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New training programme for light rail system operators

TÜV SÜD has launched an innovative training programme to prepare selected transport company employees who want to become operations manager of urban transportation systems (light rail, metro, cable car), by increasing their awareness of safety requirements at all levels of light rail transit (LRT) operations and educate them how to respond on unsafe events.

training for operations managerThe Training Operations Manager (TOM) programme combines comprehensive theoretical online training modules, followed by hands-on practical experience. This includes visits to established public transport companies, to gain an overview of real-world operation and maintenance approaches. This gives participants the opportunity to gain in-depth insights into the operation and maintenance of vehicles, as well as the infrastructure of LRT systems. At the end of the training course, participants must pass an examination relating to all relevant laws, regulations, and standards. Upon positive result they will receive an official certificate from the relevant authority in their country, which is valid for five years.

While the training programme is primarily aimed at candidates preparing for operation manager examinations, it is also highly relevant to a wide range of management-level participants across the rail industry spectrum, including those responsible for maintenance, operations, infrastructure, and vehicle provision. The material can also be used for training of dedicated technical experts since it contains in-depth technical knowledge on the systems and the individual subsystems.

Anton Linssen, Sales Director at TÜV SÜD said: “This training programme is a particularly innovative step as it represents a new approach in the way TÜV SÜD has traditionally delivered training services. This is because it goes far beyond technical content for operations management and follows a strong process-oriented focus against regulations.”

Online module topics include:

  • System and subsystem technical topics
  • Urban railway systems – the basics
  • Safety management LRT requirements
  • Specific LRT technologies
  • Rolling stock technology
  • Trackwork, tunnel and stations technology
  • Traction and auxiliaries power supply
  • Train control and communication
  • Operational facilities technology
  • Safety, operation and maintenance management
  • Operation focused topics
  • Maintenance focused topics
  • Applicable laws


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