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Innotrans 2022

Cybersecurity certification in rail transport

InnoTrans 2022, the major event of the European transport industry, was held in Berlin at the end of September 2022. Our company, RailCert Hungary Ltd. also participated in this prestigious event

Our company aims to strengthen and expand its worldwide relations and cooperation, therefore an international agreement with the Italian RINA Services S.p.A. was signed at the Berlin Fair. In the future, the companies will be the first to provide mutual facilities for carrying out railway cyber certification activities in accordance with the CLC/TS 50701:2021 standard.

With the development of the digitalisation of rail transport, cybersecurity in the sector will also require increased attention. The European Union is working in several areas to fight against cybercrime and to enhance cyber protection. These efforts are setting new cybersecurity-centric requirements for the rail sector, which will create a safer digital space for rail operators.

The aim of RailCert Hungary Ltd. is to introduce and establish the railway cyber certification field in Hungary for its future partners, by fully complying with all relevant requirements.


EC (NoBo) and NR (DeBo) conformity assessment of the Füzesabony-Eger-Felnémet railway line section

On 12th September 2022., RailCert Hungary Ltd. issued Intermediate Statements of Verifications (ISV-s) for the Infrastructure (INF), Energy (ENE) and Control-Command and Signalling (CCS) subsystems for NIF Nemzeti Infrastruktúra Fejlesztő Zrt. who acting as the Authorised Representative of the Applicant (MÁV Zrt). In the project, we carried out the EC (NoBo) and NR (DeBo) certification procedures for the railway line section Füzesabony-Eger-Felnémet and related facilities in order to obtain the necessary construction authorisation.

The project consists of 17 km of continuous single-track electrified track along this part of line. Within the project, the aim is to restore speeds to v=100 km/h between Füzesabony and Eger (on sections with slow signals due to track conditions) by maintaining the present geometry and rebuilding locally. At the Eger station, the currently operating key-locking device is being upgraded, and the maintenance of the line protection elements is already scheduled. Upgraded maintenance of the overhead line network and overhead line renewal works on the railway line 87a Füzesabony (excl.) – Eger (incl.) will be done.

On this section, our Company has carried out the conformity assessment of the upgraded and newly constructed facilities for all subsystems, resulting in the issuance of Intermediate Statements of Verifications (ISVs) for both NoBo and DeBo.

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Our role is significant in one of the historic developments of the Hungarian railways

RailCert Hungary Kft., as an independent certification organisation, is involved in a number of large-scale projects in Hungary, thus contributing to Hungary’s railway development programme.

Among our projects currently being carried out, there are some which, due to their size, cover a separate subsystem or contain a unique solution in one of their elements, unique in the history of the Hungarian railways. These include the Southern Connecting Rail-Danube Bridge Modernisation (in Hungarian:”DÖVH”) project, the first milestone of the Southern Circular Railway, which will be built over the Danube on three railway tracks. Within Budapest, there has not been a comparable railway investment for decades, and this will be exceeded in the near future by the triple track upgrading project between Budapest Ferencváros and Kelenföld. In the framework of the present project, a new (third) superstructure has been constructed, and the existing two superstructures have been replaced and the substructure/superstructure elements have been modified as necessary. Our Conformity Assessment activities focused on the structural requirements of the proposed single span, multi-span steel truss bridge. Closely linked to the project schedule, the EC (NoBo) and NR (DeBo) certification procedures were carried out for the inclusion of limited service level traffic, separately assessed according to the construction of the bridge structures. We also carried out the verification of the conformity and suitability for use of the installed system components, as well as the relevant subsystem requirements. Before issuing the Intermediate Statement of Verification, our experts participated in the static and dynamic test loads required for the placing in service of the structures.

Our next and final task is to carry out the Conformity Assessment procedures and issue the certificates required for the authorisation for placing in service.