Research, development and testing of railway rolling stock
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Assessment of Rolling Stock – Czech Republic


Act No. 266/1994 Coll., as amended, sets out the conditions under which a permit to place a vehicle on the market may be granted.

This is either on the basis of a certificate of conformity issued by a notified body (in the case of a TSI-assessed railway vehicle) or on the basis of a positive assessment of the documentation submitted and the necessary tests carried out directly by the Railway Authority or by a legal entity chosen by the Railway Authority (in all other cases).

VÚKV a.s. is a legal entity authorised by the Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic and, in addition to the tests, it also prepares overall assessments of railway vehicles, which subsequently serve as the basis for the decision of the SA. VÚKV a.s. is also an associate partner of several notified bodies whose scope of activity extends to the territory of the Czech Republic.