TÜV Rheinland Acquires Rail Safety Consulting
Company Expands Railway Signaling & Safety Consulting, Certification Capabilities
Scottdale/USA, January 19, 2012. TÜV Rheinland Rail Sciences, a subsidiary of TÜV Rheinland in North America, has acquired Rail Safety Consulting (RSC), a company specializing in addressing the safety needs and regulations affecting modern electronic-based train control and signal systems. TÜV Rheinland expands the scope of his services in signaling and safety consulting, particularly in Positive Train Control (PTC) and Communications-Based Train Control.
TÜV Rheinland Rail Sciences is one of the rail industry's premier consulting firms specializing in the application of highly analytical skills to rail issues.
“Joining forces with RSC allows us to provide a more complete set of rail safety consulting services globally,” said Dr.-Ing, Manfred Bayerlein, Chief Executive Officer of TÜV Rheinland AG.
Stephan Schmitt, Chief International Officer of TÜV Rheinland AG, stated: “As a single brand, we will be able to leverage the international safety accreditation services of TÜV Rheinland to better fulfill the demands of our international customers.”
RSC contains the largest body of recognized experts averaging more than 20 years of experience in the field of rail transportation safety in North America. They have experience with all facets of assuring safety, from basic safety analysis to defining and managing entire system safety programs, with particular expertise in processor-based products and systems. The RSC system safety engineers have been active contributors to the Federal Railroad Administration Railroad Safety Advisory Committee Working Group for PTC since 1997.
Since 1987 TÜV Rheinland Rail Sciences has been providing specialized consulting, testing, engineering and training services in the areas of derailment investigations, track/train dynamics, system and operational safety, operations planning and analysis, testing and instrumentation (laboratory and field) as well as applied mechanical and materials engineering services. The latter include failure analysis and root cause investigation; materials and component testing; data acquisition and analysis; finite element modeling; and litigation support and expert witness services. TUV RSI also provides immediate, on-site engineering support.
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HIGH SPEED RAIL SYSTEM SAFETY
RSC BUSINESS ACTIVITY
12/11 — RSC has received multiple contracts from a major signal system supplier to provide safety case development and other safety analysis services for a variety of products.
9/2011 — RSC has been subcontracted by Herzog Technologies to provide safety services and FRA documentation for the North County Transit District (NCTD) PTC system in Southern California.
9/2011 — RSC has been contracted by Parsons to provide safety services and FRA documentation for the PTC system for Caltrain, San Mateo County, CA.
9/2011 — RSC, teaming with the University of Southern California, has been awarded an FTA grant to study the process transit agencies would follow to install and document PTC systems, using lessons learned from the commuter railroads.
6/2011 — RSC has received multiple contracts from a signaling supplier for safety support to PTC systems and other systems projects.
4/2011 — RSC has been contracted by Parsons to provide safety services and FRA certification support for the New Jersey Transit ASES II PTC system.
2/2011 — RSC has been subcontracted to provide safety engineering services to TriMet, supporting their FRA certification for the WES commuter rail PTC system.