ROAD With the entry into force of the new version of ADR just a few months away, WP15 is still making some last-minute changes to the text but has also started work on a number of more significant amendments that will not see the light of day until 2013
RAILReaders might see a lot of familiar text in this report of the RID Committee’s latest meeting, as much of it mirrored changes made by WP15. There were, however, a great number of decisions made that relate solely to rail transport
ADRThere are still two more meetings this year where WP15 will have a chance to make further amendments to the text of ADR due to enter into force next year but we already have a very good idea of where most of those changes will lie
RAIL/ROADThe overriding idea is for the European surface transport regulations to align insofar as is possible with the UN Recommendations. However, it seems that for each step taken towards this ideal, another step takes the codes further apart
ROAD/RAIL Most of the technical provisions in the European regulations being derived directly from the UN Recommendations, the joint meeting of RID, ADR and ADN regulators has a lot of time to grapple with legislative questions.