Deutsche Bahn

Expedite the process of acquiring authorisation for placing

We coordinate all aspects of your approval process – from test runs through to providing proof of conformity

DB Systemtechnik covers the entire range of services for obtaining authorisation to place your vehicles in service. We can therefore offer you a customised approval procedure that is efficient, reliable and conforms with national and European requirements.


Resources and competencies of DB Systemtechnik for approval processes:

  • Designated test stands and laboratories for testing
  • Designated appraisers and experts for all approval-related topics
  • •Designated rail transport company that handles all aspects of trial testing and test run activities (including railroad engineers, traction units and test coaches

All proof-of-conformity services offered by DB Systemtechnik for approval processes:

We are the designated body (DeBO) and will verify compliance with national requirements within the approval process as well as issue the certificates of conformity required.

We are Notified Body and assesses compliance with the European homologation requirements, which, in accordance with Directive 2008/57/EC, are defined in the Technical Specifications for
Interoperability (TSIs).

We perform the test and certification procedures as the partner of our UK-based NoBo, Railway Approvals Limited (RAL), and as an associated partner of the NoBo EISENBAHN-CERT (EBC).

We are the assessment body (AsBo) and will conduct independent safety assessments of the risk management process for safety-relevant and significant changes made.