Our experts help with the approval of rolling stock type, which can be a complex process.
Whether you are a rail operator, a rail manufacturer, a transport authority or an engineering company, EURAILTEST can help you:
- Design your railway tests and make them a real success
- Analyse safety risks by addressing both legal and technical issues
- Find and solve technical dysfunctions affecting operation or maintenance
One of the world leaders in rail testing, EURAILTEST is an independent organisation based in Paris and working closely with internationally recognised certification bodies.
Quality levels required in EURAILTEST laboratories, as well as its recognitions (Eba, Rina, Isarail, Belgorail and Certifer) and its accreditations awarded by independent authorities (like EN17025 awarded by the Cofrac), guarantee the success of your project, wherever it takes place.
EURAILTEST offers a wide selection of tests required for the design, construction and operation of Rolling stock.
Depending on the nature of your project, EURAILTEST can conduct the requisite tests either on fixed rigs (fatigue and vibratory tests, thermal and airflow tests…), on track or on dedicated test loops (dynamic comfort, braking, traction, current collection and EMC).
Railway Laboratories: seven world-class railway labs
EURAILTEST is coordinating seven experienced railway labs owned by the French Railways (SNCF) and the Paris Metro (RATP). Relying on EURAILTEST means benefiting from the know-how of more than 400 technicians and engineers working in these railway labs.
We did it:
- Italy: railway tests for the approval of the AGV Italo (Alstom Rolling Stock)
- France: railway tests for the approval of the Avanto Tram Train (Siemens Rolling Stock)
Rail Testing: long-standing expertise in testing railway equipment
Our seven labs have been testing rail equipment for more than 70 years. Whatever your location around the globe, validating your technical solutions and ensuring success in your railway projects is our goal.
We did it:
- China: metro and high-speed bogies approval
- Netherlands: commissioning tests of the Zuid high-speed line
Rail Consulting: tailored railway engineering expertise
Ranging from the individual analysis to complete rail tests and measures, EURAILTEST is renowned for its flexibility and its reliability.
EURAILTEST can assist you in many different fields, including rolling stock, infrastructure, rail environment and urban systems.
Our services can be either standard or tailor-made. In either case, they will suit your needs.
We did it:
- Our labs were involved in the world rail speed record of 574.8 km/h in 2007
Railway Consultancy: from urban rail to heavy rail
With over 100 consultancy missions per year in risk management, your business is in safe hands. EURAILTEST is known for giving the best possible advice addressing technical and legal issues.
We did it:
- Preventing rail corrugation on an urban rail network
- Determining causes of pantograph damage
R&D rail tests, rail maintenance tests, and railway commissioning tests
We can provide our clients with complete railway tests: from R&D, through maintenance to commissioning. This gives worldwide customers a real competitive advantage by making quick and secure tests with only one partner, EURAILTEST.
We did it:
- 2,500km of high-speed lines commissioned by our teams
- 1.6 million kilometres covered by our test trains for infrastructure and rolling stock approval
Urban transport system testing, analysis and support
Regarding guided urban transport systems, EURAILTEST offers an extensive range of products and services that help you defend your interests and get the best out of your vehicles and infrastructure.
In addition to technical tests conducted on rolling stock, infrastructure or in connection with the urban rail transport system environment, EURAILTEST has enlisted the support of railway experts, lawyers specialising in transport matters and insurers in order to offer its assistance to industry and local communities, organising authorities and urban transport operators.
Railway safety systems assessment
Furthermore, as an increasingly large number of systems are used to fulfil critical functions vital to the safety of people and property, EURAILTEST has developed strong skills regarding safety system functional reliability assessment.
EURAILTEST excellent skills in software development methods such as the B-Method, SCADE, software proving, static analysis techniques and software testing facilities have also allowed our labs to contribute to large-scale projects, both in France (SACEM, METEOR, OURAGAN, automation of Paris metro Line 1) and abroad (metro networks in Singapore, Mexico, Barcelona and Algiers).
