The Ministries Council, at the proposal of the Ministry of Development has given the green light to the creation of the State Agency for Railway Safety with the approval of Royal Decree-Law 1/2014 – reform measures in infrastructure and transport (http://www.fomento.gob.es/NR/rdonlyres/1F52DBCB-C4DA-4D35-98C6-7F567E3971F2/122891/140124NPRealDecretoLey.pdf).
State Agency for Railway Safety will act as the independent authority responsible for rail safety, in accordance with Community legislation.
The Agency will be independent and act in a transparent and non discriminatory. It issues operating licenses, certificates and safety authorizations and oversees compliance by agents of the railway system.
Source*Ministerio de Fomento