Deutsche Bahn

National automatic train control systems LZB, PZB and GNT

Here you will find all important and relevant information.

DB Netz AG has accepted the task of evaluating and approving of on-board vehicle equipment associated with the automatic train control systems and continued with this task as part of various restructuring activities. As a result of the legally defined distribution of roles between the freight operating company (EVU) and railway infrastructure company (EIU), we have made a decision to stop moving in this direction in future. These evaluations and approvals can be handled and carried out by corresponding independent experts, who refer to the technical specifications for the national automatic train control systems, and in the near future, the "Network Access Checks and Tests for National Automatic Train Control Systems" as provided by DB Netz AG.

The network access tests for national automatic train control systems comprise the framework document, test scenario catalogue and test scenario descriptions at the very minimum.

As part of your application to carry out a voting procedure for trial testing your vehicle, you will need to report any potentially relevant deviations.

Orders can also continue to be placed with DB Netz AG for having technical evaluations of vehicle equipment carried out. You can submit your inquiry informally by sending it to the e-mail address at the right. A service catalogue will be published here shortly.