TÜV SÜD - a global player in safety railway services

TÜV SÜD - A GLOBAL PLAYER IN SAFETY RAILWAY SERVICES

YOUR CONNECTION FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY, RELIABILITY AND EFFICIENCY

YOUR CONNECTION FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY, RELIABILITY AND EFFICIENCY

TÜV SÜD is your partner when it comes to testing, inspection, certification, training and advisory services along all phases of a railway project – from risk assessment, design, manufacture, installation, integration to operation and maintenance. Our competencies in conventional, high-speed, metro, and light rail are backed by many years of experience working on international rail projects with railway authorities, operators, system integrators and other important stakeholders worldwide. Our multidisciplinary rail experts understand the increasing complexity of the modern rail technologies and systems, focusing on the risks resulting from the integration of all the subsystems into a complete railway system that need to be put in safe operation.

We offer you world-class services based on holistic approach, best practices and profound knowledge. Find out more about some of our global reference projects in the rail industry:

Rail project Israel
Railway System Safety Assessment and track inspection for high-speed train connection between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv
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Rail project ILint
Various inspection, safety assessment and certification services as DeBO and AsBO for the first hydrogen-fuelled multi-unit train set (Coradia iLint 54)
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rail case study VD8 germany
Project VDE 8: Verification of high-speed track infrastructure and signalling technology including ETCS (European Train Control System)
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saudi arabia rail
Independent Safety Assessment of Electronic interlocking, ETCS L2 and Centralised Traffic Control (for a 2,400 km long newly built railway network)
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denmark rail case study
NoBo verification for Denmark's first high-speed railway which will run the New Line Copenhagen - Ringsted (NLCR) and CSM assessment between Copenhagen and ringsted stations over Køge
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Rail project Turkey Marmaray
Safety Assessment and inspection of the Marmaray Tunnel connecting two continents
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WE OFFER COMPLETE RAILWAY PROJECT SERVICES TO ADDRESS THE INDIVIDUAL NEEDS OF OUR TARGET CLIENTS

Complete railway systems need a comprehensive understanding of all subsystems such as infrastructure, rolling stock, signalling, energy, auxiliary subsystems as well as operational and maintenance expertise to address the different challenges of our target clients like rail subsystem suppliers, system integrators, operators but also authorities and infrastructure managers. 

Complete railway services 

 Around the world, our TÜV SÜD rail experts support our clients in their challenges to have safe rail systems. They strive to verify that relevant technical and operational risks have been mitigated to an acceptable level. Moreover, they assess if the integrated complete railway system has been proven to fulfill the defined safety requirements and that the complete railway system and its subsystems are compliant with safety requirements and global railway standards. 

Finally, our proven services are based on fifty years of experience in the sector, but we are already looking to the future by supporting our customers also with new technologies and topics such as cybersecurity and hydrogen. 

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Manufacturers of rail supply

We support manufacturers of railway rolling stock, control, command and signalling systems, power supply and infrastructure components in ensuring that their products comply with relevant regulations and standards. We understand the challenges and complexities associated with the latest rail market trends and modern technology.

For manufacturers of railway systems and components, we offer the following specific services:


 

System integrators railWe support system integrators to ensure that the rail systems, trains and infrastructure, delivers a resilient operational railway meeting customer requirements. We partner with you in solving the challenge to integrate new rail technologies into legacy systems.

For system integrators we offer the following services:

  • Risk evaluation and independent safety assessment of railway subsystems and their interfaces (ISA/AsBo): CCS systems, power supply, track infrastructure
  • Interoperability assessment according to relevant European Directives (NoBo) - Conformity assessment according to country specific regulation (NNTRs) in different European countries (DeBo)

 

Passenger and freight rail operators and infrastructure managersWe support cross-border, regional and urban railway operators and infrastructure managers in ensuring that their systems - both independently and as part of a larger system - operate in a safe, reliable and efficient manner with minimised risk, especially when new rail technologies are integrated into legacy systems. For operators this includes the maintenance of passenger and freight trains and systems to collect fares, manage passengers, and handle goods.

For passenger and freight rail operators and infrastructure managers we offer the following services:


Railway authoritiesWe support railway authorities, who are in charge of implementing regulations and issuing final operation permits in ensuring safety and maintenance and initiate whole railway projects. This includes supervisory, licensing and safety authorities.

For railway safety authorities we offer the following services:


Our GLOBAL ACCREDITATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

TÜV SÜD has the following accreditations and recognitions:

inspection body

Inspection Body

  • According to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020 Type A
  • For infrastructure, energy, signalling, IT security, functional safety/automation and rolling stock
  • In Europe, China, and Korea

 

testing body

Testing Body

  • According to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025
  • According to UIC 541-00 & 541-05 for wheel slide protection tests and monitoring during operation
  • for tank container tests according to CAN/CGSB 43.147-2005, CSA B625-08
  • Machinery Directive Annex 4 for safety components
  • CNAS Lab: for fire protection according to ISO/IEC 17025

 

designated body

Designated Body (DeBo)

  • DeBo in Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, The Netherlands, Norway, Finland, and Italy

 

certification body

Certification Body

  • According to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065 - for ECM certification of freight wagons

 

notified body

Notified Body (NoBo)

  • According to EU Directive 2008/57/EC and (EU) 2016/797
  • Associated partner of EBC

 

assessment body Assessment Body (AsBo)

  • According to EU Regulation 402/2013/EU and (EU) 2015/1136
  • AsBo in all European countries and Switzerland

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