current language
Sweden available in the following languages:
or select your TÜV Rheinland country website:

Rolling Stock Maintenance

Rolling stock maintenance – TÜV Rheinland

Optimising maintenance for rolling stock and railway infrastructure

Due to the increasing competition in the transport sector and decreasing financial resources, all market participants are experiencing considerably greater cost pressure. We help you optimise your rail and bus maintenance, making your business more efficient, effective and competitive.

With our support, you’ll achieve comprehensive technical, operational and economic improvement of your workshop operations and streamline the interfaces between operations, maintenance and supply chain management. Our services are focused on five areas: Vehicle and maintenance technology, workshop organisation, supply chain management, workshop strategy and management systems.

We have become a leading service provider in the field of process re-design and optimisation in operation, workshop, maintenance and spare parts management in local, regional and freight rail transport. Our experts have extensive experience of all workshop processes. Together we can develop tailor-made concepts for improving efficiency and lowering costs in the workshop and successfully implementing the measures identified.

Contact us and learn how you can benefit from our support!

Lower maintenance costs – with our services for rail vehicles

With our support, you can reduce the downtime for scheduled maintenance and repair of rail vehicles and buses, and you can lower maintenance costs while maintaining high safety and quality standards. You will also increase vehicle availability and improve employee satisfaction through reliable processes in the workshop.

In collaboration with our experts, you can identify potential improvements to the organisation, workshop and logistics. This will enable you to optimise your organisational and process structures as well as your strategies for vehicle maintenance. You will also achieve lasting improvements to your fleet strategy and your warehouse and logistics concept.

Our solutions for efficient maintenance of rolling stock and buses

Rolling stock maintenance and ECM certification – TÜV Rheinland Caption= Our comprehensive services help you maintain your vehicles.
Our comprehensive services help you maintain your vehicles.

Our experienced experts will help you to optimise your workshop and implement measures for improvement within the following fields:

Vehicle and maintenance technology
We develop and optimise strategies for vehicle maintenance and - upon implementing – develop respective safety cases as per CENELEC standard 50126, or analogous We also help you to develop your fleet strategy further and decide on the relative merits of the procurement of new vehicles vs. investing in major overhauls and reconditioning.

Workshop organization
We help you optimise your organisational and process structures in maintenance and operation and make them more efficient. Services in this field also include interface optimisation between workshop and vehicle scheduling or ‘make-or-buy’ analysis as decision making support for in- and outsourcing.

Supply chain management
Fundamental aspects of workshop and maintenance supply chain management include the development of concepts for spare parts handling and warehouse organisation as well as the definition of spare part sets for intervals, repairs and revisions. We also advise on effective methods of just-in-time material supply within the production process.

Workshop strategy
Our experts determine the workshop capacities and staffing requirements based on your fleet and maintenance strategy, define the necessary infrastructure and equipment and help you to optimally distribute jobs and services between sites.

Management systems
We help you analyse and introduce proven safety management systems, e.g. as per directive 2004/49/EC , or implement ECM responsibilities as per EU regulation 445/2011 (equivalence in OTIF).

Our experts are experienced partners for rolling stock maintenance

Extensive experience of rail vehicle maintenance and more than 300 successful workshop optimisation projects make us a strong and reliable partner.

We take a close look at your organisation and your operating and maintenance processes and combine it with extensive knowledge of vehicle technology. Our success is based on the fact that we consider both the technical or operational side and the human "soft" factors.

We adapt our services to your needs and handle projects with experienced interdisciplinary teams on site and at our offices around the world.

Benefit from our experience!

More information

pdf Brochure - Rail consulting 1 MB Download
pdf Flyer - Lean management in rail transport 319 KB Download
pdf Flyer - Entity in charge of maintenance 1 MB Download

Procurement Strategies and Tendering in Rail

Procurement in the rail market | TÜV Rheinland

Get support from defining your procurement strategy to actual tender support worldwide.


Build supervision and asset valuation for the rail industry

Asset management for the rail sector | TÜV Rheinland

We provide comprehensive assistance for the asset management of rail infrastructure and vehicles.


Related Topic

Global Rail

Keeping your business on track. Around the globe.

Read more


Get in contact with us!

Get in contact with us!

Last Visited Service Pages