In 1915 the gentleman engineer Harry Ricardo founded the business which is today known around the world as Ricardo plc.
We have now spent 100 years engineering transportation solutions around the world, covering everything from scooters through to large engines for power generation and marine propulsion, working on engines, transmissions, hybrid electric systems, right through to complete vehicle design and manufacture. We can also boast a rich history in delivering strategic, energy and environmental consulting services.
Our vision for the next 100 years is to deliver a sustainable future through our work in transport and security, energy and scare resources and waste. We believe the world needs companies like ours, underpinned by a culture of innovation and a complete team of great scientists and engineers committed to making a real difference.
Ricardo Rail has achieved Designated Body (DeBo) status in Ireland, following a rigorous assessment process.
Ricardo has opened its first North America office dedicated to the rail market, enabling the company to expand its rail services.
Ricardo Rail has been chosen to provide RAMS technical support for Metro Line 3, a new monorail line in Panama City.
Ricardo explores the benefits and obstacles of sharing digital twins during all phases of the train and infrastructure lifecycle.
Ricardo has been working with Wavetrain Systems on a new system targeted squarely at previously passively protected crossings.
Ricardo and partners have received funding to develop their innovative Holistic Hydrogen Approach to Heavy Duty Transport (H2H) project.
Ricardo has performed a safety assessment to help support the signalling overhaul of a key stretch of the UK’s West Coast main line.
Ricardo has been appointed to provide Systems Integration Verifier Services for the extension of the O-Train network in the Canadian capital, Ottawa.
British Safety Council recognises Ricardo Rail with an International Safety Award and shortlisting for 'Team of the year.'
Ricardo Certification has completed its role as the accredited independent assessor for London's newest passenger station, Barking Riverside.
Techniques developed in the Defence sector can deliver similar efficiencies during the development of major high-speed rail programmes.
An expert at Ricardo Rail explores how virtual testing can reduce real-life test requirements, improving project performance.
Ricardo has partnered with PantoInspect to bring the PanMon pantograph monitoring technology to railways across North and Latin America.
Waiting until late in a project to start railway safety engineering can be a costly mistake that leads to extensive delays to the programme.
For new railway infrastructure projects of any size, system integration testing will need to take place at multiple levels.
Ricardo and MxV Rail have signed a Strategic Alliance Agreement that will bring together the two rail organisations’ engineering and testing capabilities.
Thursday (June 9th) is International Level Crossing Awareness Day, a worldwide drive to raise awareness and reduce incidents.
Ricardo Rail explores 3 routes to hydrogen adoption in rail as many make the decision to use hydrogen in a rail decarbonisation journey.
The opening of London’s Elizabeth Line brings to an end one of the largest and most complex assessments ever performed by Ricardo Certification.
Ricardo Certification will act as the ISA for the forthcoming transformation of rail transit across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, Ontario, Canada.
Join the experts of Televic GSP and Ricardo in a joint webinar on June 2nd to discuss how to make the move to Condition Based Maintenance.
skyTran, the developer of a Personal Rapid Transit solution, has chosen Ricardo to perform a safety assessment of its magnetic levitation technology.
Join Ricardo for the webinar Lifelong Learning: How to address skill shortages in the public transport sector and how to prepare the workforce of tomorrow?
Ricardo Certification and DB Systemtechnik will intensify their partnership to provide a complete one-stop shop in testing and approval services.
Ricardo will soon complete its Independent Safety Assessment of a signalling technology for a new Maglev system in China’s Hunan Province.
Ricardo has secured funding for two projects through a £450m energy network initiative, focusing on the decarbonisation of the rail sector.
Ricardo Certification has been appointed as the Assessment Body for the transformation of Copenhagen’s S-Bane railway.
The Etihad Rail network reached a major milestone this month with the opening of a direct line between Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Ricardo has been appointed as the Independent Certification Body for the development of a new steam locomotive that will operate on the UK network.
Ricardo has been tasked with developing a new Action Plan to support UK rail industry decarbonisation efforts.
The report, High Speed Rail: Cost of Compliance for Noise Mitigation Procedures, has been published by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
Ricardo is delighted to have been chosen by the University of Huddersfield to upgrade its bogie/wheelset dynamics testing rig, HAROLD.
Ricardo Certification has issued an ISA certificate to Hyundai Rotem, confirming that a new fleet of EMUs have met international safety standards.
Ricardo has signed an MoU with the Korea Transportation Safety Authority (TS) to bolster railway safety practices across Korea.
In 2021 Ricardo was appointed by DB Netz AG to provide TSI certification alongside ISA and AsBo safety assessment services for the Rhine – Alpine Corridor.
In 2012 Ricardo was appointed by Hitachi to provide specialist advisory services during the development and delivery of the Intercity Express Train.
Riding Sunbeams is a unique organisation we are supporting that explores the potential for solar power as an alternative energy source for the rail sector.
Ricardo's accredited Certification business has been performing key assurance roles during the construction of London's Elizabeth Line.
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