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Rail services from SGS – a range of services to support rail operations throughout the supply chain.

The rail industry requires solutions that ensure both safety and optimal performance. As projects grow more complex and encompass various subsystems, such as rolling stock, control-command, signaling systems, energy, and infrastructure, the challenges become complex. With our in-depth expertise in quality and safety processes, coupled with subsystem-specific knowledge, we serve the various segments of the railway industry, enabling you to efficiently navigate these complexities – from conception to maintenance.

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Why choose rail services from SGS?

We enable you to:

  • Access comprehensive solutions tailored to your specific railway project needs
  • Benefit from our broad service portfolio covering the entire lifecycle of railway projects
  • Achieve technical and safety conformity, along with Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS) analysis
  • Optimize supply chain services, QA/QC, and manufacturer supplier control
  • Gain specialized testing, inspection, operation, and maintenance support

Our rail transportation services

We offer a broad range of services for the railway industry to help manufacturers, component suppliers, infrastructure managers, operators, leasing companies, and maintenance providers deliver projects and ensure the continued performance of their business.

  • Conception engineering design

    Our conception engineering design services include:

    • Project management
    • Technical assistance
    • Design conformity review
    • RAMS safety management
    • Project quality management
    • Verification and validation
    • Cybersecurity
  • Manufacturing procurement

    Our manufacturing procurement services include:

    • Supply chain assurance
    • Productivity and operations improvement
    • Advanced supplier management
    • Product conformity
  • Installation testing commissioning

    Our installation testing commissioning services include:

    • Equipment and materials lab testing
    • Shop inspection – First Article Inspection (FAI)
    • Acceptance tests – Final Acceptance Test (FAT)/Safety Awareness Test (SAT)
    • Installation supervision
    • Functional testing
    • System integration testing
    • Commissioning and acceptance
  • Operation and maintenance

    Our operation and maintenance services include:

    • Safety management system
    • Asset integrity management
    • Maintenance management system
    • Operative & maintenance plans
    • Risk management
    • RAMS operational key indicators
    • Life cycle costs
  • Certification

    We provide the following railway technical and safety certifications:

    • Railway technical certification: Notified Body (NOBO)/Designated Body (DEBO)
    • Railway safety certification: Independent Safety Assessment (ISA)/Assessment Body (ASBO)

Why SGS?

We are a leading provider of testing, inspection and certification services for the railway sector, renowned for our unparalleled standards of sustainability, quality, and integrity. Our unrivalled experience extends across main rail manufacturers, operators, and suppliers.

We are accredited according to EN ISO/IEC 17020 and 17065 requirements for conformity assessment bodies and product certification, following the European Directives on railways safety and technical compatibility. We are also recognized and authorized by the Railways Safety Authorities to perform safety and technical conformity evaluation and assessment for railways systems, products and services. 

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1 Place des Alpes,

P.O. Box 2152, 1211,

Geneva, Switzerland