European Performance Regime (EPR)

EPR (European Performance Regime) is a joint RNE/UIC project. It has designed a bonus-malus system for railway traffic that monitors the performance of international trains in Europe in terms of punctuality. It provides for penalties in case of bad performance but does not deal with compensation claims for damages due to train delays.

The ultimate goal of this performance regime is to improve the punctuality of trains crossing Europe as a complement to national performance regimes, where these already exist. RNE has been involved in this dossier through its EPR Legal Working Group. This Group is chaired by the LM WG chairperson and partly consists of members of the LM WG.

In 2012, the Group completed its contribution to the EPR Handbook. It dealt with questions such as: how to implement the EPR through contracts and whether it was compatible with EU Directive 2012/34 (Recast). The EPR project came to a successful conclusion and its outcome – a performance regime consisting of four steps – was approved by stakeholders in March 2013. » more


  • EPR Handbook 2013 - describes entire four-step process from data collection to billing/invoicing and legal aspects.