This article first appeared in the Railway-News magazine, Issue 4 2022 Rolling Stock edition.
News from the European Leader in Rail Testing and Certification
Výzkumný Ústav Železniční, a.s. (VUZ) is a Czech company specialised in providing professional services and complex solutions in the field of assessment, certification and testing of rolling stock, railway systems and railway transport.
VUZ already ranks among the European market leaders, however, it has a vision and ambition to become a truly innovative international company gaining ground not only in the railway sector but also in other transport and industrial segments. The following text will guide you through the steps the company has taken to achieve its goal.
VUZ has extended its activities into two additional EU countries: Slovakia and Estonia. VUZ’s Slovak subsidiary has successfully met all the requirements of the accreditation process and VUZ Slovakia, s.r.o. is now, next to other activities performed so far, authorised to provide services of an accredited Designated Body (DeBo) for the Slovak Republic (assessment of compliance of European railway system products with the Slovak national rules), and services of an ECM certification body within the European Union (certification of maintenance systems of railway rolling stock and rolling stock maintenance functions).
Similarly, at the beginning of December 2021 the Estonian Consumer Protection and Technical Regulatory Authority approved VUZ as a Designated Body (DeBo) for several projects falling under its competence.
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VUZ is taking part in the Regional Hydrogen-Powered Trains on Czech Railways project and is working to select railway lines suitable for operation of hydrogen-powered trains in the Czech Republic.
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The Czech-based Railway Research Institute, VUZ, is set to invest €20 million on their railway test track in a bid to reduce emissions.
The CEO of Výzkumný Ústav Železniční a.s CZE, Martin Bělčík explains why their test circuit is of high interest and booked for several years.
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