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Rolling stock, metro and light rail training

Put safety at the heart of your railway operations

With almost 50 years of experience in railway, metro and light rail transport, TÜV SÜD has the required competence and expert know-how in order to train your employees in all essential aspects for the rail industry. Our courses are run by our multidisciplinary experts who worked on global rail projects worldwide. Our program spans courses both with and without certification; courses with certification are aimed at customers seeking to demonstrate their qualifications to the public.

Target group of the rolling stock, metro and light rail training

The training targets developers, testers, project leads and qualified representatives primarily involved in the development or manufacture of relevant systems and subsystems in the rail sector.

Rolling stock, metro and light rail training content

Our rolling stock, metro and light rail training contain of two modules:

Module A

  • Evaluation of rolling stock
  • Mechanics, hydraulics, pneumatics
  • Power circuits, control technology
  • Static and dynamic testing
  • Practical testing

Module B

  • Rolling stock maintenance systems
  • Safety control equipment for rolling stock, safety-relevant vehicle components
  • Plans and structural requirements for rolling stock
  • Potential fire risks for rolling stock

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We also offer individual customised in-house training courses, which can cover the following topics:

  • Basic principles of the European Train Control System (ETCS)
  • Current developments in control and safety technology from the perspective of a testing and inspection organization
  • Basic principles of rail systems, rail operation and signalling technology
  • Rail infrastructure
  • Common safety methods (CSM)
  • Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI)
  • Approval management in Germany
  • Safety management
  • Fire protection on railway vehicles EN 45545
  • Electronic equipment used on rolling stock EN 50155
  • Rolling stock power supply and overhead wires
  • Electrical safety, earthing and the return circuit EN 50122
  • Maintenance management, DIN 27201-1 and risk management
  • Functional Safety Certification Program (FSCP)

If you are interested in individual customised in-house training courses, contact us directly.


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