Notif-IT - database for the notification of national railway safety and technical rules


Article 8 of Directive 2004/49/EC (the Railway Safety Directive) requires Member States to notify to the Commission adopted national safety rules and, under certain conditions (Article8 (6)),draft safety rules.

Article 17 of Directive 2008/57/EC for interoperability requires national technical rules to be notified as well.

Notif-IT (Notifications using Information Technology) application provides the Member States with the means to notify the national safety and technical rules to the Commission, and to make them available to the public in order to improve rule accessibility.

Notif-IT also provides the Member States with the means to notify draft safety rules to the Commission for the evaluation in line with Article 8(7) of the Railway Safety Directive. The draft safety rule module of Notif-IT simplifies the public consultation as required by the Railway Safety Directive. The different stakeholders and the public can comment on notified draft safety rules during the 2 months foreseen for public consultation. These comments are taken into account during the evaluation of the notified drafts by the Commission. The system displays the status of the notified rules.

To learn more about National Rules, please visit the website of the European Railway Agency.

Guidance for public use can be found in the document: Public User's Guide to the Notif-IT database

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  • Notif-IT should be considered as a "for information only" source. If users require the original text of all the rules in force, for operational purposes, we recommend that the respective national safety authorities should be consulted.
  • The titles and principal content of the national rules are provided in the official national languages and in English to facilitate the use of this information. However, there is no legal obligation to provide an official English translation. Please, therefore, note that in all cases the information in the respective national language takes precedence.