Collaboration with DB and SNCF

The vast majority of all European wagons are operated by a large population of keepers, used by a variety of railway undertakings and maintained in workshops distributed across Europe.

By creating the VPI-European Maintenance Guide (VPI-EMG) and conducting technical assessments of workshops, VPI European Rail Service GmbH (VERS) supports the “private” freight wagon sector with unified approaches, insofar as is feasible and useful.

VERS further strives to coordinate its procedures and results with other major players in the freight wagon sector. This also complies with the requirements of the ECM regulation calling for a sharing of experiences between the various market players.

In the interests of a comprehensive sharing of experiences and ever broader acceptance of the VPI-EMG as well as the technical assessments, we are also interested in additional collaborations.

The recently concluded DB/SNCF/VERS collaboration agreement can be viewed here: