The Railway Research Institute (formerly Railway Scientific and Technical Centre) is a research institute subordinated to the Ministry of Infrastructure and Construction. We are Notified Body No. 1467 under the Directive 2008/57/EC on the interoperability of the rail system within the Community (unlimited period of validity of the notification) as well as Designated Body for conformity assessment according to Polish regulations.

The Railway Research Institute, operating over 65 years in the railway sector, conducts scientific and research work and performs certification processes in the fields of railways and urban rail transport. We also conduct tests and calibration of measuring instruments.

We hold PCA (Polish Centre for Accreditation) accreditation certificates as product certification body (AC 128), QMS certification body (AC 185) and research body (AB 310, AB 369, AB 742, AP 024) covering all subsystems and interoperability constituents of rail transport.

We own a Test Track in Żmigród for conducting various tests. We also posses the necessary infrastructure for R&D studies in the field of railway transport.


We would like to invite you to see our short presentationIK Presentation


Instytut Kolejnictwa w latach 50-tych (fot. Archiwum IK)