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Commission Decision of 9 November 2007 adopting a common specification of the national vehicle register provided for under Articles 14(4) and (5) of Directives 96/48/EC and 2001/16/EC (notified under document number C(2007) 5357) (2007/756/EC)

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COMMISSION DECISION

of 9 November 2007

adopting a common specification of the national vehicle register provided for under Articles 14(4) and (5) of Directives 96/48/EC and 2001/16/EC

(notified under document number C(2007) 5357)

(2007/756/EC)

(OJ L 305 23.11.2007, p. 30)

Amended by:

 

 

Official Journal

  No

page

date

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COMMISSION DECISION of 10 February 2011

  L 43

33

17.2.2011

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COMMISSION DECISION of 14 November 2012

  L 345

1

15.12.2012

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COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 519/2013 of 21 February 2013

  L 158

74

10.6.2013


Corrected by:

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Corrigendum, OJ L 101, 4.4.2014, p.  15 (2012/757/EU)




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COMMISSION DECISION

of 9 November 2007

adopting a common specification of the national vehicle register provided for under Articles 14(4) and (5) of Directives 96/48/EC and 2001/16/EC

(notified under document number C(2007) 5357)

(2007/756/EC)



THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 96/48/EC of 23 July 1996 on the interoperability of the trans-European high-speed rail system ( 1 ), and in particular Articles 14(4) and (5) thereof,

Having regard to Directive 2001/16/EC of 19 March 2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the interoperability of the trans-European conventional rail system ( 2 ), and in particular Articles 14(4) and (5) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Where Member States authorise the placing in service of rolling stock, they have to ensure that an identification code is assigned to each individual vehicle. This code should then be entered in a national vehicle register (hereafter NVR). This register must be accessible for consultation by authorised representatives from competent authorities and stakeholders. The different national registers should be consistent as regards data contents and data formatting. This requires their establishment on the basis of common operational and technical specifications.

(2)

The common specifications for the NVR should be adopted on the basis of the draft specification prepared by the European Railway Agency (hereafter the Agency). These draft specifications should include in particular the definition of: the content, the functional and technical architecture, the data format, the operating modes, including rules for data input and consultation.

(3)

This Decision has been prepared on the basis of the recommendation of the Agency No ERA/REC/INT/01-2006 dated 28 July 2006.

The NVR of a Member State should contain all vehicles authorised in that Member State. However freight wagons and passenger cars should be only registered in the NVR of the Member State where they are first placed in service.

(4)

A standard form should be used for purposes of vehicles registration, confirmation of registration, alteration of registration item(s) and confirmation of the change(s).

(5)

Each Member State should establish a computer-based NVR. All NVRs should be linked to a central Virtual Vehicle Register (hereafter VVR) managed by the Agency in order to establish the register of documents on interoperability provided for Article 19 of Regulation (EC) No 881/2004 ( 3 ). The VVR should allow users to search all NVRs through a single portal and enable exchange of data between national NVRs. However, for technical reasons, the link to the VVR cannot be set up immediately. Therefore, Member States should only be required to connect their NVRs to the central VVR once the effective functioning of the VVR has been demonstrated. To this end, the Agency will carry out a pilot project.

(6)

According to item No 8 of the minutes of the meeting No 40 of the Regulatory Committee established under Article 21 of Directive 2001/16/EC, all existing vehicles should be registered in the NVR of the Member State where they were formerly registered. The transfer of data should take into account an adequate transition period and data availability.

(7)

In accordance with Article 14(4)(b) of Directive 96/48/EC and Article 14(4)(b) of Directive 2001/16/EC, the NVR should be kept and updated by a body independent of any railway undertaking. Member States should inform the Commission and the other Member States of the body which they have designated for this purpose, inter alia, in order to facilitate the exchange of information between these bodies.

(8)

Some Member States have an extensive 1 520 mm gauge network operating a fleet of wagons that is common to the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries. This has resulted in a common registration system that is an important element of the interoperability and safety of this 1 520 mm network. This specific situation should be recognized and specific rules established to avoid lack of consistency in the EU- and CIS-related obligations for the same vehicle.

(9)

The rules laid down in Annex P of the TSI on traffic operations and management are applicable with regard to the numbering system of vehicles for the purpose of registration in the NVR. The Agency will develop a guide for the harmonised application of these rules.

(10)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee established under Article 21 of Directive 96/48/EC,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:



Article 1

The common specifications of the National Vehicle Register in accordance with Article 14(5) of Directive 96/48/EC and Article 14(5) of Directive 2001/16/EC, as set out in the Annex, are hereby adopted.

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Article 1a

Appendix 6 of the Annex of this Decision shall apply from 1 January 2014.

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Article 2

When registering vehicles after the entry into force of this Decision, Member States shall use the common specifications laid down in the Annex.

Article 3

Member States shall register existing vehicles as provided for in section 4 of the Annex.

Article 4

1.  In accordance with Article 14(4)(b) of Directive 96/48/EC and Article 14(4)(b) of Directive 2001/16/EC, Member States shall designate a national body which shall be responsible for the keeping and updating of the National Vehicle Register. This body can be the National Safety Authority of the Member State concerned. Member States shall ensure that these bodies cooperate and share information in order to ensure that data changes are communicated in a timely manner.

2.  Member States shall inform the Commission and the other Member States, within one year of the entry into force of this decision, of the body designated in accordance with paragraph 1.

Article 5

1.  Rolling stock placed in service for the first time in Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania and intended to be used outside the European Union as part of common 1 520 mm rail system wagons fleet shall be registered in both the NVR and the Information Database of the Council of Railway Transport of the Commonwealth of Independent States. In this case, the 8-digit numbering system may be applied instead of the numbering system specified in the Annex.

2.  Rolling stock placed in service for the first time in a third country and intended to be used inside the European Union as part of the common 1 520 mm rail system wagons fleet shall not be registered in the NVR. However, in conformity with article 14(4) of Directive 2001/16/EC, it must be possible to retrieve information listed in Article 14(5)(c), (d) and (e) from the Information Database of the CIS Council of Railway Transport.

Article 6

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

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ANNEX

1.   DATA

The data format of the national vehicle register (hereinafter referred to as ‘NVR’) is as follows.

The item numbering follows the logic of the proposed standard registration form in Appendix 4.

