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Metro and Light Rail

Services for manufacturers in the metro and light rail sector

 Area

Services 

Rolling stock

  • Approval Management including approval concepts development and homologation services for complete projects
  • Safety Management including rescue and evacuation concepts, fire protection, risk analysis with risk determination
  • Experimental verification of electromagnetic compatibility, operational safety and lightening protection of the electrical equipment used in vehicles
  • Damage evaluation (vehicle fires, collisions, derailment and component fatigue)
  • Analyses on passenger room and driver's cab safety of railway vehicles
  • Independent Safety Assessment (ISA) including design review / verification, acceptance testing, certification

Infrastructure

Signaling
  • Safety assessment in accordance with EN 50126, EN 50128, EN 50129, etc.
  • Evaluation of CASE tools and COTS project tools (incl. operating systems)
  • Verification of design documentation
  • Validation of generic products, generic and specific applications
  • Inspection of implementation and project planning
  • On-site acceptance test
  • Testing of components / systems in respect to environmental influences (e.g. EMC, temperature, climate, vibration, IP protection) including thermographic test
  • Electrical safety testing
  • Hazard and risk analysis including quantitative analysis
  • In-house training (CENELEC 5012x)
  • Safety management audit / product audit
  • Assessment of trackside and onboard, ETCS interoperability constituents
  • Support of the manufacturers and operators during planning and implementation in the context of certification and acceptance processes

Civil - bridges and tracks, alignment, civil works

  • Safety Assessment of the infrastructure (understructure, superstructure, civil works, energy, interface rolling stock/track, interface rolling stock/ catenary, maintenance plan etc.)
  • Testing, assessment and certification of track components (e.g. sleeper, rail, fastening, track lubrification system, track fencing etc.)
  • Certification of track measurement cars
  • Simulation of track layout stability
  • Assessment of track constructions and civil works
  • Damage assessment (e.g. derailment etc.)
  • Assessment of maintenance procedures (work protection, functional safety)
  • Compilation and assessment of fire protection concepts (e.g. railway stations, tunnels etc.)

 

 

Your benefits at a glance

 
  • Insight and foresight about national and international standard developments through our experts' participation in standardisation committees
  • Our network of partners in all relevant rail areas such as universities, research institutes, testing laboratories
  • A partnership that supports your entire product lifecycle, from the initial planning, over the design to operation and maintenance
  • A combination of local market experts powered by German engineering excellence
  • Our unique pro-active and pragmatic approach ensuring your compliance to all international and national standards cost efficiently
  • Partnership with one of the leading global independent assessment bodies with a sterling track record
  • Through our holistic approach and comprehensive technical expertise we understand the railway system as a whole with all its interfaces to the operational environment