JOIN-TRANS 2024: 7th European Conference "Joining and Construction of Railway Vehicles"

May 8–9, 2024

Note on the hybrid event: You can participate in this event on site or via our livestream.

Safe rail transport is in the public interest throughout Europe - and welding plays an active role within. Therefore, the harmonization of welding for railway vehicles according to EN 15085 is proceeding. However, a clearly defined standard alone does not sufficiently influence the quality of welding on railway vehicles but a standardized European system of quality assurance does. The latter is a key task for the European Committee for Welding on Railway Vehicles (ECWRV). Manufacturers, operators, national safety authorities as well as manufacturer certification bodies from more than 20 countries are all currently members of the ECWRV. They all discuss the matter.

In this context, the online database EN 15085 is crucial as it provides transparency regarding the validity of certificates as well as technical information. Every participant of the project needs to be up-to-date with the topic. This can be achieved by their exchange of experience such as in technical conferences about the latest developments in welding technology, the welded constructions, and standards for railway vehicles.

For the second time the conference JOIN-TRANS will be organized by ECWRV and SLV Halle GmbH with another European partner. This time the host will be Magyar Hegesztestechnikai es Anyagvizsgalati Egyesüles (MHtE) in Budapest, Hungary.

The ECWRV, MHtE, and SLV Halle GmbH are pleased to invite you to the 7th European Conference JOIN-TRANS 2024 called “Joining and Construction of Railway Vehicles” on May 8-9, 2024, in Budapest, Hungary.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Hungary.

This event is sponsored by

DVS Zert


Kemper GmbH
Optrel AG
Photon Laser Manufacturing GmbH
qonexus GmbH

Registration deadline

The registration ends five days before the event starts. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation of registration and an invoice. After the deadline, the conference proceedings will be sent and full costs will be charged.


Formal cancellation via email is possible up to five days before the event starts. Your entire fee will be refunded or, if you please, another person may take your place at no additional cost.

Registration for the event is currently not active.

Conference office
Conference office
E-mail: conferences(at)

Event location

Albertirsai út 10.
1101 Budapest , Hungary

Evening program

Hungarian Museum of Railway Vehicles
H - 1142 Budapest, Tatai út 95.

Departure for the Hungarian Evening by nostalgic train is scheduled for 6:00 pm from Kőbánya felső railway station, which is a 5-minute walk away.

The evening programme starts at 8:00 pm.