In addition, field(s) may be added such as comments, identification of vehicles under investigation (see Section 3.4), etc.



1.

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Compulsory

Content

Numeric identification code as defined in Annex P to the Technical Specification for Interoperability (TSI) on ‘operation and traffic management’ (hereinafter referred to as ‘OPE TSI’) (1)

 

Format

1.1.  Number

12 digits

1.2.  Previous number (if applicable, for renumbered vehicle)

 

2.

Member State and NSA

Compulsory

Content

Identification of the Member State where the vehicle has been registered and NSA that authorised its placing in service

 

Format

2.1.   ►M2  Member State numeric code as defined in Appendix 6, part 4 ◄

Two-digit code

2.2.  Name of NSA

Text

3.

Manufacturing year

Compulsory

Content

Year in which the vehicle left the factory

 

Format

3.  Manufacturing year

YYYY

4.

EC reference

Compulsory (when available)

Content

References to the ‘EC’ declaration of verification and the issuing body (the applicant)

 

Format

4.1.  Date of declaration

Date

4.2.  EC reference

Text

4.3.  Name of issuing body (applicant)

Text

4.4.  Registered business number

Text

4.5.  Address of organisation, street and number

Text

4.6.  Town

Text

4.7.  Country code

ISO (see Appendix 2)

4.8.  Post code

Alphanumeric code

5.

Reference to the European Register of Authorised Types of Vehicles (ERATV)

Compulsory (2)

Content

Reference allowing retrieval of the relevant technical data from ERATV (3); the reference is compulsory if the type is defined in ERATV

 

Format

5.  Reference allowing retrieval of the relevant technical data from ERATV

Alphanumeric code(s)

5bis

Series

Optional

Content

Identification of a series, if the vehicle is part of a series

 

5bis  Series

Text

6.

Restrictions

Compulsory

Content

Any restrictions on how the vehicle may be used

 

Format

6.1.  Coded restrictions

(see Appendix 1)

Code

6.2  Non-coded restrictions

Text

7.

Owner

Compulsory

Content

Identification of the owner of the vehicle

 

Format

7.1.  Name of organisation

Text

7.2.  Registered business number

Text

7.3.  Address of organisation, street and number

Text

7.4.  Town

Text

7.5.  Country code

ISO (see Appendix 2)

7.6.  Post code

Alphanumeric code

8.

Keeper

Compulsory

Content

Identification of the keeper of the vehicle

 

Format

8.1.  Name of organisation

Text

8.2.  Registered business number

Text

8.3.  Address of organisation, street and number

Text

8.4.  Town

Text

8.5.  Country code

ISO (see Appendix 2)

8.6.  Post code

Alphanumeric code

8.7.  VKM (if available)

Alphanumeric code

9.

Entity in charge of maintenance

Compulsory

Content

Reference to the entity in charge of maintenance

 

Format

9.1.  Entity in charge of maintenance

Text

9.2.  Registered business number

Text

9.3.  Address of entity, street and number

Text

9.4.  Town

Text

9.5.  Country code

ISO

9.6.  Post code

Alphanumeric code

9.7.  E-mail address

E-mail

10.

Withdrawal

Compulsory when applicable

Content

Date of official scrapping and/or other disposal arrangement and the code for withdrawal mode

 

Format

10.1.  Mode of disposal

(see Appendix 3)

Two-digit code

10.2.  Withdrawal date

Date

11.

Member States where the vehicle is authorised

Compulsory

Content

List of Member States where the vehicle is authorised

 

Format

11.   ►M2  Member State numeric code as defined in Appendix 6, part 4 ◄

List

12.

Authorisation number

Compulsory

Content

Harmonised authorisation number for placing in service, generated by NSA

 

Format

12.  Authorisation number

For existing vehicles: text

For new vehicles: alphanumeric code based on EIN, see Appendix 2

13.

Authorisation of placing in service

Compulsory

Content

Date of authorisation for placing the vehicle in service (4) and its validity

 

Format

13.1.  Date of authorisation

Date (YYYYMMDD)

13.2.  Authorisation valid until (if specified)

Date (YYYYMMDD)

13.3.  Suspension of authorisation

Yes/No

(1)   Not used.

(2)   For vehicle types authorised in accordance with Article 26 of Directive 2008/57/EC.

(3)   The register provided for in Article 34 of Directive 2008/57/EC.

(4)   Authorisation delivered in accordance with Chapter V of Directive 2008/57/EC or authorisation delivered in accordance with the authorisation regimes existing before transposition of Directive 2008/57/EC.

2.   ARCHITECTURE

2.1.    Links with other registers

Several registers are being set up partly as a consequence of the new EU regulatory regime. The table below summarises which registers and databases might have links with the NVR when they are implemented.



Register or database

Entity responsible

Other entities having access

NVR

(Interoperability Directive)

Registration Entity (RE) (1) /NSA

Other NSA/RE/RU/IM/IB/RB/Keeper/Owner/ERA/OTIF

ERATV

(Interoperability Directive)

ERA

Public

RSRD

(TAF TSI & SEDP)

Keeper

RU/IM/NSA/ERA/Keeper/Workshops

WIMO

(TAF TSI & SEDP)

Not yet decided

RU/IM/NSA/ERA/Keeper/Workshops/User

Railway rolling stock registry (2) (Cape Town Convention)

Registrar

Public

OTIF register

(COTIF 99 — ATMF)

OTIF

Competent Authorities/RU/IM/IB/RB/Keeper/Owner/ERA/OTIF Sec.

(1)   The Registration Entity (‘RE’) is the entity designated by each Member State, in accordance with Article 33(1)(b) of Directive 2008/57/EC, for keeping and updating the NVR.

(2)   As provided for in the Luxembourg Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on matters specific to railway rolling stock, signed in Luxembourg on 23 February 2007.

