Integrated vehicle approval support for meeting European and national requirements
It is essential that railway vehicle manufacturers and rolling stock operating companies meet mandatory, voluntary and contractual requirements for the assembly and functions of rolling stock and components. Navigating the mandatory requirements is challenging and time intensive. In addition, the risks of not meeting these specifications or requirements are high.
TÜV SÜD provides complete one-stop support for rolling stock, from conceptualisation to approval. We have a deep understanding of the rail regulatory requirements and our very own rail testing facility covering an area of approximately 30,000 square metres. In addition to providing thorough evaluations and reports, we offer TÜV SÜD certification marks, which are globally recognised and synonymous with quality and safety.
Our services at a glance
Approval management support
Preparation of tender documents and technical specifications
Optimization of maintenance procedures
Technical running, brake and derailment tests
Crash tests on complete vehicles or components
Rail impact test for tank containers
Testing buffers, automatic couplings and drawgear
Fire prevention and protection
Independent safety assessment (ISA) and certification
Certification of vehicles and components (including train control monitoring system (TCMS))
Assessment of personal protection safety concepts
Certification of maintenance procedures and workshops (Entities in charge of maintenance (ECM))
Your benefits at a glance
Save money – by taking advantage of our familiarity with the regulatory requirements to avoid costly rework of test specifications.
Save time – through our experience in understanding and meeting requirements with efficiency and speed.
Minimise risk – with an expert partner that can help you avoid the danger of recall, rework and reputation damage.