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Railway Approvals Germany GmbH (RAG) will operate in future:


1) As a notified body for assessing European requirements (TSI) of the subsystems

  • Rolling stock: TSI LOC&PAS, TSI WAG, TSI NOI, TSI PRM & TSI SRT
  • Infrastructure: TSI INF, TSI PRM & TSI SRT
  • Energy: TSI ENE
  • Train control, train protection and signalling: TSI ZZS

2) As a designated body

  • for assessing the national requirements (NNTR), e.g. for Germany

3) Providing services as an independent assessment body

  • assessing significant changes under Common Safety Methods for Risk Assessment (carried out by the partner DB Systemtechnik GmbH)

4) For assessment services in the following areas:
 

Rail vehicles

  • Running characteristics
  • Aerodynamics / crosswind
  • Vehicle superstructure / strength
  • Passive safety / crash
  • Draw and buffing gear
  • Bogie / chassis
  • Wheelsets/wheelset bearings
  • Braking device
  • Pantographs
  • Front window
  • Side window
  • Doors/passenger boarding and transition
  • Electrical systems and immunity
  • Instrumentation and control systems/ functional safety and other safety equipment
  • Drinking water and wastewater systems
  • Environmental protection
  • Fire protection
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Vehicle gauge
  • Train control and train protection systems
  • Inscriptions
  • Joining technology/ non-destructive testing
  • Persons with reduced mobility
  • Maintenance/ operation

Infrastructure

  • Construction engineering - remit of structural engineering
  • Building construction / other constructional engineering
  • Permanent way - remit of tracks and switches
  • Persons with reduced mobility - platform lighting, accessways, emergency lighting
  • Evacuation facilities and tunnels

Energy

  • Railway AC power supply
  • Railway DC power supply
  • Catenary systems railway AC
  • Catenary systems railway DC
  • Automated overhead line voltage testing
  • Harmonics and dynamic effects in AC systems

Train control, train protection and signalling

  • Train control and train protection systems
  • Radio communication systems

5) with additional services such as e.g.

  • Training on legal framework and approval procedures

By fulfilling these roles, RAG undertakes to comply with all requirements in DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065 as well as the "Requirements for conformity assessment bodies seeking notification" of the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA Assessment scheme) and to implement these requirements in their operations.

The following accreditations and certificates are the basis for our actions:

  • RAG is accredited as a Notified Body / Designated Body (for Germany) according to Section 5 (1) (d), sentence 1 No.1 a) and b) German General Railway Act (AEG).
  • It also continues to provide experts with EBA accreditation or who are recognised rail industry experts in the non-federally owned railway sector as well as qualified persons in accordance with BOStrab.
  • Furthermore, the management system of Railway Approvals Germany is certified under ISO 9001:2015 relating to the product and service areas involving provision of certification and inspection services for subsystems and components of the rail industry.
  • By fulfilling these roles, RAG undertakes to comply with all requirements in DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065 as well as the "Requirements for conformity assessment bodies seeking notification" of the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA Assessment scheme) and to implement these requirements in their operations.