It is not possible to wait for all registers to be ready before implementing the NVR. Therefore, the specification of the NVR must allow for later interfacing with these other registers. To this end:

 ERATV: reference is made to this in the NVR, by providing a reference to the vehicle type. The key for linking both registers is item No 5,

 RSRD: this includes some ‘administrative’ items of the NVR. Under specification within the TAF TSI SEDP. The SEDP will take account of the NVR specification,

 WIMO: this includes data from RSRD and maintenance data. No link with the NVR is envisaged,

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 VKMR: this register is managed by ERA and OTIF in cooperation (ERA for the EU and OTIF for all non-EU OTIF Member States). The keeper is recorded in the NVR. Appendix 6 specifies other global central registers (such as vehicle type codes, interoperability codes, country codes, etc.) to be managed by a ‘central body’ resulting from cooperation between ERA and OTIF,

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 railway rolling stock registry (Cape Town Convention/Luxembourg Protocol): this is a register of financial information related to mobile equipment. It has not yet been developed. There is a possible link because the UNIDROIT register needs information on the vehicle number and owner. The key for linking both registers is the first EVN assigned to the vehicle,

 OTIF registers: OTIF registers are being developed taking account of the EU vehicle registers.

The architecture of the whole system, as well as the links between the NVR and other registers, will be defined in such a way as to allow retrieval of the requested information when necessary.

2.2.    The EU global NVR architecture

The NVR registers will be implemented by means of a decentralised solution. The objective is to implement a search engine for distributed data, using a common software application, to allow users to retrieve data from all the Local Registers (LR) in the Member States.

NVR data will be stored at national level and will be accessible using a web-based application (with its own web address).

The European Centralised Virtual Vehicle Register (EC VVR) will be composed of two sub-systems:

 the Virtual Vehicle Register (VVR), which is the central search engine in ERA,

 the National Vehicle Register(s) (NVR), which are the LR in the Member States. The Member States can use the standard NVR (sNVR) developed by the Agency or develop their own applications in conformity with this specification. In the latter case, for communication by the NVR with the VVR the Member States will use a Translation Engine (TE) developed by the Agency.

Figure 1

EC-VVR architecture

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This architecture is based on two complementary sub-systems to enable searches on data stored locally in all Member States. It will:

 establish computerised registers at national level and open them to cross-consultation,

 replace paper registers by computerised records, to allow the Member States to manage and share information with other Member States,

 allow connections between the NVRs and the VVR, using common standards and terminology.

The main principles of this architecture are as follows:

 all NVRs will be part of the computer based network system,

 all Member States will view the common data when accessing the system,

 double registration of data and possible related errors will be avoided once the VVR has been established,

 up-to-date data.

The Agency will make available to the REs the following installation files and documents to be used for setting up the sNVR and TE and for connecting them to the central VVR:

 installation files:

 

 sNVR_Installation_Files,

 TE_Installation_Files,

 documents:

 

 Administrator_Guide_sNVR,

 CSV_export,

 CSV_import,

 sNVR_Deployment_Guide,

 User_Guide_sNVR,

 NVR-TE_Deployment_Guide,

 NVR-TE_Integration_Guide,

 User_Guide_VVR.

3.   OPERATING MODE

3.1.    Use of the NVR

The NVR is to be used for the following purposes:

 recording authorisation,

 recording the EVN allocated to vehicles,

 looking for brief, European-wide information on a particular vehicle,

 following up legal aspects such as obligations and legal information,

 retrieving information for inspections mainly related to safety and maintenance,

 enabling contact with the owner and keeper,

 cross-checking some safety requirements before issuing Safety Certificates,

 following up a particular vehicle.

3.2.    Application forms

3.2.1.    Application for registration

The form to be used is in Appendix 4.

The entity applying for vehicle registration ticks the ‘New registration’ box. It then fills in the first part of the form with all the necessary information from item 2 to item 9 and item 11 and then forwards it to the:

 RE of the Member State where registration is sought,

 RE of the first Member State where it intends to operate, for a vehicle coming from a third country.

3.2.2.    Registering a vehicle and issuing a European Vehicle Number.

In the case of first registration, the RE concerned issues the European Vehicle number.

It is possible to have a separate registration form per vehicle or a single form for a whole set of vehicles of the same series or order with a list of the vehicle numbers attached.

The RE must take reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy of the data it enters in the NVR. To this end the RE can request information from other REs, in particular when the entity applying for registration in a Member State is not established in that Member State.

3.2.3.    Changing one or more registration item(s)

The entity applying for a change to its vehicle registration item(s):

 ticks the ‘Modification’ box,

 fills in the current EVN (item No 0),

 ticks the box(es) before the modified item(s),

 enters the new content of the modified item(s), and then forwards the form to the REs of all the Member States where the vehicle is registered.

The use of the standard form might not be sufficient for certain cases. If necessary, the RE concerned may therefore submit additional documents in either paper or electronic form.

Unless otherwise specified in the registration documents, the keeper of the vehicle is considered to be the ‘registration holder’ in the meaning of Article 33(3) of Directive 2008/57/EC.

Should a keeper change, it is the responsibility of the currently registered keeper to notify the RE and the RE has to notify the new keeper of the change of registration. The former keeper is removed from the NVR and relieved of its responsibilities only when the new keeper has acknowledged its acceptance of keeper status. If on the date of de-registration of the currently registered keeper no new keeper has accepted the keeper status, the registration of the vehicle is suspended.

In cases where, in accordance with the OPE TSI, due to technical changes, the vehicle has to be given a new EVN, the registration holder shall inform of these changes and, if applicable, of the new authorisation for placing in service the RE of the Member State where the vehicle is registered. This RE shall assign to the vehicle a new EVN.

3.2.4.    Withdrawal of registration

The entity applying for withdrawal of registration ticks the ‘Withdrawal’ box. It then fills in item No 10 and forwards the form to the REs of all the Member States where the vehicle is registered.

The RE delivers the withdrawal registration by filling in the date of withdrawal and acknowledging the withdrawal to the entity.

3.2.5.    Authorisation in several Member States

1. When a vehicle equipped with a driving cab already authorised and registered in one Member State is authorised in another Member State, it must be registered in the NVR of the latter Member State. In this case, however, only data relating to items 1, 2, 6, 11, 12 and 13 and, where relevant, data relating to the fields added to the NVR by the latter Member State are to be recorded, as only these data relate to the latter Member State.

This provision is applicable as long as the VVR and the links with all relevant NVRs are not fully operational and, during this period, the REs concerned will exchange information in order to ensure that data relating to the same vehicle are consistent.

2. Vehicles not equipped with a driving cab, such as freight wagons, passenger cars and some special vehicles, are registered only in the NVR of the Member State where they are first placed in service.

