NoBo, DeBo, and AsBo Assessments

Marketing EC-Compliant Railway Technology in Europe

The harmonization of Europe's railroad network is taking shape. Interoperability of rail transport across borders is becoming increasingly important, for all aspects of rail transportation, including trains, infrastructure, or control and safety technology. Our independent accredited and certified bodies can carry out EC conformity tests and check the notified National Technical Rules (NTR) of your railway technology products. As a CSM assessment body for risk evaluation and assessment (CSM-REA 325/2009 und 402/2013), we offer you the necessary assessments. Get the go-ahead for your railway technology with our EC accreditation.

Benefits at a Glance

CE-assessment and the certification of railway technology from TÜV Rheinland help you:

  • Benefit from access to our respected contacts around the globe and our good relations with authorities, test laboratories, locomotive infrastructure companies, RU’s, and manufacturers.
  • Take advantage of our extensive experience in EC assessment and certification based on TSI, including our own European network of DeBo entities.
  • Acquire assessment and certifications as an overall solution, saving you time and money in your approval and development department.

Our Conformity Assessment Bodies

Luxcontrol Nederland B.V. (NoBo Number: 1010) ( contact data )

is a type A inspection body in accordance with ISO/IEC 17020 as well as a certification body in accordance with EN 45011 and has accreditations/recognitions for the performance of the following assessments:

  • Notified body (NoBo) for all subsystems of the interoperability directive 2008/57/EC
  • Body for the assessment of National Technical Rules (DeBo) in the Netherlands, the UK, and so-called interim DeBo in Germany
  • CSM-REA assessment body (AssBo) in accordance with 352/2009 and 402/2013
  • Independent (“3rd party”) assessments and certifications in accordance with all relevant EN and ISO/IEC standards in the railway sector
  • ISA assessments in accordance with EN 50126/50128/50129

TÜV Rheinland InterTraffic GmbH ( contact data )

is a type A inspection body in accordance with ISO/IEC 17020 as well as a certification body in accordance with EN 45011 and has accreditations/recognitions for the performance of the following assessments:

  • CSM-REA assessment body (AsBo) in accordance with 352/2009 and 402/2013
  • Independent (“3rd party”) assessments and certifications in accordance with all relevant EN and ISO/IEC standards in the railway sector
  • ISA assessments in accordance with EN 50126/50128/50129
  • Body for the assessment of National Technical Rules for main line tracks (DeBo) and metros/ trams in France (EOQA and OQ)

Conformity Evaluation and Certification of Railway Technology

Our experts carry out conformity assessments and certification for vehicles, infrastructures, energy supply, control and safety technology, and their components. We offer the following as individual services:

  • Conformity assessment of subsystems and components in accordance with directive 2008/57/EC and the accompanying technical specifications for interoperability (TSI’s)
  • Conformity assessment of interoperability constituents
  • Assessment of quality management systems based on specific TSI requirements, for example based on module CD, CH, CH1 or SD, and SH1
  • Preparation of technical dossiers (Technical File)
  • Certification of assessment results and issuing of certificates for EC certification
  • Certification in accordance with National Technical Rules and the issuing of appropriate certificates in D, NL, F, UK
  • Issuing of an AsBo assessment report in accordance with CSM-REA 352/2009 or 402/2013