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11. November 2021

TÜV SÜD Rail recognised as Notified Body (NoBo) for rolling stock

After its 2018 recognition as the first Designated Body (DeBo) for rail vehicles in Germany, TÜV SÜD Rail has now also become recognised by the Federal German Railway Authority (Eisenbahn-Bundesamt, EBA) as a Notified Body (NoBo). The approval, which was published under number NB 2915 in the European Union’s NANDO database, covers the Rolling Stock subsystem.

“Dual approval as a Designated Body and a Notified Body is a significant advantage for our customers, who can now obtain both these fields of service from a single source“, says Alfred Beer, Business Line Manager Rolling Stock at TÜV SÜD Rail GmbH. “Together with the long-approved Assessment Body (AsBo) and our inspection and test centre, we offer the full range of testing, inspection and certification services that rolling stock manufacturers and refurbishers need to get their vehicles approved by the ERA or national authorities. You could describe us as a one-stop shop.“ While the Notified Body (NoBo) carries out EC verification and certification of the rail vehicles in accordance with the Technical Specifications for Interoperability which are applicable throughout the EU, the Designated Body (DeBo) provides assessment and certification separately for each EU Member State in accordance with the remaining national regulations.
TÜV SÜD is among the leading independent providers of testing, inspection and certification services for the rail industry, spanning conventional and high-speed systems as well as metro and light rail. Over 450 experts at the Rail Services Business Unit support manufacturers, operators and official authorities throughout all phases of their projects and through individual products’ life cycles. TÜV SÜD operates its own testing facilities and proprietary testing tools for rail-based applications and holds all necessary international accreditations and approvals as a testing and calibration laboratory, certification body, Notified Body (NoBo), Designated Body (DeBo) and independent assessment body (AsBo).

For more information about TÜV SÜD’s services for the rail sector, visit

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Press contact: Dr. Thomas Oberst


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