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Assessment and Testing of Rail Vehicles

Assessment and Testing of Rail Vehicles

Unlimited Rail Travel with Tested Trains

Modern rail systems and networks are becoming increasingly complex. European trains have to share railroad tracks with a large number of companies. To guarantee rail transport safety, country-specific accreditations for all kinds of trains are necessary. Our employees carry out the statutory testing and certification of your rail vehicles and components; whether they are high-speed trains, freight wagons, regional trains, or construction machines. You can be sure that your trains are in good hands with us. Make use of our extensive experience when it comes to international accreditation and EC certification.

Benefits at a Glance

Independent testing and certification from TÜV Rheinland helps you:

  • Fulfill statutory requirements for validation documents
  • Prove that your rail vehicles adhere to safety and quality standards and also maintain due diligence during the utilization of independent third parties.
  • Obtain assistance and support for your projects on-site with our international network
  • Take advantage of certification for interoperability from our NoBo, DeBo, and AsBo authorized bodies

Evaluation of Rail Vehicles

Our experts assess and certify the safety, quality, and interoperability of your rail vehicles and components.

  • EC verification as a notified body, based on directive 2008/57/EC “Interoperability of the Trans-European railway system” and subordinate technical interoperability specifications, or TSI’s, such as
    • TSI HS RST for high-speed traffic
    • TSI LOC&PAS for conventional vehicles
    • TSI PRM for “persons with limited mobility”
    • TSI SRT for “safety in railway tunnels”
    • TSI for freight wagons
    • TSI for noise
  • Assistance with operational inspections
  • Evaluation of calculations regarding brake design, structural stability, kinematic gauge
  • Summary of specific operating instructions from individual assessment results
  • Preparation of damage reports and valuations
  • Assistance in commissioning, prototype tests, and series tests
  • Safety assessment for alterations
  • Noise tests
  • Evaluation of evacuation and fire protection measures
  • Provision and evaluation of national accreditation requirements
  • Evaluation of RAMS analyses
  • Tests in compliance with BOStrab, VDV, or comparable national regulations
  • Assistance during invitations to tender and evaluations of proposals for procuring rolling stock
  • Testing and assessment of the vehicle’s on-board electrical and electronic components and systems


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