Rolling stock

We provide a range of technical services, including design and engineering, aimed squarely at helping rail businesses maximize the performance of their fleet.

From vehicle design to day-to-day operation and maintenance, whether assisting to source an obsolete component or providing due diligence during the procurement process, we provide expert support across the various technical, operational and financial disciplines that determine the efficiency of vehicles in service and thus underpin the reputation of the entire business.

Our award-winning design and engineering team, for example, has a proven record of delivering innovative, cost-effective solutions across all forms of rolling stock, whilst across the Ricardo group we over 800 specialists experienced in engineering complete turnkey projects, including powerpacks for DMUs through to large locomotive engines.

Our services

Design & engineering
Human factors in rolling stock
Working with regulations & standards
Rolling stock testing
Vehicle noise reduction
Research & development
Engine/powertrain
Driveline & transmissions
Embedded software
Niche manufacturing & assembly
Electromagnetic compatibility
Powerpacks
Performance engineering
Vehicle systems optimization

Contact us

To find out more about Ricardo Rail and the services we offer, or if you are thinking about a career with us, please get in touch. We are always keen to hear from others with an interest in the rail sector.​