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Test organization

BELGORAIL organises and coordinates differents tests, mainly to ensure compatibility between rolling stock (or a constituant) and the railway infrastructure.

BELGORAIL conducts track tests thanks to direct access to the Belgian (INFRABEL) and Luxembourgian (CFL-GI) rail networks. In other countries, BELGORAIL rely on local partners.











To obtain the Authorization for Placing Into  Service (APIS), several tests have to be performed in order to validate the nominal operation of the subsystem under real conditions and in interaction with the other subsystems.

Due to multidimensional impacts on human, organizational and technical aspects, the testing activity has to rely on a rigorous organization.

BELGORAIL offers a turnkey solution from the assessment, through the test organization to the obtaining of the commissioning authorization.

In the framework of the test organization, BELGORAIL prepares the test campaign (planning, support for the definition of the test programme, constitution of the test teams, reservations of access to the installations and overall coodination), attends it (supervision during the test campaign, supply and coordination of the test teams, execution of some tests and analysis with the advice of experts in real time), and formalises the documents required for obtaining the APIS.


  • Rolling Stock tests Organizations : High speed trainsTHALYS, VELARO EUROSTAR, ICE 3
  • Tests integration Rolling stock/ ERTMS Trackside (CFL)
  • Tests organization on national signalling systems (Belgium, Luxembourg and France)
  • Infrastructure tests organization : New infrastructure N34 between Brussels et Leuven, trackside and signaling systems in Belgium.


  • Specialists in Railway certification
  • A safety-based approach

  • More than 20 years of experience

  • A pool of qualified experts

  • More than 550 assessors from the all railway sectors

  • National and International recognitions: (17020 and 17065): France, Algeria, Belgium, Italy, Australia, Turkey, Spain, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Denmark, India, Saudi Arabia & UAE

  • Two Notified Bodies according to 2008/57/EC 
    Under #2593 for CERTIFER
    Under #1615 for BELGORAIL

  • Our proven methodology and specific tools allowing easier project and information management with our client

  • A Group recognized for its competencies and values, based on impartiality, quality, independence and confidentiality