Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail

Last update 05.05.2015




Vehicle Keeper Marking (VKM) Register

The joint OTIF/ERA register of unique vehicle keeper marking codes is hosted on the European Railway Agency (ERA) website. Since January 2010, updates have been made on the first Wednesday of every month. The joint OTIF/ERA VKM register is published in four languages (English, French, German, Russian). Futher details are set out in the application guide.




Certification of Entities in Charge of Maintenance (ECM)

ECM certificates and ECM certification bodies are registered in the joint OTIF/ European Railway Agency (ERA) register hosted on the ERA website. The ECM registers contains all entries from EU Member States and from non-EU OTIF Member States. 




National Vehicle Registers (NVR)

OTIF NVR specifications have been prepared on the basis of European Commission Decision 2011/107/EU.

  • Link to the OTIF NVR specifications: NVR 2015


According to these specifications, all NVRs must be linked to the central Virtual Vehicle Register (ECVVR) managed by the European Railway Agency (ERA). The ECVVR is a search engine connecting all the NVRs.

According to information from ERA, as of May 2016:


  • All EU OTIF MS plus Norway have their NVR connected to ECVVR;

  • 3 Non-EU OTIF MS have their NVR connected to ECVVR: Serbia, Switzerland and Turkey.


The updated status of connections to ECVVR is available on the ERA website:




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