Ricardo providing ISA services for Beijing Line 17

Ricardo providing ISA services for Beijing Line 17
26 September 2019
  • Ricardo Certification providing Independent Safety Assessment (ISA) services for the new metro line that is under construction in the east of the city.
  • Colleagues will assess the new Line 17 against European standards EN 50126, 50128 and 50129.

Ricardo Certification - a separate, accredited business within the Ricardo group - has been appointed by Beijing Metro Construction Administration Corporation Ltd to provide ISA services for the new Line 17 to be constructed in the city.

Line 17 will provide a new north-south route through Beijing's city’s eastern districts, extending from Changping’s Future Science Park North station to Yizhuang Zhanqianqu South station in Tongzhou. The first section is planned to enter into operation in 2021.

The Certification team will be responsible for assuring the safety of passengers, staff and surrounding communities is accounted for during the construction, installation, testing and eventual commissioning of the new line.

The scope of the assessment extends across the core rail sub-systems, including rolling stock, signalling, route infrastructure and communications technologies.  The team will also examine the Line’s Safety Management System, including its emergency evacuation and rescue plans, and deliver training on Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS) for engineers from both MTR and the core equipment suppliers.

The assessment will be performed by the Beijing office of the Certification business and follows their successful delivery of similar system-wide ISA services for the city’s Yanfang Line, which opened in December 2017.

More about Ricardo Certification

Ricardo Certification operates as a separate and entirely independent business within the Ricardo group and is accredited by relevant regulatory authorities to provide assurance services to the rail industry.

Visit the Certification website: certification.ricardo.com