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Railroad Operations and Assessments

Railroad Operations and Assessments

Improve Safety with our Operational Analysis & Consulting

Every railroad operations consultant at TÜV Rheinland is extremely well-equipped to develop solutions and increase performance and efficiency in all areas of your business. Our services encompass both the physical condition and health of a railway, and the training and management strategies needed to increase system capacity. Working with a TÜV Rheinland railway operations consultant provides valuable insights into the performance of your company's operations and ensures compliance with the applicable regulations and industry standards.

Benefits at a Glance

Railroad Operational Analysis and Consulting services by TÜV Rheinland helps you:

  • Attain highest levels of safety and quality for your trains and systems
  • Ensure compliance with applicable regulations and industry standards
  • Improve process efficiency and performance
  • Take advantage of our years of experience and expertise
  • Benefit from our access to a global network of industry experts, locomotive organizations, government agencies, and manufacturers

Our Services for Railroad Operations

Our team can monitor and assess:

  • Operating Practices
  • Train Handling Practices
  • Safety Procedures
  • Physical Conditions of equipments and manufacturing facilities

With their years of experience and expertise in Railway Technology, TÜV Rheinland's personnel can:

  • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of an operation
  • Develop, write and produce operations manuals and safety plans
  • Develop Blue Signal Protection based on the Code of Federal Regulations
  • Develop rules, instructions and timetables
  • Develop operating strategies
  • Develop train handling strategies and provide recommendations to improve system capacity
  • Develop and provide Training Programs that enhance operation

Operational Analysis & Consulting Projects

A Partial List of Our Operational Analysis and Consulting Projects Include:

  • Performed design, layout and capacity analysis for a proposed major intermodal terminal to be used by several Class I railroads
  • Performed capacity assessment and operational audit for a western mining railroad
  • Performed capacity assessment of entire coal producing region for eastern Class I railroad. Study included assessment of proposed line extensions and siding locations for alternate corridors
  • Analyzed rail capacity and operational issues for two different intermodal ports on both the west and east coast
  • Performed design and capacity analysis for proposed staging yard for coal operation on Class I railroad
  • Performed line capacity and motive power assessment for 600-mile regional railroad in Midwest
  • Developed Meet-Pass Planning Optimization Software as subcontractor to major control system supplier of central office dispatching systems
  • Performed a major risk assessment for the Alaska Railroad including determining areas and operating procedures that represented a high derailment/safety risk and a subsequent high risk of environmental damage if an accident/incident should occur. TÜV Rheinland provided specific quantification of risk probability and suggested mitigation measures

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