA and UK rail authorities regarding the extension of the scope of the Interoperability Regulations to the UK;

2. how the cost-benefit anaysis for the UK was carried out;

3. the outcome of the cost-benefit analysis for the UK.

This request is made having regard to some statements in the documents listed below regarding determining costs and benefits and establishing the most viable solution.

Yours faithfully,

J Marriott

DIRECTIVE 2008/57/EC
4. Extension of the scope
4.1. Subcategories of network and vehicles
The scope of the TSIs shall be progressively extended to the whole rail system as referred to in Article 1(4). In order to deliver interoperability cost-effectively further subcategories of all categories of network and vehicles mentioned in this Annex will, where necessary, be developed. If necessary, the functional and technical specifications mentioned in Article 5(3) may vary according to the subcategory
4.2. Cost safeguards
The cost-benefit analysis of the proposed measures will take into consideration, among others, the following:
— cost of the proposed measure,
— benefits to interoperability of an extension of the scope to particular subcategories of networks and vehicles,

INTEROPERABILITY OF RAIL SYSTEM CELEX_02008L0057-20110322 EU

(20) Directive 2004/50/EC provided for the progressive extension of the scope of Directive 2001/16/EC as new TSIs were adopted or existing ones revised….. The scope will be progressively extended to the whole network and all vehicles, provided that an impact assessment shows the economic benefit of so doing.

including

Article 6 Adoption, Publication and Review of TSIs
4. The drafting, adoption and review of each TSI (including the basic parameters) shall take account of the estimated costs and benefits of all the technical solutions considered, together with the interfaces between them, so as to establish and implement the most viable solutions. The Member States shall participate in this assessment by providing the requisite data

and

a proposal for a study by the ERA Economic Evaluation Unit 7 August 2009
EXTENSION OF FIELD OF APPLICATION OF TSIs
ANNEX 4 APPLIED METHODOLOGY GUIDELINES FOR THE ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF THE EXTENSION TO THE SCOPE OF THE TSI Reference:ERA_EE_EXTSCO

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Communication, European Union Agency for Railways

Dear Mr Marriott

We acknowledge receipt of your request.
Your request has been forwarded to the relevant person and a reply will be sent to you in due time.

Best regards

European Union Agency for Railways

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Communication, European Union Agency for Railways

Dear Mr Marriott,

Thank you for your interest in our Agency’s work.
Currently we are processing with your request, but unfortunately it seems it may take a bit longer than expected.
An answer should be sent to you before mid december.
Thank you in advance for your patience.

Best regards

European Union Agency for Railways

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Communication, European Union Agency for Railways

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Dear Mr Marriott

Thank you for your interest in our Agency's activities.
You will find attached the reply to your request
Should you need more information do not hesitate to contact Mr [email address]

Best regards

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