In accordance with the requirements arising from both national and EU regulations, each Member State is obliged to establish and implement a computer-based railway vehicle register, referred to as the National Vehicle Register (NVR). The provisions regarding this matter were further specified in the Regulation of the Minister of Infrastructure and Construction of 23 June 2016 on the national railway vehicle register (Journal of Laws of 2016, item 988).
The national railway vehicle register provides information on
- the vehicle owner;
- the vehicle keeper;
- the entity in charge of vehicle maintenance;
- the obtained authorisations for placing in service;
- the limitations on vehicle use;
- the EC declaration of verification;
- the year of manufacture.
The national vehicle registers are established with a view to providing access to key information regarding railway vehicles operated in various countries. The registration obligation applies to all railway vehicles, except:
- underground vehicles;
- railway vehicles moving only along side-tracks;
- railway vehicles with a track width of less than 1435 mm;
- historic vehicles used only as immovable exhibits;
- special vehicles moving only along closed tracks or transported by other vehicles;
- railway vehicles moving only on those railway networks which have been separated, in functional terms, from the railway system, and dedicated to local, urban or suburban passenger transport;
- railway vehicles moving only on railway infrastructure owned by private infrastructure managers, for their own purposes and as part of their own activities in the field of freight transport;
- railway vehicles moving only on railway infrastructure dedicated to local, tourist or historic use;
- historic vehicles not moving on railway networks.
The information contained on this website refers only to the national railway vehicle register kept by the President of UTK.