3. For any vehicle, the NVR where it is firstly registered contains the data relating to items 2, 6, 12 and 13 for each of the Member States where an authorisation for placing in service has been granted to this vehicle.

3.3.    Access rights

The access rights to data of an NVR from a given Member State ‘XX’ are listed in the table below, in which the access codes are defined as follows:



Access code

Type of access

0.

No access

1.

Restricted consultation (conditions in ‘Read rights’ column)

2.

Unrestricted consultation

3.

Restricted consultation and updating

4.

Unrestricted consultation and updating



Entity

Definition

Read rights

Update rights

Item No 7

All other items

RE/NSA‘XX’

RE/NSA in Member State ‘XX’

All data

All data

4

4

Other NSA/REs

Other NSAs and/or other REs

All data

None

2

2

ERA

European Railway Agency

All data

None

2

2

Keepers

Vehicle Keeper

All data on vehicles of which it is keeper

None

1

1

Fleet managers

Manager of vehicles as appointed by the keeper

Vehicles for which they have been appointed manager by the keeper

None

1

1

Owners

Owner of the vehicle

All data on vehicles of which they are the owners

None

1

1

RUs

Train Operator

All data based on vehicle number

None

0

1

IMs

Infrastructure Manager

All data based on vehicle number

None

0

1

IBs and RBs

Checking and auditing bodies notified by Member States

All data on vehicles being checked or audited

None

2

2

Other legitimate users

All casual users recognised by NSA or ERA

To be defined as appropriate, duration possibly limited

None

0

1

3.4.    Historical records

All data in the NVR must be retained for 10 years from the date of withdrawal of a vehicle registration. As a minimum, data must be available online for the first 3 years. After 3 years, data may be kept either electronically, in paper form or in any other archiving system. If at any time during the 10-year period an investigation involving a vehicle or vehicles is started, data relating to these vehicles must be retained beyond the 10-year period if so required.

After withdrawal of a vehicle registration, any of the registration numbers assigned to the vehicle must not be assigned to any other vehicle for 100 years from the date the vehicle is withdrawn.

Any changes in the NVR should be recorded. The management of historical changes could be addressed by IT solutions.

4.   EXISTING VEHICLES

4.1.    Data content

The 13 data items retained are listed below, with an indication as to which are compulsory and which are not.

4.1.1.    Item No 1 — European Vehicle Number (Compulsory)

(a)   Vehicles already possessing a 12-digit number

Countries where there is a unique country code:

These vehicles should keep their current number. The 12-digit number should be registered as such without any modification.

Countries where there is both a main country code and a previously allocated specific code:

 Germany, with the main country code 80 and the specific code 68 for AAE (Ahaus Alstätter Eisenbahn),

 Switzerland, with the main country code 85 and the specific code 63 for BLS (Bern–Lötschberg–Simplon Eisenbahn),

 Italy, with the main country code 83 and the specific code 64 for FNME (Ferrovie Nord Milano Esercizio),

 Hungary, with the main country code 55 and the specific code 43 for GySEV/ROeEE (Győr-Sopron-Ebenfurti Vasút Részvénytársaság/Raab-Ödenburg-Ebenfurter Eisenbahn).

These vehicles should keep their current number. The 12-digit number should be registered as such without any modification ( 4 ).

The IT system has to consider both codes (main country code and specific code) as relating to the same country.

(b)   Vehicles without a 12-digit number

A two-step procedure applies.

 A 12-digit number (according to OPE TSI) defined in accordance with the vehicle’s characteristics is allocated in the NVR. The IT system should link this registered number to the current vehicle number.

 For vehicles used in international traffic, except those reserved for historical use: the 12-digit number is physically applied to the vehicle itself within a period of 6 years after allocation in the NVR. For vehicles used in domestic traffic and for those reserved for historical use: the physical application of the 12-digit number is voluntary.

4.1.2.    Item No 2 — Member State and NSA (Compulsory)

The item ‘Member State’ must always refer to the Member State where the vehicle is registered in its NVR. For vehicles from third countries, this item refers to the first Member State that authorised the vehicle to be placed in service on the European Union rail network. The item ‘NSA’ refers to the entity that delivered the authorisation for placing the vehicle in service.

4.1.3.    Item No 3 — Manufacturing Year

Where the manufacturing year is not known precisely, the approximate year should be entered.

4.1.4.    Item No 4 — EC Reference

Normally such a reference does not exist for existing vehicles except for a handful of HS RS. To be recorded only if available.

4.1.5.    Item No 5 — Reference to the ERATV

To be recorded only if available.

Until ERATV is set up, reference may be made to the Rolling Stock Register (Article 22a of Council Directive 96/48/EC ( 5 ) and Article 24 of Directive 2001/16/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 6 )).

4.1.6.    Item No 6 — Restrictions

To be recorded only if available.

4.1.7.    Item No 7 — Owner (Compulsory)

Compulsory and normally available.

4.1.8.    Item No 8 — Keeper (Compulsory)

Compulsory and normally available. The VKM (unique code as indicated in the VKM register) must be entered if the keeper has it.

4.1.9.    Item No 9 — Entity in charge of maintenance (Compulsory)

This item is compulsory.

4.1.10.    Item No 10 — Withdrawal

Applicable as appropriate.

4.1.11.    Item No 11 — Member States where the vehicle is authorised

Normally, RIV wagons, RIC coaches and vehicles under bilateral or multilateral agreements are registered as such. If this information is available it should be recorded accordingly.

4.1.12.    Item No 12 — Authorisation number

To be recorded only if available

4.1.13.    Item No 13 — Placing in service (Compulsory)

Where the date of placing into service is not known precisely, the approximate year should be entered.

4.2.    Procedure

The entity previously responsible for vehicle registration is to make all information available to the NSA or RE of the country where it is located.

Existing freight wagons and passenger cars are to be registered only in the NVR of the Member State where the former registration entity was located.

If an existing vehicle had been authorised in several Member States, the RE that registers this vehicle sends the relevant data to the REs of the other Member States concerned.

The NSA or RE includes the information in its NVR.

The NSA or RE informs all the parties involved when the information transfer is completed. At least the following entities are to be informed:

 the entity previously responsible for vehicle registration,

 the keeper,

 ERA.




Appendix 1

RESTRICTION CODING

1.   PRINCIPLES

Restrictions (technical characteristics) already recorded in other registers to which NSAs have access do not need to be repeated in the NVR.

