Test management for the Austrian federal railway (ÖBB)


Austria, February 2017 to March 2020
Digital Interlocking/CBTC

Comprehensive test management was an important pillar for the commissioning of the various routes and sub-projects.

NEXTRAIL is responsible for the entire test management of the ÖBB. The tasks include creating test specifications as well as carrying out tests in a laboratory setting and in the field. In addition, the test results are analysed, evaluated and documented for sub-projects, which are divided into the following main areas: support of SIGNON Deutschland GmbH in extension of project support for ETCS Level 2, block compaction for new lines Vienna–St Pölten, ETCS Level 2 ÖBB – Unterinntal and ETCS Level 2 ÖBB – freight rail bypass St Pölten

Key areas of service

  • Support with project planning, scheduling and coordination

  • Administration of the freight rail bypass planning documents, checking freight rail bypass project planning and evaluating log files

  • Change request (CR) and claim management

  • Operational technical coordination and preliminary work for technical committee on anomalies (TGA)

  • Supporting the process for project-specific ETCS safety-relevant application conditions

  • Creation of a rough plan (balise plan) as a specification for the ETCS manufacturer with subsequent detailed planning

  • Review of the manufacturer’s design planning, project planning and route atlas

  • Acceptance measurement (with subsequent inspection of the track file)

  • Test specifications for acceptance tests, both specific and generic

  • Monitoring of tests in the laboratory and on the tracks, as well as analysis of test results and deviations

  • Creation of reports on acceptance runs

Special features

Comprehensive test management was an important pillar for the commissioning of the various routes and sub-project.

Contact person

Here you will find your contact person for System Engineering and Test and system integration
Experte Jörg Liesche

Dipl.-Ing. Jörg Liesche

Member of the Executive Board, Principal Consultant
Jörg Liesche is Principal Consultant and Member of the Executive Board at NEXTRAIL GmbH. With over 25 years of professional experience on the manufacturer side and as a consultant, he has extensive operational and technical expertise – particularly in the area of ETCS and the interfaces to adjacent systems.