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Interoperability

And Homologation

The PFP intends to actively participate in the key change process arising from the Interoperability Directive and covering issues related to the certification process, including testing and authorization for placing in service of vehicles applicable to the various subsystems.


The recent work carried out within the European Railway Agency, a relevant player in these issues, is evidence of the efforts made in the field of interoperability and the relationship with safety. The PFP - Portuguese Railway Platform, will provide conditions for participation more in line with the benefits associated with better restructuring and functional consistency.

Key development actions:

1. Review the process to accelerate rail certification and authorization within a European legal framework;
2. Survey trends and methodologies for track vehicle authorization;
3. Review authorization procedures (actors, stages, interfaces, national regulatory methodologies);
4. Review economic incentives for implementation of new technologies