We did it:
- Driverless CBTC (Paris metro Lines 1 and 14, Barcelona Line 9)
- Driver-assisted CBTC (Paris metro Lines 3, 5 and 13, Algiers metro Line 1, SACEM Paris RER Line A)
- Computerised control rooms (Paris Lines 11, 3b and 1), Rolling stock (Alstom metros MF 2000 and MP05)
During the design phase of railway infrastructures, equipment and rolling stock, or during the qualification process, tests and measurements are essential to evaluate mechanical characteristics of the products and equipment.
Eurailtest assists rail operators, rail manufacturers, organizing authorities or engineering companies, to carry out various tests, measurements and investigations.
Eurailtest is fully qualified to offer technical testing, measurement and investigation services for rolling stock, infrastructure and railway equipment.
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For the purposes of type approving the MP89CC5V rolling stock, ALSTOM’s Reichshoffen site requested Eurailtest and its partner, the RATP Test and Measurement Laboratory (LEM), to carry out dynamic and static performance tests.
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Characterising, analysing and understanding changes in materials throughout their life cycle and up to a possible failure is a major challenge for companies in the industrial sector.
The new train built by Alstom in partnership with Bombardier Transport will offer Île de France passengers comfort and modernity.
Eurailtest, in conjunction with partner the RATP Test and Measurement Laboratory (LEM), can provide a range of fire safety services for applications in the rail sector and new constructions.
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Eurailtest's partner laboratory Test and Measurement Laboratory (LEM) has obtained three additional COFRAC accreditations.
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Eurailtest has been developing simulation tools and software with partner laboratories to improve and extend its test services for a number of years.
Following brake tests performed on OMNEO trains, Bombardier has commissioned Eurailtest for a further series of tests, this time using the 'slip' technique, on the M7 rolling stock, ordered by the National Railway Company of Belgium (SNCB).
At the end of 2017, Eurailtest submitted a bid in response to the invitation to tender issued by the Alstom, TSO, Costain Group joint venture to provide a complete service package using the skills and competencies of its main test laboratories, for the tests on the 21km of the line routed underground.
Railway maintenance laboratories may be required to provide results for resistance testing carried out on parts to various stresses using fatigue tests.
There is a range of challenges and opportunities within internet of things (IoT), with the goal being to develop products and services while enabling savings on recurring costs such as energy or maintenance and improvement in production quality.
Eurailtest has been selected by Alstom to test the MP14 automatic railway vehicle before it is deployed on lines 4 and 14 of the Paris Metro in France.
The Eurocap Rail project was designed to shorten travel time between Brussels in Belgium, Luxembourg City and Strasbourg in France by upgrading the Luxembourg-Kleinbettingen line.
Axle-box test rigs are used for testing bearings at the ends of rail vehicle axles in addition to the greases used for their lubrication.
TSO, RENOFER and ETF selected Eurailtest to carry out conductance measurements for urban light rail systems.
For the eighth consecutive time, Eurailtest will be out in force at InnoTrans from 18 to 21 September 2018 at stand 519 CityCube B.
Belgium-based CMI (Cockerill Maintenance et Ingénierie) has selected Eurailtest to assist the group in obtaining type approval for its EMC 8-310 works vehicle.
Working with Systra experts since the beginning of the year, Eurailtest laboratory teams have been helping speed ramp-up tests with one of Morocco's revenue service high-speed trainsets (RGV).
The CEVA (Cornavin-Eaux-Vives-Annemasse) project is aimed at targeting a cross-border rail link between France and Switzerland.
EURAILTEST has been commissioned to obtain type approval for Bombardier Transport’s new Omneo Normandie train.
From 18 to 21 September 2012 EURAILTEST welcomes you to the international exhibition in Berlin at stand 104, Hall 7.2.a.
The services delivered by the Thermal and Airflow Test Chamber located at Romilly Seine have just been accredited according to COFRAC ISO 17025.