Put safety at the heart of your railway operations
Rail signalling services help operators, railway project managers and manufacturers to ensure that their crucial rail signalling equipment functions safely and reliably. The complex interdependencies of signalling and telecommunications and other safety critical equipment and systems in the rail sector pose real challenges for operators and manufacturers. It is essential to ensure that safety, performance, quality and interoperability objectives are met as cost-efficiently as possible. Rail signalling services help you by ensuring that your plans, engineering and signalling systems are working safely and reliable.
Conducting validation, testing, assessment and certification services on your rail signalling projects and equipment provides several benefits:
TÜV SÜD supports rail manufacturers and operators at every stage of their product life cycle: from risk analyses to the development, planning to realisation of control systems and signalling technology, telecommunications, and Power Scada. At the same time, we cover all areas of rail signalling (e. g. interlocking systems, CBTC systems, human-machine interface systems, axle counting systems, ATP systems) and all train types (high-speed, conventional, tramways, light rail systems, metros [BOStrab]). Our expertise focuses on validation, independent safety assessment, certification and training. We cover all state-of-the-art technologies that are used in signalling systems for rail infrastructure, from relay-driven systems to fully software-controlled systems (microcomputer, FPGA) and standard industrial programmable logic controllers (PLC).
By taking advantage of our support services to manage the complex requirements for the validation and assessment of signalling systems and technologies, you ensure and document that your systems efficiently comply with safety requirements. Our experts support you in the best way possible, always with the objective to achieve maximum safety of your products at minimum costs and with our global expert network we are able to support you worldwide.
We provide practical solutions to ensure your signalling project meets all safety, performance, quality and interoperability objectives:
o As an Independent Safety Assessor (ISA), TÜV SÜD provides independent assessment
services of generic products and generic and specific applications in accordance with
European standards and IEC standards as well as all relevant specifications for trackside
and on-board equipment.
o Plan checking and acceptance testing as well as on the inspection of functional and
technical safety for rail signalling systems.
o Independent quality and safety audits
o All our services are supported by proprietary tools
o Validation of generic products and applications as well as specific applications at
software and system level
o Conformity assessments of interoperability constituents and EC verifications of the
control-command and signalling (CCS) on-board and trackside subsystems according
to EU Directives (associated partner with EISENBAHN-CERT (EBC), accreditation as
NoBo via TÜV SÜD Nederland and TÜV SÜD Danmark)
o Evaluation according to CSM as an independent Assessment Body (AsBo)
o Evaluation of national notified technical rules - Evaluation as a Designated body (DeBo)
o Our specialists can certify your product to the relevant sector-specific safety
standards (Certification with TÜV SÜD-Mark, e. g. according to standard series
o Our experienced specialists conduct training for a range of signalling and safety systems (e. g. basics of rail signalling, CENELEC Standards)
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Put safety at the heart of your railway operations.