Complete railway system services require a holistic in-depth knowledge of the entire railway system with all its subsystems including infrastructure, rolling stock and signalling, as well as experience in operation and maintenance. Authorities, train operating companies and infrastructure managers need to ensure that both traditional and modern technologies are correctly and safely integrated across the complete rail system. Each subsystem must operate safely and reliably alone as well as part of a complete system. Besides technical safety, further aspects such as operational safety and cyber security must be understood to ensure overall safety.
Conducting overall train and railroad safety assessment provides you with multiple benefits including:
TÜV SÜD has been in the rail business for almost half a century and is recognised worldwide as railway safety assessor by many railway and national safety authorities. We provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to ensure that your various systems function safely and reliably, both on their own and in conjunction with each other. Our team of 600 multidisciplinary rail experts understand the complex interlinking of rail tasks, and support you in managing the technical and operational aspects of complete railway systems. TÜV SÜD combines a pragmatic approach with in-depth technical evaluation to achieve compliance with all relevant requirements.
TÜV SÜD provides a comprehensive range of engineering support, assessment and approval management services.
We offer engineering support through our subsidiary SIGNON for all phases of the life cycle, from planning to implementation, testing and commissioning. Our experience in integration of individual subsystems to form complete systems, spanning knowledge of interfaces, maintenance and operations, provides operators, integrators and authorities with comprehensive support, enabling them to excel in safety, reliability and operational performance.
TÜV SÜDs’ support optimises approval management strategies for infrastructure, electrical & mechanical systems as well as rolling stock and facilitates interactions with safety authorities, ensuring smooth and time-efficient approval of your systems. We can provide these services for both individual subsystems and complete systems. We help you to manage, identify and comply with application and region-specific approval requirements.
We assess the safety and reliability of your systems, from electronic and mechanical components, operating systems and subsystems like rolling stock and signalling, to the integration of all subsystems into a complete system to ensure excellent operational performance. We are experienced in supporting leading railway partnerships, authorities, operators, infrastructure managers and suppliers, covering both mainline and urban transit operations.
TÜV SÜD’s management system certification services support you in meeting the requirements of internationally recognised standards like IRIS, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, to ensure safety and improve your product’s marketability for entry into new markets. Additionally, the entire system certification allows you to demonstrate readiness for operation.
TÜV SÜD provides various analysing services like damage and cause analyses, gap analyses as well as RAMS and CSM analyses.
We provide customised in-house training for regulations, standards and operational rules.