Creating network access tests


Austria, December 2017 to July 2018


Special feature of the project

The project was an important building block for obtaining network approval for vehicles from ÖBB.

Creating network access tests and optimising the test process.

Before new vehicle series receive network approval, it is mandatory to carry out test cases at the ÖBB for ETCS Level 1 and Level 2. NEXTRAIL wrote test scenarios for the in-depth suitability testing of the vehicles in conjunction with the track for different vehicle models. If scenarios were already available, they were formally – and, where necessary, also functionally – adapted to the current conditions. In addition, NEXTRAIL supported ÖBB in the coordination of processes. For example, tests had to be designed in such a way that normal operation was not interrupted while also providing reliable testing conditions.
As NEXTRAIL is very familiar with the functionality of the Austrian ETCS system, the tests could be carried out quickly. The requirements of the §40 persons involved were taken into account and their specific knowledge was included in the tests.

Key areas of service

Special features

Thanks to its wealth of experience in the areas of acceptance tests and functional tests, NEXTRAIL was able to quickly contribute to the registration of a number of vehicle series with the ÖBB. These include TWINDEXX and Talent 3, locomotive X4 VECTRON, EC250/Giruno, ICE-T, Eurodual and Desiro CityJet.

Contact person

Here you will find your contact person for test and system integration

image of train control system specialist Joerg Liesche in front of a Nextrail wall-print

Dipl.-Ing. Jörg Liesche

Principal for train control systems