Railway vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and rolling stock operating companies are required to meet mandatory, voluntary and contractual requirements for the construction, commissioning and operation of rolling stock and components. Rail testing companies provide independent, third-party assessment of rolling stock and components to ensure they are compliant with relevant standards. Testing will put the product through a series of different tests to receive authorisation for commissioning.
Testing of railways and components as well as rolling stock certification provides multiple benefits:
Comply with contractual requirements, as well as any national and international rolling stock regulations to put your product into service
Discover potential safety and approval-relevant weaknesses early in the development phase, to address them and avoid costly rework and delays
Ensure safety for passengers and drivers by demonstrating your quality with a globally recognised certification mark
TÜV SÜD has more than 50 years of experience as a rail testing company and partner to the rail industry. Our technical experts have extensive specialist know-how in assessment, testing and inspection for all types of systems and subsystems in the rail transport and rolling stock – from conventional to high-speed as well as metro and light rail.
We are recognised worldwide as a railway safety assessor, have a deep understanding of the rail regulatory requirements and operate our own rail testing facilities covering an area of approximately 35,000 square metres. In addition, we possess proprietary testing tools for rolling stock and railway components to offer the best possible service. Besides thorough evaluations and reports, we also provide TÜV SÜD certification marks after successful assessments, which are globally recognised and synonymous with quality and safety.