New Railway Accreditations for SGS

New Railway Accreditations for SGS
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New Railway Accreditations for SGS

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:

  • Subsystem rolling stock – locomotives and passenger
  • Subsystem rolling stock – freight wagons
  • Subsystem rolling stock – noise
  • Subsystem control-command and signaling
  • Subsystem energy
  • Subsystem infrastructure
  • Safety in railway tunnels
  • Accessibility of the European Union’s rail system for persons with disabilities and persons with reduced mobility

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.

Our Railway Expertise

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.

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