Consulting and technical engineering support for the entire rail approval process
When it comes to the approval process, rolling stock manufacturers, suppliers, railway operating companies and infrastructure managers must be aware of the heterogeneous approval requirements of governing bodies.
These requirements, from different sources such as technical specifications for interoperability (TSI), Notified National Technical Rules (NNTR), and customer and supplier specifications, have to be merged and consolidated. Coordinating and interpreting these complex requirements among so many stakeholders requires the support of an experienced and knowledgeable partner to avoid misinterpretation and ensure that all necessary requirements are met.
TÜV SÜD can act as your independent partner for the entire approval process. We have extensive experience with various rolling stock approval projects and close collaboration with many authorities and Notified Bodies, minimizing the risk of non-compliance. Through our experts’ involvement in national and international boards, we are constantly up to date with the latest in regulatory requirements.
Our Rail Approval and Planning Processes at a Glance:
Approval requirements support
We maintain an up-to-date overview of the complex approval requirements to assist manufacturers, suppliers and railway operating companies throughout the process.
Approval planning and strategy
To ensure the approval process runs smoothly, our experts will analyse your project to identify possible delays and operational constraints. We also help to identify risks and support decisions by managing coordination between authorities, customers and engineering partners.
Drawing on vast experience in rolling stock approval projects, our experts can contribute to your continuous process improvement and help establish or organize your process manuals in order to strengthen your approval department.
Efficient project management – that guides you through the approval process, enabling you to stay focussed on your core business and maintain a competitive edge.
Save time and money – with an approval strategy based on our extensive experience that will help you avoid cost-intensive, time-consuming problems at a later stage of the project.
Minimise risk – by identifying issues at an early stage before they grow into significant project delays.