Monday, 22 October, 2018

Finland signs European rail safety policy

04 Oct 2018, 03:15 ( 18 days ago) | updated: 04 Oct 2018, 11:02 ( 18 days ago)

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Press Release Photo by Finnish Transport Agency.

Finnish Transport Agency Director-General Kari Wihlman signed the European Railway Safety Culture Declaration on 27 September, said a press release on Wednesday.

The European Union Agency for Railways has drawn up the declaration, which it hopes will make the European Union the world leader in railway safety.

By signing the declaration, the Finnish Transport Agency wants to show that it regards railway safety as one of its key values and is committed to promoting safety in all aspects of its business and management.

“Signing the European Railway Safety Culture Declaration was a self-evident move for the Finnish Transport Agency. We play an important role in ensuring and improving the safety of our railways. The principles of the European Railway Safety Culture Declaration will also be incorporated into our management and safety management policies,” said Wihlman.

The Finnish Transport Agency is also asking its partners and suppliers to commit to the principles of the European Railway Safety Culture Declaration. “Ensuring the safety of our railways is a responsibility shared by all rail transport operators.”

The Finnish Transport Agency is Finland’s national infrastructure manager and is, as such, responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of the rail network as well as traffic control.

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