UNIFE e-newsletter - Summer Newsletter 2011 - 2/09/2011


Inside this issue


Revision of TSIs

All the TSI (Technical Specification for Interoperability) are now under review: the structural TSIs - Energy, Infrastructure, Rolling Stock, and the transversal TSIs – People with Reduced Mobility, Safety in Railway Tunnels, Noise. The objective of this revision is to extend the geographical scope of the TSI from the Trans European Network (TEN) to the entire railway network, to merge the High Speed and Conventional Rail specifications and to close open points.

UNIFE is very much involved in this activity and strongly supports the European Railway Agency through his network of experts. The new set of specification is expected for end 2012.




UNIFE represents the European Rail Industry in Brussels since 1992. The Association gathers 69 leading large and medium-sized rail supply companies active in the design, manufacture, maintenance and refurbishment of rail transport systems, subsystems and related equipment in Europe. A further one thousand suppliers of railway equipment partake in UNIFE activities through 15 national rail industry associations. UNIFE members have an 80% market share in Europe and supply more than 50% of the worldwide production of rail equipment and services. UNIFE represents its membersí interests at the level of both European and international institutions. On the technical side, UNIFE works on the setting of interoperability standards and coordinates EU-funded research projects that aim at the technical harmonisation of railway systems. The association is one of the supporting bodies of the European Railway Agency.

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For further information, please contact:
Max Obenaus
Head of Communications

UNIFE - The European Rail Industry
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B-1050 Brussels
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