Acceptance in cross-border traffic is based on:

 the information coded in the vehicle number,

 the alphabetical coding, and

 the vehicle marking.

Therefore, such information does not need to be repeated in the NVR.

2.   STRUCTURE

The codes are structured in three levels:

 1st level: Category of restriction,

 2nd level: Type of restriction,

 3rd level: Value or specification.



Restriction Coding

Cat

Type

Value

Name

1

 

 

Technical restriction related to construction

 

1

Numeric (3)

Minimum curve radius in metres

 

2

Track circuit restrictions

 

3

Numeric (3)

Speed restrictions in km/h (marked on wagons and coaches but not marked on locomotives)

2

 

 

Geographical restriction

 

1

Alphanumeric (3)

Kinematic gauge (coding WAG TSI Annex C)

 

2

Coded list

Wheel set gauge

 

 

1

Variable gauge 1435/1520

 

 

2

Variable gauge 1435/1668

 

3

No CCS on board

 

4

ERTMS A on board

 

5

Numeric (3)

B system on board (1)

3

 

 

Environmental restrictions

 

1

Coded list

Climatic zone EN50125/1999

 

 

1

T1

 

 

2

T2

 

 

3

T3

4

 

 

Restrictions on use included in the authorisation certificate

 

1

Time-based

 

2

Condition-based (distance travelled, wear, etc.)

(1)   If the vehicle is equipped with more than one B system, an individual code for each system must be indicated. — 1xx is used for a vehicle equipped with a signalling system, — 2xx is used for a vehicle equipped with radio.




Appendix 2

STRUCTURE AND CONTENT OF THE EIN

Code for the harmonised numbering system, called European Identification Number (EIN), for Safety Certificates and other documents

Example:



I

T

5

1

2

0

0

6

0

0

0

5

Country code

(two letters)

Type of document

(two digits)

Issue year

(four digits)

Counter

(four digits)

Field 1

Field 2

Field 3

Field 4

FIELD 1 —   COUNTRY CODE (TWO LETTERS)

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The codes are those officially published and updated on the European website in the Interinstitutional style guide (http://publications.eu.int/code/en/en-5000600.htm)



STATE

CODE

Austria

AT

Belgium

BE

Bulgaria

BG

Croatia

HR

Cyprus

CY

Czech Republic

CZ

Denmark

DK

Estonia

EE

Finland

FI

France

FR

Germany

DE

Greece

EL

Hungary

HU

Iceland

IS

Ireland

IE

Italy

IT

Latvia

LV

Liechtenstein

LI

Lithuania

LT

Luxembourg

LU

Norway

NO

Malta

MT

Netherlands

NL

Poland

PL

Portugal

PT

Romania

RO

Slovak Republic

SK

Slovenia

SI

Spain

ES

Sweden

SE

Switzerland

CH

United Kingdom

UK

The code for multinational safety authorities should be composed in the same way. Currently there is only one authority: the Channel Tunnel Safety Authority. It is proposed to use the following code:



MULTINATIONAL SAFETY AUTHORITY

CODE

Channel Tunnel Safety Authority

CT

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FIELD 2 —   TYPE OF DOCUMENT (TWO-DIGIT NUMBER)

Two digits allow the type of document to be identified:

 the first digit identifies the general classification of the document,

 the second digit specifies the document subtype.

This numbering system can be extended when other codes are needed. The following list is a proposed list of known, possible combinations of two-digit numbers plus combinations for authorisation of the placing in service of vehicles:



Number combination for Field 2

Document type

Document subtype

[0 1]

Licences

Licences for RUs

[0 x]

Licences

Others

[1 1]

Safety Certificate

Part A

[1 2]

Safety Certificate

Part B

[1 x]

Reserved

Reserved

[2 1]

Safety Authorisation

 

[2 2]

Reserved

Reserved

[2 x]

Reserved

Reserved

[3 x]

Reserved, e.g. maintenance for rolling stock, for infrastructure or other

 

[4 x]

Reserved for Notified Bodies

E.g. different kinds of Notified Bodies

[5 1] and [5 5] (1)

Authorisation for placing in service

Tractive vehicles

[5 2] and [5 6] (1)

Authorisation for placing in service

Hauled passenger vehicles

[5 3] and [5 7] (1)

Authorisation for placing in service

Wagons

[5 4] and [5 8] (1)

Authorisation for placing in service

Special vehicles

[5 9] (2)

Authorisation of type of vehicle

 

[6 0]

Authorisation for placing in service

Infrastructure, Energy and Control Command Signalling track-side assembly Subsystems

[6 1]

Authorisation for placing in service

Infrastructure Subsystem

[6 2]

Authorisation for placing in service

Energy Subsystem

[6 3]

Authorisation for placing in service

Control Command Signalling track-side assembly Subsystem

[7 1]

Train driving licence

Counter up to and including 9 999

[7 2]

Train driving licence

Counter between 10 000 up to and including 19 000

[7 3]

Train driving licence

Counter between 20 000 up to and including 29 000

[8 x] … [9 x]

Reserved (two document types)

Reserved (10 subtypes each]

(1)   If the four digits reserved for Field 4 ‘Counter’ are fully used within a year, the first two digits of Field 2 will change respectively from: — [5 1] to [5 5] for tractive vehicles, — [5 2] to [5 6] for hauled passenger vehicles, — [5 3] to [5 7] for wagons, — [5 4] to [5 8] for special vehicles.

(2)   The digits allocated in Field 4 are: — from 1 000 to 1 999 for traction vehicles, — from 2 000 to 2 999 for hauled passenger vehicles, — from 3 000 to 3 999 for wagons, — from 4 000 to 4 999 for special vehicles.

FIELD 3 —   ISSUE YEAR (FOUR-DIGIT NUMBER)

This Field indicates the year (in the specified format yyyy, i.e. four digits) in which the authorisation was issued.

FIELD 4 —   COUNTER

The counter is a progressive number incremented by one unit each time a document is issued, regardless if it is a new, renewed or updated/amended authorisation. Even where a certificate is revoked or an authorisation is suspended, its number cannot be used again.

Every year the counter restarts from zero.




Appendix 3

WITHDRAWAL CODING



Code

Withdrawal mode

Description

00

None

The vehicle has a valid registration.

