Munich (Pressweb) - The simplified authorisation of rolling stock within the scope of EU harmonisation now has the green light. As one of the first companies, the Federal Railway Authority has now recognised TÜV SÜD Rail GmbH as a Designated Body with Interim Function ('Interim DeBO'). In this capacity, with immediate effect TÜV SÜD Rail now supports manufacturers by offering the certification of sub-systems and rail vehicles in accordance with Commission Recommendation 2011/217/EU.
How can leaner processes for the authorisation of rail vehicles be designed? How to make it easier for manufacturers to plan and take over responsibility? A constructive solution to these questions has been found by industry, Germany's Federal Railway Authority, Germany's Ministry of Transport and test organisations. "TÜV SÜD Rail GmbH contributed intensively to this debate and we are happy that we are now one of the first interim DeBos to offer this type of services to our clients", says Klaus Bosch, Head of the Rail Division at TÜV SÜD. The interaction between the German Federal Railway Authority, Germany's Ministry of Transport and the Interim DeBos follows the European Commission's recommendations on the authorisation for the placing in service of structural sub-systems and vehicles (2011/217/EU). Before the above recommendations are transposed into national law, Germany's Federal Railway Authority is delegating the testing activities to the Interim DeBos on the basis of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
"This significantly facilitates the process of authorisation for the placing into service of rail vehicles for manufacturers. At TÜV SÜD Rail, we have aligned our processes strictly in accordance with the requirements of the MoU", says Bosch. Clients benefit from lean test processes in accordance with Directive 2008/57/EC (interoperability of the rail system within the Community). As a third-party full-service provider for international rail projects, TÜV SÜD Rail also offers combinations of various testing and certification procedures.
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