Manage all technical and operational aspects of railway and metro systems to ensure safety
The various rail technologies and subsystems in use today include technologies in infrastructure, rolling stock and signalling. Beyond making certain that each of these subsystems functions correctly, it is very important to ensure that they are all compatible and operate alongside each other in a safe and reliable manner. Central to this is understanding how different subsystems can affect one another when linked together as a complete system.
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 is recognised as a railway safety assessor by many railway authorities and national safety authorities. Our team of 600 multidisciplinary rail experts understands the complex interlinking of rail tasks.
Our services at a glance
Engineering support and assessment
- Safety of the interaction between various subsystems (interface analysis)
We offer engineering support through the TÜV SÜD 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.
Approval management for
- Electrical & mechanical (E&M) systems
- Rolling stock
TÜV SÜD‘s support optimises approval management strategies and facilitates interfaces to 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 to identify and comply with application- and region-specific approval requirements.
Independent safety assessment
- Compile information regarding the safety of new railway equipment to determine if the new system is fit for purpose and in accordance with national safety regulations
- Identify and highlight any areas that need to be addressed in order to achieve full compliance with the stipulated requirements
TÜV SÜD has successfully demonstrated in numerous projects that accumulated knowledge over the entire technical spectrum of the complete system is of the utmost importance. From electronic and mechanical components, operating systems and subsystems such as rolling stock and signalling up to integration of all subsystems into a complete system, ensuring excellent operational performance – TÜV SÜD always has the right experts at hand to assess the safety and reliably of your system. We are experienced in supporting leading railway partnerships, authorities, operators, infrastructure managers and suppliers, covering both mainline and urban transit operations.