Výzkumný Ústav Železniční, a.s. (VUZ)

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Expert activities and expert opinions

The activities of Railway Research Institute, j.s.c. in the field of expert activities and expert opinions.


  • Conformity assessment of signalling facilities according to the ČD (Czech Railways) Journal No. 4 dated 28 February 1997 concerning the railway signalling system operation certificate of the ČD
  • Active participation in norm setting activity – co-operation in setting technical norms from the sectors of activity and the UNMZ (Czech Office for Standards , Metrology and Testing) technical norms assessment relating to the railway system and in the frame of the CEN commisions and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) based in Brussels (www.cenelec.org ) including the participation in preparatory procedures of the prepared legislation
  • Elaboration of forensic opinions in the mentioned sectors applicable mainly in railway accidents investigation
  • VUZ esperts act as representatives in a number of international projects of International Union of Railways (UIC)
  • Conducting analyses, feasibility studies and technical assistance in implementing the foreign and European signalling and communicatin facilities and systems in the conditions of Administratin of Railway Traffic Road (SŽDC) / ČD particularly the ERTMS (ECTS, GSM-R) and also such as crossing, track and communication signalling equipment, axle counters
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