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Arsenal Railway Certification Schweiz AG offers you a Swiss alternative as an independent testing center and for expert services in the railway sector. Recognized in Berne, accredited in Vienna and Europe-wide notified in Brussels, Arsenal Race gets your national or international projects on track.
The team of Arsenal Race in Vienna (Austria) was one of the first Notified Bodies for Interoperability in Europe and can offer more than 20 years of experience. Thanks to his commitment as chairman of the European Association of Notified Bodies NB-Rail in Brussels, Managing Director Christoph Handel is essentially involved in coordination and design of the future agendas of the technical harmonization.
Heiko Germroth takes over the management in Switzerland and contributes with long-standing experience in the Swiss railway market, especially in certification. From the very first day Arsenal Race Schweiz AG is characterized by extensive experience and know-how in the area of Swiss-specific regulations and framework conditions.
- Notified Body
(BS, “NoBo”) according to (EU) 2016/797, Nr. 2250 in Brussels
- Designated Body
(BBS, “DeBo”) approved by Federal Office of Transport in Berne
- CSM Assessment Body
(RBS, “AsBo”) according to CSM-directive (EU) Nr. 402/2013, accredited according to EN ISO/IEC 17020 in Vienna
- Independent Safety Assessor
(ISA) accredited according to EN ISO/IEC 17020 in Vienna
- Authorized Expert
project-specificly approved by the Federal Office of Transportation in Berne
Our highlights in Switzerland
Stadler Rail Traverso for Schweizerische Südostbahn AG
EC-verification according to TSI Loc&Pas, PRM, SRT, NOI and CCS
Complete safety installations Gotthard Basis Tunnel
Verification according to CENELEC EN 50129
Latest highlights in Austria
The Amber Road put on rail
The Baltic-Adriatic corridor between the Baltic Sea (Gdansk) and the Adriatic Sea (Rimini) – the rail corridor along the ancient Amber Road – is one of the most important north-south train connections in Europe. On Austrian territory, the Pottendorf Line, the Semmering Base Tunnel, the Koralm Railway, station modernisations in Bruck/Mur and Graz Central Station as well as the Karawanken Tunnel are currently being upgraded or newly constructed for this purpose.
Arsenal Race is inspecting a considerable part of this Baltic-Adriatic Corridor in Austria over a total length of 186 km as a Notified Body and is thus making a significant contribution to the success of these projects:
- Pottendorf Line: 32 km of rail infrastructure, regional stations, overhead line and ERTMS equipment
- Semmering base tunnel: 27 km of rail infrastructure and overhead line equipment
- Koralm railway: 127 km of rail infrastructure, overhead contact line systems and ERTMS equipment, 5 bridges and viaducts as well as several station upgrades and conversions (including Graz main station)
- Karawanken tunnel: 9 km rail infrastructure
Latest highlights in Germany
ABS 48 – Electrification and expansion tilting system Geltendorf – Lindau – border Germany/Austria
The expanded railway line (ABS) 48 Electrification Geltendorf – Lindau – border Germany/Austria of DB NETZ AG and DB ENERGIE GmbH represents a significant gap closure in international rail traffic between Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Scheduled for December 2021, Munich and Zurich can be reached in less than three and a half hours. Around € 500 million were invested in the 155 km section, on which the EuroCityExpress Munich – Zurich will run electrically and in tilting mode with Swiss “Astoro” trains (RABE 503/ETR 610) as well as local traffic which will also run electrically.
The new barrier-free station Lindau-Reutin was built within the scope of the adjacent project “Knoten Lindau” as part of the so-called two-station solution in Lindau. It improves the connection in the border triangle, increases capacity in travel operations and supports urban development of Lindau
With more than 30 projects along the line, Arsenal Race has contributed to a safe, borderless railway system as Notified Body and CSM Assessment Body:
- Certification of overhead contact line as well as upgraded and renewed infrastructure along the expanded railway line 48
- New station at junction Lindau-Reutin
- Several railway bridges along the line
- Track and switch renewals
- Adjustment of the track plan
We are also supporting with pleasure local project managers as well as the Federal Railway Authority as competent, impartial partner in matters of certification and CSM assessment.
We are pleased to present an extract of references across Europe for all business areas: Find out more
Arsenal Race offers certifications, expert reports, expert services and high expertise in all areas of the railway sector in Switzerland.
The notified body offers its services in Switzerland for all areas.
Through our Europe-wide activities, we have been able to expand continuously in recent years and extend our portfolio. At our Swiss headquarters we are offering services as designated body in Switzerland, authorized expert, CSM assessment body as well as independent safety assessor in many business areas. The Know-how and experience of our more than 20 team members are highly demanded in many European and international countries.
Partners & customers
From the heart of Europe – internationally active
Since our services cover the whole railway sector, we have customers all over Europe in the following business areas:
We are proud to count numerous renowned companies among our customers and present an extract of our projects, sorted by the relevant authorization.