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The Applicant shall prepare the application and documentation in Latvian and indicate in the application the type of activity and scope of activity of the planned railway undertaking or shunter, as well as the intended area of operation. The application shall be accompanied by documentation, including documentary evidence, that the applicant has established its safety management system, complies with the requirements set out in the technical specifications for interoperability, common safety methods and common safety targets, other regulatory requirements specified by the applicant and, where applicable, national rules to control risks and provide services safely.

The State Railway Technical Inspectorate evaluates the applicant's ability to operate safely in the railway system in compliance with European Union and national rules, including the evaluation of  the distribution of the applicant's responsibilities in the organizational structure, control at all management levels, involvement of all level of the staff and their representatives and continuous improvement of safety management system, as well as the adequacy of knowledge and methods related to the human factor.

All decisions following an application for a single safety certificate can be found in the One-Stop Shop (OSS). The applicant can only access information pertaining to its respective applications.


  1. Railway Law
  2. Cabinet 09.06.2020. regulation Nr.375 “Railway Safety Regulations
  3. Commission 09.04.2018.  Implementing Regulation Nr.2018/763 establishing practical arrangements for issuing single safety certificates to railway undertakings pursuant to Directive (EU) 2016/798 of the European Parliament and of the Council, and repealing Commission Regulation (EC) No 653/2007