The service is received by the entity in charge of maintenance’ who is responsible for the maintenance of the vehicle.

The applicant shall establish a maintenance system for those vehicles for the maintenance of which it is in charge and ensure the safe operation of these vehicles.

  • The maintenance system must:
    • ensure that vehicles are maintained in accordance with the maintenance file of each vehicle and the requirements in force, including maintenance rules and relevant TSI provisions;
    • implement the necessary risk evaluation and assessment methods established in the common safety methods, where appropriate in cooperation with other actors in the railway system;
    • ensure that its contractors implement risk control measures through the application of the common safety method on monitoring and that compliance with this requirement can be demonstrated by the contracts concluded  and these contracts are disclosed for the European Union Agency for Railways or State Railway Technical Inspectorate;
    • ensure the traceability of the maintenance activities.

In order to obtain the certificate of the entity in charge of maintenance for vehicles of 1520 mm track gauge, the applicant shall ensure the safe operation of vehicles through the vehicle maintenance system and shall demonstrate that the functions of the system set up by him meet the requirements and assessment criteria with regard to the functions it decided to outsource (entrusted to another contractor). Applicant shall submit an application to the State Railway Technical Inspectorate in compliance with the requirements specified in Paragraphs 58 and 59 of Regulation No. 375.

The State Railway Technical Inspectorate shall assess whether the applicant, as the entity in charge of maintenance for vehicles of 1520 mm track gauge, is able to meet the relevant requirements referred to in Paragraph 52 of Regulation No. 375 and apply them consistently, ensuring safe operation of the vehicles for which it is responsible.

Jeļena Stepanova

Senior expert in charge of railway policy matters - room 21
jelena.stepanova [at] vdzti.gov.lv