10

Registration suspended

No reason specified

The vehicle’s registration is suspended at the request of the owner or keeper or by a decision of the NSA or RE.

11

Registration suspended

The vehicle is destined for storage in working order as an inactive or strategic reserve.

20

Registration transferred

The vehicle is known to be reregistered under a different number or by a different NVR, for continued use on (all or part of) the European railway network.

30

Withdrawal

No reason specified

The vehicle’s registration for operating on the European railway network has ended without known reregistration.

31

Withdrawal

The vehicle is destined for continued use as a rail vehicle outside the European railway network.

32

Withdrawal

The vehicle is destined for the recovery of major interoperable constituents/modules/spares or major rebuilding.

33

Withdrawal

The vehicle is destined for scrapping and disposal of materials (including major spares) for recycling.

34

Withdrawal

The vehicle is destined to be ‘historic preserved rolling stock’ for operation on a segregated network, or for static display, outside the European railway network.

Use of codes

 If the reason for withdrawal is not specified, codes 10, 20 and 30 are to be used to indicate the change of registration status.

 If the reason for withdrawal is available, codes 11, 31, 32, 33 and 34 are options available within the NVR database. These codes are based solely on information provided by the keeper or owner to the RE.

Registration issues

 A vehicle that has its registration suspended or withdrawn may not operate on the European railway network under the recorded registration.

 A reactivation of a registration after suspension will require the verification by the registration entity of the conditions which caused the suspension.

 A transfer of registration under the conditions set out in Article 1b of Commission Decision 2006/920/EC ( 7 ) and Article 1b of Commission Decision 2008/231/EC ( 8 ), as amended by Decision 2010/640/EU ( 9 ), consists of a new registration of the vehicle and subsequent withdrawal of the old registration.




Appendix 4

STANDARD FORM FOR REGISTRATION

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Appendix 5



GLOSSARY

Abbreviation

Definition

CCS

Control Command System

CIS

Commonwealth of Independent States

COTIF

Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail

CR

Conventional Rail (System)

DB

Database

EC

European Commission

EC VVR

European Centralised Virtual Vehicle Register

EIN

European Identification Number

EN

European Standard (Euro Norm)

EVN

European Vehicle Number

ERA

European Railway Agency, also referred to as ‘the Agency’

ERATV

European Register of Authorised Types of Vehicles

ERTMS

European Rail Traffic Management System

EU

European Union

HS

High Speed (System)

IB

Investigating Body

ISO

International Organisation for Standardisation

IM

Infrastructure Manager

INF

Infrastructure

IT

Information Technology

LR

Local Register

NoBo

Notified Body

NSA

National Safety Authority

NVR

National Vehicle Register

OPE (TSI)

Operation and Traffic management (TSI)

OTIF

Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail

RE

Registration Entity, i.e. the body responsible for keeping and updating the NVR

RB

Regulatory Body

RIC

Regulations governing the reciprocal use of carriages and brake vans in international traffic

RIV

Regulations concerning the reciprocal use of wagons in international traffic

RS or RST

Rolling Stock

RSRD (TAF)

Rolling Stock Reference Database (TAF)

RU

Railway Undertaking

SEDP (TAF)

Strategic European Deployment Plan (TAF)

TAF (TSI)

Telematic Applications for Freight (TSI)

TSI

Technical Specification for Interoperability

VKM

Vehicle Keeper Marking

VKMR

Vehicle Keeper Marking Register

VVR

Virtual Vehicle Register

WAG (TSI)

Wagon (TSI)

WIMO (TAF)

Wagon and Intermodal Operational Database (TAF)

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Appendix 6

PART ‘0’ —    VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION

General remarks

This appendix describes the European Vehicle Number and linked marking applied in a visible manner on the vehicle to identify it uniquely and in a permanent manner during operation. It does not describe other numbers or markings eventually engraved or fixed in a permanent manner on the chassis or the main components of the vehicle during its construction.

European Vehicle number and linked abbreviations

Each railway vehicle receives a number consisting of 12 figures (called European Vehicle Number (EVN)) with the following structure:



Rolling stock group

Interoperability capability and vehicle type

[2 figures]

Country in which the vehicle is registered

[2 figures]

Technical characteristics

[4 figures]

Serial number

[3 figures]

Check digit

[1 figure]

Wagons

00 to 09

10 to 19

20 to 29

30 to 39

40 to 49

80 to 89

[details in part 6]

01 to 99

[details in part 4]

0000 to 9999

[details in part 9]

000 to 999

0 to 9

[details in part 3]

Hauled passenger vehicles

50 to 59

60 to 69

70 to 79

[details in part 7]

0000 to 9999

[details in part 10]

000 to 999

Tractive rolling stock and units in a train set in fixed or pre-defined formation

90 to 99

[details in part 8]

0000000 to 8999999

[the meaning of these figures is defined by the Member States, eventually by bilateral or multilateral agreement]

Special vehicles

9000 to 9999

[details in part 11]

000 to 999

In a given country, the 7 digits of technical characteristics and serial number are sufficient to identify uniquely a vehicle inside the groups of hauled passenger vehicles and special vehicles ( 10 ).

Alphabetical markings complete the number:

(a) abbreviation of the country in which the vehicle is registered (details in part 4);

(b) Vehicle Keeper Marking (details in part 1);

(c) abbreviations of the technical characteristics (details in part 12 for the wagons, part 13 for the hauled passenger vehicles).

The European Vehicle Number shall be changed when it does not reflect the interoperability capability or technical characteristics according to this Appendix due to technical modifications of the vehicle. Such technical modifications may require a new placing in service according to Articles 20 to 25 of Directive 2008/57/EC.

PART 1 —   VEHICLE KEEPER MARKING

1.    Definition of the Vehicle Keeper Marking (VKM)

A Vehicle Keeper Marking (VKM) is an alphabetic code, consisting of 2 to 5 letters ( 11 ). A VKM is inscribed on each rail vehicle, near the European Vehicle Number. The VKM identifies the Vehicle Keeper as registered in a National Vehicle Register.

A VKM is unique and valid in all countries covered by this TSI and all countries that enter into an agreement that involves the application of the system of vehicle numbering and VKM as described in this TSI.

