Case Study

Testing Authorisation of the Stadler FLIRT3 for NS

Testing Authorisation of the Stadler FLIRT3 for NS
Client name: Stadler

Stadler’s FLIRT3 trains needed to be tested for compliance with TSI and Dutch national regulations (RIS)

Objective

Stadler’s FLIRT3 trains, which have been sold to a number of train operators in the Netherlands, including NS, needed to be tested for compliance with TSI and local regulations (RIS) for their brakes and wheel slide protection, traction system, axle counters, train protection systems, detection quality, running dynamics and pantograph.

Our approach

  • Our experts specified the required tests and provided test leaders and measurement specialists throughout the programme.
  • We assisted in the organization of the test runs.
  • Having analysed the test results, we helped Stadler share the findings with the authorisation parties.

Results and benefits

Our close cooperation with the train operators ensured the test programmes were completed on time, despite inevitable changes to the plans and the various logistical challenges that typically emerge during such exercises.

Completion of the test campaign resulted in the authorisation of the Stadler FLIRT3 train variants.