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EURAILTEST A World Leader in Rail Testing and Consulting

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)

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Determining Stress Inflicted on Railway Parts During Operation

Railway maintenance laboratories may be required to provide results for resistance testing carried out on parts to various stresses using fatigue tests.

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Test Measurements and Investigation Expertise

Eurailtest is fully qualified to offer technical testing, measurement and investigation services for rolling stock, infrastructure and railway equipment.

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+33 1 4461 9320 +33 1 4461 9321 www.eurailtest.com LinkedIn Twitter



Press Release

21 March 2019

Railway maintenance laboratories may be required to provide results for resistance testing carried out on parts to various stresses using fatigue tests.

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14 March 2019

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.

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7 March 2019

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.

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26 February 2019

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.

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20 February 2019

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.

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11 October 2018

TSO, RENOFER and ETF selected Eurailtest to carry out conductance measurements for urban light rail systems.

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4 September 2018

For the eighth consecutive time, Eurailtest will be out in force at InnoTrans from 18 to 21 September 2018 at stand 519 CityCube B.

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15 August 2018

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.

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7 August 2018

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).

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31 July 2018

The CEVA (Cornavin-Eaux-Vives-Annemasse) project is aimed at targeting a cross-border rail link between France and Switzerland.

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23 July 2018

EURAILTEST has been commissioned to obtain type approval for Bombardier Transport’s new Omneo Normandie train. 

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13 September 2012

From 18 to 21 September 2012 EURAILTEST welcomes you to the international exhibition in Berlin at stand 104, Hall 7.2.a.

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30 May 2012

The services delivered by the Thermal and Airflow Test Chamber located at Romilly Seine have just been accredited according to COFRAC ISO 17025.

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