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Railway infrastructure at TÜV NORD

Infrastructure is the basis for a safe and functioning transport system. In the railway infrastructure segment, we examine existing and newly constructed lines, tunnels, bridges, stations, platforms, freight loading points, level crossings and other detailed areas. We will provide you with expert advice about the commissioning and maintenance process, train your employees and perform assessments according to current standards

Our self-perception

Our inspections are based on national, European and international system of rules and standards (e.g. "DB-Ril", DIN EN, TSI,..).

In the national context, we also specialise in the rules systems of non-federal railways ("NE-Bahnen") incl. the public and private works railways and connecting railways, and we understand the national and international system of rules for trams, subways, metros and light rail.

In this context, multidisciplinary experts and teams of experts deliver efficient solutions for job descriptions across a range of disciplines. As a Notified Body TÜV NORD Luxembourg, we are responsible for the EC verification of sub-systems.

Our services

Inspection and assessment

  • Conducting inspections and issuing inspection reports
  • Issuing technical reports / damage reports
  • Component testing as well as tests in the test lab
  • Interface infrastructure / vehicle
  • Status reports and functional testing of structural engineering facilities
  • Bridge inspections, surveys
  • Inspections on railway track and points management
  • Periodic inspections of level crossings
  • Technical planning and on-site inspections
  • Assessments of externally recorded inspection and testing results
  • Independent fault assessment for quality assurance / delivery of quality
  • Infrastructure-related fire protection surveys / assessment of the evacuation plans
  • "BOStrab" testing agency services for light rail infrastructure
  • Assessment of safety management (ISA, CSM) as part of the complete service as NoBo, DeBo or AsBo
  • EC conformity test and assessment

Consulting and support to the commissioning and maintenance process

  • Consulting in national, European and international system of rules for standard-gauge (German Regulations Governing the Construction and Operation of Railways - "EBO") and light rail vehicles (German Regulations Governing the Construction and Operation of Narrow-Gauge Railways - "BOStrab")
  • Consulting in new construction projects, upgrades, operations and dismantling
  • Assistance during the commissioning process
  • Assistance in connection with the documentation necessary for commissioning and maintenance
  • Handling authorities (safety, supervisory and approval authorities)
  • Strategic consultancy on technical rail issues
  • Consulting in connection with the interpretation of rules systems
  • Inspection and preparation of fire prevention concepts incl. all requisite proofs
  • Consulting in connection with TSI, EC verification, certification process and commissioning in accordance with the Trans-European Railway Interoperability Ordinance ("TEIV")

We can offer you training sessions and presentations on core areas

  • Structural works for signal, telecommunications and electro-technical systems
  • Structural works (civil engineering, superstructure, structural engineering)
  • TSI, EC verification, certification process and commissioning in accordance with the Trans-European Railway Interoperability Ordinance ("TEIV")

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Our expertise

  • Independence and neutrality
  • Specialized expert with long-standing experience
  • Expert with EBA [German Federal Railway Authority] recognition
  • Accredited certification body in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020 (DAkkS)
  • Notified Body (NoBo)
  • Designated Body (DeBo) Luxembourg
  • Interim DeBo (DE)
  • Partner to the state and municipal authorities
  • State railway oversight agency ("LfB", "TAB")
  • Associate partner to the German Notified Body ("EBC")

The benefits to you

  • The protection of individuals and the environment
  • Planning certainty
  • Avoidance of misinvestments through timely examination of individual sub-systems
  • Cross-system technical expertise of an integral supplier
  • Independent testing services in line with current national and international requirements

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