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The activities of the Rolling Stock unit are:

  • EC verification of trainsets, locomotives, passenger coaches and freight wagons to be operated on the trans-European rail system (TEN),
  • Assessments of conformity and suitability for use of the interoperability constituents as defined in the Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI).

Based on the relevant EU Directives the technical requirements for rolling stock are laid down in the Technical Specifications for Interoperability.

In the design and development phase EISENBAHN-CERT examines the parameters of the TSI on the basis of the documents delivered by the applicant. If these phases can be finished successfully, EISENBAHN-CERT issues an EC certificate (e.g, a EC-type examination certificate).

The surveillance of the production phase aims at making sure that the applicant is able to manufacture all series vehicles and constituents in conformity with the certified type. For this purpose the quality management system of the applicant is approved and audited in accordance with the specificty of the product.

After entering into force of the high speed TSI a number of modern vehicles and constituents have been certified successfully by EISENBAHN-CERT. In 2012 the Siemens Vectron Family and the Velaro D were certified by EISENBAHN-CERT. Locomotive type X4 of the Vectron Family is the first locmotive platform certified according to this specification.

Several trainsets and locomotives for the high speed system are currently undergoing the EC certification.

EISENBAHN-CERT started certification of freight wagons immediately after entering into force of the first TSI for the conventional rail system. For a large number of different types EC certificates of conformity have been issued in the meantime. In spite of errors and omissions in the TSI CR WAG all projects have been finished successfully.

After entering into force of TSI CR LOC&PAS EISENBAHN-CERT carried out several certifications of locomotives and passenger coaches for the conventional rail system.

For interoperability constituents the Directives and TSI require separate EC conformity assessments carried out by notified bodies on request of the manufacturers. This allows them to issue declarations of conformity and to place the products on the European market.

EISENBAHN-CERT demonstrated comprehensive know how and competence in all fields of activity as mentioned above. The claim to carry out EC verification promptly and effectively is always in the foreground.

So EISENBAHN-CERT will continue this successful policy for the future EC verification procedures in close cooperation with railway undertakings, manufacturers of rolling stock and constituents, associated partners and national safety authorities.


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