Signalling & train control

Although we provide advice and assurance services across all key disciplines, safety critical concerns such as signalling and train control are a specialty.

Our teams have supported projects ranging from national high-speed lines to urban metro systems.

For example, we help infrastructure owners and train operators ensure that their systems meet relevant regulatory and contractual requirements. These may include the European Railways (Interoperability) Directive and Railway Safety Directive, international standards such as EN50126, and recognized guidance on Engineering Safety Management.

We also provide confirmation that the design and construction of signalling systems meet required codes and technical specifications and, where mandated by regulation, issue certification of the operational suitability of assets. 

We operate a scheme that validates compliance with standards such as EN50129 (safety), EN50126 (RAMS), EN50128 (software) and EIRENE (GSM-R), and ensure that all projects, where appropriate, comply with the Common Safety Methods referenced by the EC Railway Safety Directive 2004. 

Our experts also provide a wide range of technical guidance and project management support.

Our services

Human factors in signalling
Signalling technical support
Telecommunications engineering
Autonomous & connected vehicles

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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.​