Channel Tunnel Safety Authority

The Channel Tunnel Safety Authority is an international regulatory body responsible for safety in the Channel Tunnel.[1]

The CTSA was established by the Treaty of Canterbury. It advises the Intergovernmental Commission on safety matters, and ensures that safety rules in the Channel Tunnel are in line with prevailing safety laws.[2]

The CTSA has five members from France, and five from the UK; leadership alternates annually.[3]

After safety rule changes which would permit Eurostar to use German-made Siemens Velaro rolling stock, the French government dismissed their delegate to the CTSA, and brought in a replacement.[4][5]

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  1. Eisner. "The Channel Tunnel Safety Authority". Safety Science. 36 (1): 1–18. doi:10.1016/S0925-7535(99)00030-2.
  2. "Channel Tunnel Intergovernmental Commission (IGC) and Safety Authority (CTSA)". Office of Rail Regulation. 21 July 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  3. "Channel Tunnel Safety Authority annual report 2004/2005". Health and Safety Executive. 14 October 2005. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  4. "Eurostar train procurement row heads for court". International Railway Journal. 22 October 2010. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  5. "French Tunnel Adviser Loses Job After Dispute Over German Trains, FT Says". Bloomberg. 21 October 2010. Retrieved 14 August 2011.

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