The CRR as the national safety authority for railways in Ireland, has many links to its counterparts around Europe and beyond. Indeed, the CRR participates in many European forums for the purpose of sharing safety information. From time to time we receive industry safety alerts from the European Union Agency for Railways (EUAR) and from other railway safety authorities and national investigating bodies.
Such notifications are reviewed and when considered appropriate, this information is furnished to all relevant railway organisations operating in the State for their review and action. If considered necessary, the CRR can request information from our railway organisations to demonstrate that they have taken action to address potential areas of concern.
Additionally, EU and international accidents would be highlighted to our railway organisations to ensure lessons may be learnt and similar occurrences here in Ireland are minimised.