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Developments continue in the European rail sector

Rail industry news / 9 August 2012 /

BELGORAIL has received additional official recognition in France & has thus had its status as a European certification body confirmed…

NoBo’s – providing competent, independent and impartial assessments for the railway industry

Issue 4 2010 / 3 August 2010 /

Former Railway Interoperability Directives (96/48/EC and 2001/16/EC and their amendments) have been repealed on 19 July 2010 by the Directive 2008/57/EC on the interoperability of the rail system within the Community. These directives have changed the way that fixed railway infrastructure, the rolling stock that runs on it and certain components are designed, assessed and put into service. These changes have happened across Europe. Notified Bodies have a key role in these common European processes.

Notified Bodies, otherwise known as NoBo’s, are acting more-and-more in the railway field. Nevertheless, the involvement of a Notified Body at the earliest stages of a project is not yet a reflex for many manufacturers, suppliers or contracting entities.