Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on certain aspects of railway safety and connectivity with regard to the cross-border infrastructure linking the Union and the United Kingdom through the Channel Fixed Link
1. The purpose of this Commission proposal for a Regulation is to mitigate the potential for disruption to cross-border rail services when the Transition Period ends on 31 December 2020, at which point UK-issued rail certificates and licences will no longer be valid in the European Union. Safety authorisations issued by a binational safety authority in respect of specialised cross-border infrastructure will also cease to be recognised in the European Union where the UK is one of the relevant states constituting that safety authority. The proposed Regulation provides for the temporary continued recognition of certain licences, certificates and authorisations to facilitate the continued smooth operation of cross-border services through the Channel Tunnel from 1 January 2021.