CONSULTATIONS: Train drivers – improved EU certification scheme

Deadline: 08-02-2022

(Source: European Commission)


The EU’s transport policy includes a harmonised certification scheme for train drivers that allows them, on the basis of certain minimum requirements, to easily transfer between EU countries and/or railway companies.

Following an evaluation, this initiative seeks to improve the scheme by ensuring that it:

  • is future-proof
  • keeps pace with technological progress & increased demand for international journeys
  • makes the train-driving profession more diverse & attractive to young people.



Type of act

Proposal for a regulation


Commission Work Programme, REFIT

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