- ROMANIAN RAILWAY LICENSING BODY -

RRLB

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INTRODUCTION
Romanian Railway Licensing Body - RRLB is the national authority designated for issuing licences and for carrying out the obligation imposed by the national legislation and European Directives.

RRLB was established pursuant to Law no.55/16.03.2006 on the railway safety and operates as an independent body under the Government Decision Decision no. 626/1998 on the organization and functioning of the Romanian Railway Authority – AFER, as amended and supplemented.

The main activity of the RRLB is to issue railway licences according to the national legislation and European Directives in the field.

RRLB aim is that, by an  unconditional and correct evaluation of the economic operators that want to obtain a  license, being garuanteed the fair and non-discriminatory access of the undertakings to the railway infrastructure.


WHO WE ARE
  • RRLB is the national authority designated for issuing licences and for carrying out the obligation imposed by the national legislation and European Directives.

  • RRLB was established pursuant to Law no.55/16.03.2006 on the railway safety and operates as an independent body under the Government Decision Decision no. 626/1998 on the organization and functioning of the Romanian Railway Authority – AFER, as amended and supplemented.

  • RRLB is an independent body that works in the Romanian Railway Authority – AFER as an independent body as regards the organizing, the legal structure and the decisional process in relation to any railway undertaking, also in relation to any part whose interested to apply a licence.

  • RRLB‘s tasks are established by the Law no.55/2006, and by the Law no. 202/2016 RRLB is designed to carry out the following activities:
      licensing the railway undertakings;
      licensing the operators performing only the shunting activity;
      licensing the operators performing the intermediation of the railway transport activity;
      licensing the operators performing certain categories of railway transport services which do not fall within the scope of the Law no. 202/2016;
      developing its own modernization and development strategy;
      licensing the operators performing urban transport by metro;
      annual compilation of the report on the activities carried out in the previous year and its publication in the RRA Bulletin and on the RRLB website;
      notifying the European Railway Agency within 30 days of its issue of the railway licenses granted, modified, suspended or withdrawn;
      development of rules and regulations in its field of activity;
      ensuring the registration of the railway undertakings in the Register of the Railway Undertakings;
      recording and keeping the regulations, instructions, methodologies and procedures related to its field of activity;
      periodicaly publication on its website of the list of railway undertakings entitled to carry out rail transport services;
      performing other tasks specific to its field of activity, performing other tasks specific to its field of activity, as given by other normative acts.

  • RRLB  politics in the quality field, based on its fairness and impartiality, is to promote the full confidence of the solicitants that apply for a railway licence.

  • RRLB politics implementation has the following objectives:
      to be aware of and to observe the main requirements of the national and international regulations in the railway transport
      to ensure the unconditional and non-discriminating access of the railway undertakings at the licencing services performend by RRLB
      to observe the obligations and the agreed terms of the regulations and national legislation and to provide prompt answers at the solicitant’s requests concerning the licensing activity;
      to use competent, experienced, recognized, permanent trained staff;
      to use a tariffs system for its activities, in accordance with the requirements of a free market;
      to respect the confidentiality of the information obtained in the licensing activity;
      the RRLB staff involved in the licensing activities, shall apply the procedures and the rules of the certification system, in an inner quality system, documented, flexible and permanently analyzed in order to be improved.

OUR TARGET

  • By its activity, RRLB will answer, mainly, to the demand of the economic agents operators, the state capital and / or private Romanian legal entities wishing to conduct rail activities  and / or shunting, and other related activities rail.

  • The main clients of RRLB are:
      a.    railway undertakins
      b.    shunting operators
      c.    operators performing the intermediation of the railway transport activity
      d.    operators performing  urban transport by metro

WHAT IS A RAILWAY LICENCE

  • The licence is an authorisation issued by a licensing authority to an undertaking, by which its capacity to provide rail transport services as a railway undertaking is recognised; that capacity may be limited to the provision of specific types of services.

  • A licence is valid as long as the railway undertaking fulfils the obligations laid down in the Law no. 202/2016. RRLB must review the licence every 2 years.

  • A licence is valid throughout the territory of the Union.

  • RRLB recognise the validity of the licences issued by the licensing autorities from the Member States.

  • All the licences issued by the licensing authorities from each Member State are published on ERADIS – the data base  of the European Union Agency for Railways.

WHAT IS A LICENCE ONLY FOR SHUNTING SERVICES

  • The licence only for shunting services is an authorisation issued by a licensing authority to an undertaking, by which its capacity to provide only railway shunting (maneuver) services in the public interest and / or for their own benefit, on Romanian railways, is recognised.

  • A licence is valid as long as the railway undertaking fulfils the obligations laid down in legal provisions. RRLB must review the licence every 2 years.

  • The licence is valid only on the Romanian territory.

WHAT IS A LICENCE FOR THE INTERMEDIATION OF THE RAILWAY TRANSPORT ACTIVITY

  • The license for the intermediation of the railway transport activity in Romania is the document granted by OLFR to an economic operator which recognizes its ability to carry out activities for the organization of the freight transport operations on the railway, taking over the responsibilities of a shipper , without carrying out rail transport activities; through the license for intermediation of the railway transport activity, the railway intermediary has the right to connect the customer with one or more railway operators or between the client and other railway intermediaries.

  • The licence is valid as long as the operator fulfils the obligations laid down in legal provisions. RRLB must review the licence every 2 years.

  • The licence is valid only on the Romanian territory.

WHAT IS A LICENCE FOR URBAN TRANSPORT BY METRO

  • The licence is an authorisation issued by RRLB to an undertaking, by which its capacity to provide urban transport by metrou is recognised.

  • The licence is valid as long as the operator fulfils the obligations laid down in legal provisions. RRLB must review the licence every 2 years.

  • The licence is valid only on the Romanian territory.