Whether you are designing and constructing a new metro system or upgrading an existing one, higher performance considerations, increasing technical complexity and evolving passenger expectations are concerns. Beyond this, the ever-increasing requirements of metro safety standards and regulations impose a great deal of preparatory work and commercial risk on the approval process.
TÜV SÜD possesses a wealth of technical experience and a proven track record in urban metro systems. Engaging our expertise at the onset ensures safety, reliability and reduced risk, both technical and commercial.
We are widely recognised as a railway safety assessor by many railway authorities and National Safety Authorities; for example, NE railways and BOStrab in Bavaria & Saxony (Germany).
Our services at a glance
Metro System Services
Project planning and design phase
Guidance on project definition, and conceptual planning and design
Tender preparation services for contractors and suppliers
Support for project management (scope, time, safety, quality, cost, resource, risk, communication, procurement and contract)
Support development of common ticketing strategies and solutions (e.g. smart card technology)
Review of international business strategy
Recommendations on non-fare revenue (e.g. advertising, retail)
Operation and maintenance phase
Train and station operation strategies (ticketing, central control and operations planning)
Station-based maintenance, way-side maintenance, rolling stock maintenance and maintenance planning
Independent safety assessment (ISA)
Evaluation of tender documents and technical specifications, and requirements management
Review of risks by assessing safety analysis, basic concepts and requirements definitions
Review of technical documents for aspects related to design and construction, fire safety, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, software, EMC, etc.
Inspections of manufacturing, assembly and commissioning
Measurements on mechanical and electrical components
Acceptance inspections of completed systems
Your benefits at a glance
Minimise risk – by identifying risks as early as possible and ensuring things are done right the first time.
Save time and money – by leveraging our experience and expertise to establish the necessary steps or requirements, thereby avoiding cost-intensive, time-consuming problems at a later stage.
Increase efficiency – with a seamless, multidisciplinary solution throughout your project lifecycle.
Gain an expert partner – to support your innovative projects and special constructions.