Independent Safety Assessment of complete railway systems
Add value by ensuring compliance with all required safety regulations
Like most industries, railway technologies have become increasingly complex over time. These developments have made safety and reliability assessments more necessary and more challenging to achieve overall. While this is generally true for all subsystems, it is particularly the case for large railway infrastructure projects. The complexity of a complete railway System makes it difficult to accurately analyse and ensure system safety. Authorities, train operating companies and infrastructure managers need to understand the dependencies and interfaces between the subsystems in order to understand the system as a whole. This requires a holistic in-depth knowledge of the entire railway system, including all subsystems, as well as relevant experience in operation and maintenance.
How can we help you?
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. TÜV SÜD provides services tailored to your specific needs by identifying the approaches most suited to your project from the onset. We Support clients with assessment services in compliance with global and regional regulations, and based on best practices. TÜV SÜD is recognised as a railway safety assessor by many railway authorities and national safety authorities. Our team of 300 multidisciplinary rail experts understands the complex interlinking of your rail tasks.
Our services at a glance
TÜV SÜD offers an end-to-end assessment covering the entire technical spectrum of a complete railway system. This includes all safety-critical subsystems such as rolling stock, signalling, infrastructureand energy as well as the integration of these subsystems to a complete system. Our experts can assess your system’s safety, reliability and operational performance with an ISA and certification service portfolio that includes:
Infrastructure (including understructure, superstructure, civil works and energy)
Earthworks (geological and geotechnical)
Civil works (including static calculation)
Track components and measurement cars
Vehicles and components
Generic signalling products as well as generic and specific signalling applications according to EN and IEC Standards
AC and DC energy systems
Interfaces (including track/civil works, track/understructure, track/rolling stock, rolling stock/catenary, track/energy, tack/signalling, signalling/track, signalling/rolling stock and signalling/energy)
Fire protection, emergency and rescue concepts (including railway stations, tunnels and vehicles)
Maintenance procedures and workshops
Security management and processes
Your benefits at a glance
Save time and money – by avoiding costly and timeconsuming rework through the use of integrated management planning from the onset of your project.
Minimise risk – of downtime and damage through early identification of quality and safety issues, as well as the development of suitable measures to address them.
Achieve planning certainty – with interdisciplinary support that gives you efficient single-source control, ensuring your project runs on schedule.
Assure quality – with an experienced, international team of rail experts who ensure your systems and processes meet your needs and regulatory requirements.