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Výzkumný Ústav Železniční, a.s. (VUZ – Railway Research Institute) provides technical services and comprehensive solutions for ČD in the area of the assessment, testing and consulting on rail systems and railway transport.

Výzkumný Ústav Železniční, a.s. (VUZ – Railway Research Institute) specialises in technical services and comprehensive solutions in the area of the assessment, testing and expert activities for rail systems and railway transport. At its test centre in Velim, VUZ owns and operates two test rail circuits which rank among the distinguished and renowned test centres for railway engineering and equipment in Europe. Its infrastructure and technical equipment form a unique and compact facility for realising all types of driving tests for rail vehicles and other railway equipment, as well as for experimental measurements and tests. The test centre also includes the Dynamic Testing State facility, which is used for performing endurance and dynamic tests on vehicles and their parts, including simulation of operational conditions and operational states of vehicles. VUZ is involved in a range of international projects in the area of railway systems and rail transport. It cooperates closely with leading manufacturers, academic institutions and professional organisations in the EU and beyond.

VUZ is Notified Body No. 1714 for assessing compliance with the European railway system’s requirements of interoperability.

Services provided

  • Testing
  • Authorised activities – assessing compliance
  • Accredited certification of quality-control products and systems
  • Expert activity in the area of railway systems and transport

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You will find more information about Výzkumný Ústav Železniční, a.s. on http://www.cdvuz.cz.

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