This article first appeared in the Railway-News Magazine Issue 4 2023.
We are pleased to announce that, as of July 2023, we are now accredited to perform verification and assessment services for infrastructure and energy subsystems in railways.
These new accreditations, combined with our existing accreditations for rolling stock and control, command and signaling subsystems, allow us to complete the full Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI certification process for railway subsystems.
SGS is accredited (N°181/C-PR394) by ENAC, the Spanish accreditation entity, according to EN 17065, for product certification, and according to EN 17020, for inspection entities.
As an accredited certification entity for the full scope of TSI requirements, we can now perform EC verification and assessment according to TSI and notified national technical rules (NNTR) for the complete set of railway subsystems:
The TSI identify the essential requirements to be met by subsystems and components. Compliance with these requirements provides evidence of the technical compatibility, quality and safety of a railway systems. The European Interoperability and Safety Directive, which establishes the European legal framework for railways, requires EC verification, based on TSI, before a rail system can be put into service. This directive ensures the safe circulation of rail vehicles on the different networks of the European Union, facilitating the mobility of people and goods and thus allowing easier access to the European market.
Achieving this milestone, alongside our extensive experience in railway projects, allows us to consolidate our leadership position as a provider of inspection and certification services to the global railway industry.
SGS offers solutions for every type of rail customer, from inspections and technical assistance, to supplier management and sustainability.
SGS’s Supplier Management service offers tailored capability in supplier relationship management from Sourcing to Continuous Development.
SGS is a well-recognised entity in the railway market, supporting their clients to fulfill RAMS requirements of their projects.
SGS is notified and authorised by the Railways Authorities to perform conformity EC verifications and assessments for rail.
SGS has a network of more than 2,650 offices and laboratories worldwide, with more than 98,000 employees offering a range of rail services.
SGS is recognised and authorised by the Railways Safety Authorities to perform safety evaluations and assessments for railways.
SGS in has been endorsed to assess control-command and signaling systems against the European technical specifications for interoperability.
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