About Us

About us

According to the provisions of the Law no.55/2006 on the railway safety and of the Government Decision no. 1561/01.11.2006, modifying and completing the Government Decision no. 626/1998 on the Romanian Railway Authority-AFER organizing and functioning, the Romanian Railway Investigating Body- OIFR is an independent body within the Romanian Railway Authority – AFER, being designed to perform the following activities:

to investigate the serious railway accidents;
  • to investigate other railway accidents and incidents, that under slightly different on conditions might have led to serious accidents;
  • to investigate the tehnical failures of the structural subsystems or of interoperability constituents of the trans-European high speed or conventional rail systems;
  • to request or to offer assistance to similar investigating bodies from other Member States of the European Union or from the European Railway Agency to supply expertise or to carry out technical inspections, analyses or evaluations.
  • to draw up an annual report concerning the activities of the previous year, which is being published to the AFER’s Bulletin and to the website and is being transmitted to the European Railway Agency at latest September 30; also, is being published to the AFER’s Bulletin and to the website the final reports of the investigations carried out and is being transmitted to the European Railway Agency;
  • other tasks specific to its field of activity, assigned through normative documents.

 

 

 

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