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Rail vehicle licensing centre

The licensing centre defines and checks parameters and safety standards for vehicles pending access to ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG's rail network (ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG network compatibility check).


Network compatibility check – ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG

We are happy to support and advise you on obtaining a certification of compatibility with our network for your railway vehicles.

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Correction digit for combined transport (CT) freight wagons

This section contains all the information you need to obtain a correction digit for your CT freight wagon in accordance with IRS 50596-6 and valid on the ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG network.

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Licensing centre regulations

This section contains all of ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG's vehicle technology-related regulations. Specifically, it contains regulations for the network compatibility check, as well as rail vehicle instructions (FTA) and rail vehicle information (FTI).

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Vehicle database – ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG

Enter the 12-digit vehicle number to check whether a vehicle has been verified as technically compatible with our network, and view the conditions under which it can be used.

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Check digit calculation

If you know only the first 11 digits of the vehicle number and need the check digit, you can use this tool to calculate or verify the check digit in order to obtain the full 12-digit European Vehicle Number (EVN).

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Siding licensing

Siding companies that connect to the ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG network and use parts of ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG for shunting with their own vehicles and personnel, require authorisation to do so. We can help you with this. The information you need is provided here.

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Contact licensing centre

A qualified team of vehicle specialists is on hand to respond to your queries and requests.

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Easy access to our network
Rail Vehicle Licensing

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Austrian Federal Ministry

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Austrian National Vehicle Register

European union agency for railways


European union agency for railways

Technical Specifications for Interoperability