Italcertifer performs assessment activities on all types of rolling stock, both high speed and conventional, multiple units, locomotives, freight wagons, mass transit systems and heritage models.

The activities are carried out both on new projects and on modifications to already authorised vehicles, thus covering different phases of the rolling stock life cycle.

Our sevices for Rolling Stock

The main activities on rolling stock includes:

  • EC Verification and interoperability constituents certification (NoBo);
  • Italian and Greek national rules verification (DeBo);

Further assessment activities include:

  • Certification of diagnostics vehicles and OTMs;
  • Exceptional transport;
  • Product certification;
  • Innovative projects (e.g. hydrogen trains).

A typical rolling stock assessment process in Italy may include the following phases:

  • Requirements capture;
  • Application via One-Stop-Shop of the European Railway Agency;
  • Preliminary engagement (optional);
  • Examination of the design phase;
  • Examination of type tests;
  • Application for authorisation to carry out line tests;
  • Performance of on-line tests
  • Issue of EC certificate (constituents and subsystems);Iissue of national verification certificate.

For all these phases Italcertifer has the skills and resources necessary to complete projects of any type and complexity.

Within the European legislative framework Italcertifer performs assessments on rolling stock as:

Outside the scope of Italian and European legislation, Italcertifer carries out conformity assessments for the infrastructure subsystem such as Independent Safety AssessorIndependent Competent Person (ICP), Independent Checking Engineer e Safety Verification Engineer.

Irrespective of the scope of application, assessment activities are carried out applying the same methodologies and the same degree of professionalism, independence and impartiality for the purpose of making sound and objective technical judgments.