Rail Transport

Implementing reliable train approvals in the EU
Eisenbahn Bahn Schiene
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The full accomplishment of a uniform European railroad zone is anticipated by the end of the decade. As a common carrier, the railroad plays a central role in all transport prognoses for mastering the increased demand for mobility and the simultaneously associated overload on the transportation sector. The primary prerequisite for a fully functional, common European domestic railroad market is the seamless integration of the European demands, the avoidance of national peculiarities and a mutual, transparent, European approval process.

The TÜV organisations provide complete services in the field of railroad technology with nearly 1000 employees worldwide in the areas of evaluation, certification, testing procedures, technical consultation and advanced training for their customers in nearly all EU member states.

Confirmation of the autonomy and competency of a Notified Body, an inspection or certification body is generally accomplished by the responsible national accreditation authority as a sovereign responsibility. The responsible authorities in the EU member states designate and supervise the appointed facilities.


Joint Position on Brexit – Consequences on road and rail transport

DEKRA and the TÜV-Association (VdTÜV) are calling upon decision-makers to ensure a smooth transition and legal clarity for the type-approval of motor vehicles and certificates in rail transport in the UK and EU27 after Brexit.