Located at the German Aerospace Centre (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) DLR Institute of Transportation Systems in Braunschweig, RailSiTe® is DLR's dedicated railway simulation and test laboratory. Since 2012, it has been accredited in accordance with DIN ES ISO / IEC 17025:2005 for the functional conformity test of ETCS on-board equipment. The facility has the capability to provide detailed technical and operational simulations, as well as the testing of railway control and safety systems. The laboratory is able to replicate the entire rail transport system chain in detail; this includes everything from track-side control, safety technology and signal boxes to route infrastructure, the route-train radio interface and vehicle-side operations.


Volker Speelmann

Head of Research Infrastructures
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Executive Board department for Innovation, Transfer and Research Infrastructure
Linder Höhe, 51147 Cologne

Martin Johne

German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Institute of Transportation Systems
Lilienthalplatz 7, 38108 Braunschweig