SIGNAL+DRAHT | Ausgabe 11/2019

Developments in the approval process for signalling systems due to the introduction of the EIGV

November 2019 | Matthias Grimm, Axel Stalp

The approval processes in the railway sector have changed several times in recent years. The Railway System Commissioning Permit Approval Regulation (Eisenbahn-Inbetriebnahmegenehmigungsverordnung – EIGV) [2] was enacted in August 2018 on the back of the New Type Authorisation administrative regulation (Verwaltungsvorschrift Neue Typzulassung – VV NTZ) [1], whose transitional arrangements are still in force today, which had come into effect in September 2013. As a result, the procedural line pertaining to the approval of generic systems has once again changed substantially....