2.    Format of the Vehicle Keeper Marking

The VKM is representation of the full name or abbreviation of the vehicle keeper, if possible in a recognisable manner. All 26 letters of the Latina alphabet may be used. The letters in the VKM are written in capitals. Letters that do not stand for first letters of words in the keeper’s name may be written in lower case. For checking uniqueness, the letters written in lower case will be taken as written in capitals.

Letters may contain diacritical signs ( 12 ). Diacritical signs used by these letters are ignored for checking uniqueness.

For vehicles of keepers that reside in a country that does not use the Latin alphabet, a translation of the VKM in its own alphabet may be applied behind the VKM separated from it by a slash-sign (‘/’). This translated VKM is disregarded for data-processing purposes.

3.    Provisions about allocation of Vehicle Keeper Markings

A vehicle keeper can be issued more than one VKM, in case:

 the vehicle keeper has a formal name in more than one language;

 a vehicle keeper has good cause to distinguish between separate vehicle fleets within his organisation.

A single VKM can be issued for a group of companies:

 that belong to single corporate structure (e.g. holding structure);

 that belong to a single corporate structure that has appointed and mandated one organisation within this structure to handle all issues on behalf of all others;

 that has mandated a separate, single legal entity for handling all issues on their behalf, in which event the legal entity is the keeper.

4.    Register of Vehicle Keeper Markings and procedure for allocation

The register of VKM is public and updated on a real time basis.

An application for a VKM is filed with the applicant’s competent national authority and forwarded to the ERA. A VKM can be used only after publication by the ERA.

The holder of a VKM must inform the competent national authority when he ends the use of a VKM, and the competent national authority will forward the information to the ERA. A VKM will then be revoked once the keeper has proved that the marking has been changed on all vehicles concerned. It will not be reissued for 10 years, unless it is reissued to the original holder or at his request to another holder.

A VKM can be transferred to another holder, which is the legal successor to the original holder. A VKM stays valid when the VKM’s holder changes his name to a name that does not bear resemblance to the VKM.

In case of a change of keeper which entails a change of VKM, the vehicles concerned must be marked with the new VKM within three months from the date of registration of the change of keeper in the National Vehicle Register. In case of inconsistency between the VKM marked on the vehicle and the data registered in the NVR, the NVR-registration supersedes.

PART 2

Not used

PART 3 —   RULES FOR THE DETERMINATION OF THE CHECK-DIGIT (DIGIT 12)

The check-digit is determined in the following manner:

 the digits in the even positions of the basic number (counting from the right) are taken at their own decimal value;

 the digits in the odd positions of the basic number (counting from the right) are multiplied by 2;

 the sum formed by the digits in even position and by all the digits which constitute the partial products obtained from the odd positions is then established;

 the unit’s digit of this sum is retained;

 the complement required to bring the unit’s digit to 10 forms the check-digit; should this units digit be nought, then the check-digit will also be nought.

Examples:

1 —

 



Let the basic number be

3

3

8

4

4

7

9

6

1

0

0

Multiplication factor

2

1

2

1

2

1

2

1

2

1

2

 

6

3

16

4

8

7

18

6

2

0

0

Sum: 6 + 3 + 1 + 6 + 4 + 8 + 7 + 1 + 8 + 6 + 2 + 0 + 0 = 52

The unit’s digit of this sum is 2.

The check-digit number will therefore be 8 and the basic number thus becomes the registration number 33 84 4796 100 – 8.

2 —

 



Let the basic number be

3

1

5

1

3

3

2

0

1

9

8

Multiplication factor

2

1

2

1

2

1

2

1

2

1

2

 

6

1

10

1

6

3

4

0

2

9

16

Sum: 6 + 1 + 1 + 0 + 1 + 6 + 3 + 4 + 0 + 2 + 9 + 1 + 6 = 40

The unit’s digit of this sum is 0.

The check-digit number will therefore be 0 and the basic number thus becomes the registration number 31 51 3320 198 – 0.

PART 4 —   CODING OF THE COUNTRIES IN WHICH THE VEHICLES ARE REGISTERED (DIGITS 3-4 AND ABBREVIATION)

The Information relating to third countries is given for information purposes only.



Countries

Alphabetical country code (1)

Numerical country code

Albania

AL

41

Algeria

DZ

92

Armenia

AM

58

Austria

A

81

Azerbaijan

AZ

57

Belarus

BY

21

Belgium

B

88

Bosnia-Herzegovina

BIH

49

Bulgaria

BG

52

China

RC

33

Croatia

HR

78

Cuba

CU (1)

40

Cyprus

CY

 

Czech Republic

CZ

54

Denmark

DK

86

Egypt

ET

90

Estonia

EST

26

Finland

FIN

10

France

F

87

Georgia

GE

28

Germany

D

80

Greece

GR

73

Hungary

H

55

Iran

IR

96

Iraq

IRQ (1)

99

Ireland

IRL

60

Israel

IL

95

Italy

I

83

Japan

J

42

Kazakhstan

KZ

27

Kyrgyzstan

KS

59

Latvia

LV

25

Lebanon

RL

98

Liechtenstein

FL

 

Lithuania

LT

24

Luxembourg

L

82

Macedonia

MK

65

Malta

M

 

Moldova

MD (1)

23

Monaco

MC

 

Mongolia

MGL

31

Montenegro

MNE

62

Morocco

MA

93

Netherlands

NL

84

North Korea

PRK (1)

30

Norway

N

76

Poland

PL

51

Portugal

P

94

Romania

RO

53

Russia

RUS

20

Serbia

SRB

72

Slovakia

SK

56

Slovenia

SLO

79

South Korea

ROK

61

Spain

E

71

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Sweden

S

74

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Switzerland

CH

85

Syria

SYR

97

Tajikistan

TJ

66

Tunisia

TN

91

Turkey

TR

75

Turkmenistan

TM

67

Ukraine

UA

22

United Kingdom

GB

70

Uzbekistan

UZ

29

Vietnam

VN (1)

32

(1)   According to the alphabetical coding system described in Appendix 4 to the 1949 convention and Article 45(4) of the 1968 convention on road traffic.

