Members' Research Service By / May 31, 2016

Cableway installations: Proposal for a new regulation [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Jana Valant (2nd Edition), Around 17 500 cableway installations currently exist in western Europe and the Alps, representing 60%…

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Written by Jana Valant (2nd Edition),

Cable car
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Around 17 500 cableway installations currently exist in western Europe and the Alps, representing 60% of the global total. European industry has generally held a dominant position in the global cableway installations market, with the ski industry remaining the primary market for cableway technology. The new regulation covering the European Economic Area is to replace Directive 2000/9/EC relating to cableway installations designed to carry persons. Its aim is to simplify the current rules, align them with the European Union New Legislative Framework, and address some problems experienced in implementing the Directive 2000/9/EC.

Given its predominantly technical nature, the new regulation was developed with input from experts via targeted consultations. Commission’s impact assessment revealed a broad consensus among Member States, manufacturers, notified bodies and stakeholders regarding the need to simplify and clarify the current rules. Following approval by both Parliament and Council, Regulation 2016/424 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union, entering into force on 20 April 2016.




Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on cableway installations

Committee responsible:


Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO)

Antonio López-Istúriz White (EPP, Spain)

COM(2014)0187 of 27 March 2014

procedure ref.: 2014/0107(COD)

Ordinary legislative procedure

Procedure completed: Regulation (EU) 2016/424
OJ L 81 31.3.2016, p. 1

Stage: Adoption

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