New version EN 15085-2:2020

Information on the revision of the EN 15085ff series of standards

Dear Sirs,

as a company certified by DVS ZERT, we would like to draw your attention to the revision and new edition of DIN EN 15085-2 "Railway applications - Welding of railway vehicles and components – Part 2: Requirements for welding manufacturer". Together with the certification bodies accredited for this in Germany, manufacturers and operators, including DB AG and the EBA - Federal Railway Authority, we have agreed on April 1, 2021 for the application of the new standard.

The new standard provides three possibilities for conformity assessment procedures for which the technical working group AG A7 "Welding of rail vehicles" in DVS e.V. elaborated explanatory DVS guideline as series DVS 1619 "Demonstration of conformity as welding manufacturer for rail-vehicle construction according to EN 15085". The technical rules to be applied in this area have been published by the EBA on their website at:

A paper coordinated with the above-mentioned interest groups, in which the transitional regulations are presented and summarized in detail, can be found here.

From April 1st, 2021, DVS ZERT GmbH will only carry out certifications (initial certification and re-certification) according to the new standard.

If you have any technical or organizational questions, do not hesitate to give us or our auditors a call. DVS ZERT will be happy to assist you.