The 4th Railway Package (RP) is meant to achieve the following objectives:

  • Boost the competitiveness of the railway sector by significantly reducing costs and administrative burden;
  • save businesses from having to file costly multiple applications for vehicle authorisations and safety certificates in the case of operations beyond one single member state;
  • create a ‘one-stop shop’ IT tool which will act as a single-entry point for all such applications, using easy, transparent and consistent procedures;
  • Harmonise the implementation of ERTMS;
  • Reduce the large number of national rules and make them more transparent.