PRIME stands for a 'Platform of Rail Infrastructure Managers in Europe' and was established in Tallinn on 16 October 2013.
The objectives of PRIME are the implementation of the Single European Rail Area, better deployment of European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS), performance benchmarking and exchange of best practice amongst infrastructure managers.
In June 2017, PRIME decided to uptake the role of the European Network of Infrastructure Managers as foreseen in Article 7f of Directive 2012/34/EU establishing a single European railway area, as amended by Directive (EU) 2016/2370. The tasks of the Network are:
(a) develop Union rail infrastructure;
(b) support the timely and efficient implementation of the single European railway area;
(c) exchange best practices;
(d) monitor and benchmark performance, including identification of common principles and practices for the monitoring and benchmarking of performance in a consistent manner;
(e) contribute to the market monitoring activities;
(f) tackle cross-border bottlenecks; and
(g) discuss the application of cooperation in relation to charging systems and the allocation of infrastructure capacity on more than one network.
Tasks under paragraph (b) relating to early preparation of implementing and delegated acts or other legislative proposals and policy initiatives, shall be carried out by the PRIME Commission Expert Group (E02983).