PART 5

Not used

PART 6 —   INTEROPERABILITY CODES USED FOR WAGONS (DIGITS 1-2)



 

2nd digit1st digit

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

2nd digit1st digit

 

 

Track Gauge

fixed or variable

fixed

variable

fixed

variable

fixed

variable

fixed

variable

fixed or variable

Track Gauge

 

Wagons conform to TSI WAG () including section 7.1.2 and all conditions set out in Appendix C

0

with axles

Not to be used

wagons

not to be used ()

PPV/PPW wagons

(variable gauge)

with axles

0

1

with bogies

with bogies

1

2

with axles

wagons

PPV/PPW wagons

(fixed gauge)

with axles

2

3

with bogies

with bogies

3

Other wagons

4

with axles ()

maintenance related wagons

Other wagons

Wagons with special numbering for technical characteristics not placed in service inside EU

with axles ()

4

8

with bogies ()

with bogies ()

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd digit1st digit

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

2nd digit1st digit

(1)   Commission Regulation [TSI WAG as adopted after the revision].

(2)   Fixed or variable gauge.

(3)   Except for wagons in category I (temperature-controlled wagons), not to be used for new vehicles authorised placed in service.

PART 7 —   INTERNATIONAL TRAFFIC ABILITY CODES USED FOR HAULED PASSENGER VEHICLES (DIGITS 1-2)



 

Domestic traffic

TEN () and/or COTIF () and/or PPV/PPW

Domestic traffic or international traffic by special agreement

TEN () and/or COTIF ()

PPV/PPW

2nd digit1st digit

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

5

Vehicles for domestic traffic

Fixed-gauge non-air-conditioned vehicles (including car-carrying wagons)

Gauge-adjustable (1435/1520) non-air-conditioned vehicles

Not to be used

Gauge-adjustable (1435/1668) non-air-conditioned vehicles

Historical vehicles

Not to be used ()

Fixed-gauge vehicles

Gauge-adjustable (1435/1520) vehicles with change of bogies

Gauge-adjustable (1435/1520) vehicles with gauge-adjustable axles

6

Service vehicles

Fixed-gauge air-conditioned vehicles

Gauge-adjustable (1435/1520) air-conditioned vehicles

Service vehicles

Gauge-adjustable (1435/1668) air-conditioned vehicles

Car-carrying wagons

Not to be used ()

7

Air-conditioned and pressure-tight vehicles

Not to be used

Not to be used

Pressure-tight fixed-gauge air-conditioned vehicles

Not to be used

Other vehicles

Not to be used

Not to be used

Not to be used

Not to be used

(1)   Compliance with the applicable TSIs, see appendix P, part 5.

(2)   Including vehicles, which according to existing regulations carry the digits defined in the present table. COTIF: vehicle compliant with COTIF regulation in force at the moment of placing in service

(3)   Excepted for coaches with fixed gauge (56) and adjustable gauge (66) already in service, not to be used for new vehicles

PART 8 —   TYPES OF TRACTIVE ROLLING STOCK AND UNITS IN A TRAIN SET IN FIXED OR PRE-DEFINED FORMATION (DIGITS 1-2)

The first digit is ‘9’.

If the second digit describes the type of tractive stock, following coding is mandatory:



Code

General vehicle type

0

Miscellaneous

1

Electric locomotive

2

Diesel locomotive

3

Electric multiple-unit set (high speed) [power car or trailer]

4

Electric multiple-unit set (except high speed) [power car or trailer]

5

Diesel multiple-unit set [power car or trailer]

6

Specialised trailer,

7

Electric shunting engine

8

Diesel shunting engine

9

Special vehicle

PART 9 —   STANDARD NUMERICAL MARKING OF WAGONS (DIGITS 5 TO 8)

Part 9 indicates the numerical marking associated to the main technical characteristics of the wagon and it is published on the ERA website (www.era.europa.eu).

An application for a new code is filed with the registering entity (as referred to in Decision 2007/756/EC) and sent to the ERA. A new code can be used only after publication by the ERA.

PART 10 —   CODES FOR THE TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE HAULED PASSENGER STOCK (DIGITS 5-6)

Part 10 is published on the ERA website (www.era.europa.eu).

An application for a new code is filed with the registering entity (as referred to in Decision 2007/756/EC) and sent to the ERA. A new code can be used only after publication by the ERA.

PART 11 —   CODES FOR THE TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SPECIAL VEHICLES (DIGIT 6 TO 8)

Part 11 is published on the ERA website (www.era.europa.eu).

An application for a new code is filed with the registering entity (as referred to in Decision 2007/756/EC) and sent to the ERA. A new code can be used only after publication by the ERA.

PART 12 —   LETTER MARKING FOR WAGONS EXCLUDING ARTICULATED AND MULTIPLE WAGONS

Part 12 is published on the ERA website (www.era.europa.eu).

An application for a new code is filed with the registering entity (as referred to in Decision 2007/756/EC) and sent to the ERA. A new code can be used only after publication by the ERA.

PART 13 —   LETTER MARKING FOR HAULED PASSENGER STOCK

Part 13 is published on the ERA website (www.era.europa.eu).

An application for a new code is filed with the registering entity (as referred to in Decision 2007/756/EC) and sent to the ERA. A new code can be used only after publication by the ERA.



( 1 ) OJ L 235, 17.9.1996, p. 6. Directive as last amended by Commission Directive 2007/32/EC (OJ L 141, 2.6.2007, p. 63).

( 2 ) OJ L 110, 20.4.2001, p. 1. Directive as last amended by Commission Directive 2007/32/EC).

( 3 ) OJ L 164, 30.4.2004, p. 1, as corrected by OJ L 220, 21.6.2004, p. 3.

( 4 ) However, any new vehicles placed in service for AAE, BLS, FNME and GySEV/ROeEE are to be given the standard country code.

( 5 ) OJ L 235, 17.9.1996, p. 6.

( 6 ) OJ L 110, 20.4.2001, p. 1.

( 7 ) OJ L 359, 18.12.2006, p. 1.

( 8 ) OJ L 84, 26.3.2008, p. 1.

( 9 ) OJ L 280, 26.10.2010, p. 29.

( 10 ) For special vehicles, the number has to be unique in a given country with the first digit and the 5 last digits of the technical characteristics and serial number.

( 11 ) For NMBS/SNCB, the use of an encircled single letter B can be continued.

( 12 ) Diacritical marks are ‘accent-signs’, such as in À, Ç, Ö, Č, Ž, Å etc. Special letters such as Ø and Æ will be represented by a single letter; in tests for uniqueness Ø is treated as O and Æ as A.

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