On 13-14 September 2021, UNIDROIT participated in the fourth meeting of the Group of Experts established by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) for the Permanent Identification of Railway Rolling Stock (PIRRS).
The Group of Experts was established upon recommendation of the Inland Transport Committee’s Working Party on Rail Transport (SC.2). Its aim is to develop standards and recommendations for the practical implementation of the Unique Rail Vehicle Identification System (URVIS) in the Luxembourg Rail Protocol to the Cape Town Convention, which should conform with current industry practice and anticipate technological and other advances in the future.
The meeting, chaired by the Russian Federation, was attended for UNIDROIT by Deputy Secretary General Professor Anna Veneziano and saw the participation of the Rail Working Group, OTIF as well as European and international industry associations and UNECE member States. It continued the fruitful discussion on the development of Model Rules for the implementation of the Luxembourg Rail Protocol URVIS number for registration of railway rolling stock. The next meeting is planned for May 2022.
For more information: https://unece.org/info/Transport/Rail-Transport/events/357264