TÜV SÜD Rail was awarded recognition as Germany's first Designated Body (DeBo) for rolling stock at InnoTrans 2018. At TÜV SÜD Rail's trade-fair booth, a representative from the Federal Railway Authority (EBA) presented the certificate to TÜV SÜD.
“This recognition has advanced our previous status as interim DeBo”, says Klaus-Michael Bosch, CEO of TÜV SÜD Rail GmbH. “We are thus now able to offer rolling-stock services in conformity with the latest legal requirements to our customers, manufacturers and rail operators.” The legal requirements changed when the new German regulation on authorisations for the placing in service of rolling stock (Eisenbahn-Inbetriebnahmegenehmigungsverordnung, EIGV) came into effect. This regulation is based on the previous Trans-European Railway Interoperability Regulation (Transeuropäische-Eisenbahn-Interoperabilitätsverordnung, TEIV). The content and structure of the latter were aligned to harmonise the requirements of EU law with the provisions of national regulations. “As Germany's first recognised Designated Body for rolling stock, we can now offer assessments and services according to both the TEIV and the new EIGV”, says Bosch.
Transition rules for pending authorisations
The EIGV applies to all new applications for authorisation of rolling stock as well as all submitted applications that have not yet reached an advanced stage. Excepted from the above rule are authorisation procedures that have verifiably reached an advanced stage. “Applicants must apply to the EBA for this exemption within three months after the EIGV has come into effect”, explains Bosch. Authorisation procedures that still fall under the scope of the TEIV or the Regulations on Railway Construction and Operation (Eisenbahn-Bau- und Betriebsordnung), will be assessed in four core areas by the EBA, as in the past. The same applies to authorisations which are assessed according to the EIGV, but submitted with the involvement of an interim DeBo. “The new legal requirements involve quite a few changes for applicants”, emphasises the CEO of TÜV SÜD Rail. “As Germany's first DeBo, we are excellently prepared for these changes. Of course, we are very pleased that we can announce our EBA recognition at Innotrans, the flagship trade fair for transport technology.”
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Caption: Presentation of the certificate at InnoTrans in Berlin (from left to right): Dr Tobias Ständer, Head of the Designated Body, TÜV SÜD Rail GmbH, Alfred Beer, Business Line Manager Rolling Stock, TÜV SÜD Rail GmbH, Dr Andreas Thomasch, Vice President Federal Railway Authority and Klaus-Michael Bosch, CEO TÜV SÜD Rail GmbH.
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