Rolling stock

Vehicles – an important aspect of interoperability

Modern railway vehicles have to fulfil numerous requirements. High demands in relation to attractiveness and speed, as well as economic efficiency and safety likewise entail the increased complexity of design and technology. TÜV NORD can provide you with independent confirmation that your design work is of the right standard, and we will conduct unbiased appraisals and testing services in support of your approval processes. To have your rail operations up and running, we will assist you...

  • in mechanical engineering questions such as strength, basic materials and welding Technology
  • regarding the electrics, such as with the insulation, electrical integrity, control station technology and electromagnetic tolerance
  • in overarching questions such as sound emissions and fire protection

The applicable solutions are initially to be delivered by the manufacturers and operators. However, during the course of the domestic and foreign approval processes conducted by the applicable inspection authorities, it is necessary to present professional proofs such as calculations, test reports and expert opinions.

Our services


  • Planning and conducting specific tests to prove the functionality, and the preclusion of unwanted repercussions on other functions
  • Strength tests
  • Fire protection tests


  • Strength computations and lifetime analyses


  • Support in the area of approval management
  • Drafting bidding documents and technical specifications
  • Drafting technical documentation
  • Optimisation of maintenance processesTraining in all the relevant industry Standards


  • Certification of rolling stock and components (incl. control technology)
  • Expert reports on safety concepts
  • Certification of maintenance processes and workshops (maintenance facilities)


Our expertise

We offer you comprehensive consulting and assessment services with international acknowledged experts on all questions concerning vehicle technology mechanics and electrics, as well as operating parameters. The rail experts of TÜV NORD possess well-founded specialist knowledge, aiding you with the technical and functional safety as well as the appropriate design of systems and components.

The benefit to you

Cost savings

We know the applicable regulations down to the last detail, and can help you escape costly retrospective adjustments.

Time savings

We have experience and we know how the requirements can be quickly and efficiently fulfilled.

Risk mitigation

We are your specialist partner and can help to avoid recalls, reworking and damage to image.

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