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Rail Freight

Rail Freight

Keep the wheels rolling

With a huge and increasing market, the stakes are high for freight operators, who must perform effective safety management, within an increasingly demanding schedule.  At NCB we understand these challenges.

Our freight specialists offer a full suite of professional services for owners and operators of a wide variety of locomotives and wagon types including container flats, hoppers, boxes, tanks and other specialised wagons.

We also support entities in charge of maintenance (ECMs) to ensure that their safety management systems are effective; benefiting users, vehicles and infrastructure alike.


We’ll provide full Notified Body (NoBo) and Designated Body (DeBo) services; assessing the conformance of new or modified wagons against the Freight Wagons TSI and notified national rules in support of an authorisation under the Railways Interoperability Regulations.

We can certify Interoperability Constituents.

We can act as an Assessment Body (AB) to assess compliance with the requirements of the Common Safety Method for Risk Evaluation and Assessment for new wagons and significant changes.

Additionally, our specialists in freight wagon maintenance can assess changes to maintenance regimes and issue the appropriate certification.