The Standards and Regulation Group (SRG) steers UNIFE’s technical activities in the fields of the European regulatory framework namely: the Interoperability Directive, Safety Directive, and other directives applicable to the European railway system

The SRG is organised so that it provides both overall coordination and steering of the UNIFE’s technical activities concerning the European Technical Regulatory framework (including overseeing the UNIFE Topical and Mirror Groups) and also the interface with other internal UNIFE activities and external organisations.

The SRG interfaces mainly with the following UNIFE Committees:

  • UNIRAILINFRA (civil works and infrastructure interfaces), in particular Energy and Infrastructure subsystems;
  • UNISIG (Control-command interfaces with Rolling Stock and Infrastructure Sub-systems), in particular CCS on board and track-side subsystems;
  • UNIFE Sustainable Transport Committee (STC);
  • ERWA – UNIFE Railway Wheels and Wheelsets Committee
  • UNIFE Technical Plenary



This figure illustrates the SRG's internal structure and interfaces

The SRG also interfaces with the following external organisations/bodies:

  • European Institutions drafting and railway regulations including the European Commission and European Railway Agency
  • European Standardisation Bodies including CEN, and CENELEC via the Joint Programming Committee for Rail (JPCR)
  • Other Rail Sector Associations including CER, EIM, UIC, UIP, UITP, UIRR, EPPTOLA and ERFA via the Group of Representative Bodies and ERA Network of Representative Bodies



This figure illustrates the SRG's external structure and interfaces



For more information, please contact:
Alice Polo
Senior Interoperability and Safety Manager
+32 2 643 70 87