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Directorate 2


All assignments, which are associated to railroad infrastructure, as well as all sovereign assignments regarding the general infrastructure have been relocated to the EBA's Directorate 2.

The main responsibilities of Directorate 2 are as follows:

  • Licensing of railroad specific construction types, component parts and component materials
  • Building inspection for construction measures of railroad operation installations
  • Building inspection for construction measures of constructional civilian protection
  • Monitoring the operational secure condition of railroad operation installations
  • Plan determination and plan authorization
  • State railroad supervision of non-federal owned railways
  • Recognition of appraisal reports
  • Monitoring of railroad operation installations requiring monitoring according to the equipment safety laws
  • Technical work safety supervision for rail vehicles and railroad operation installations
  • Capacity Monitoring

    • Closing of railroad infrastructure facilities
    • Reduction of the traffic operation
  • Authorizations for the operation of railway infrastructure
  • Decisions if agreement could not be implemented concerning the connection onto other public railways