Rail Sciences

Rail Sciences is a premier consulting firm that has provided analytical, certification, and planning services to the rail industry since 1987 utilizing computer simulation, physical testing, and applied engineering methods to assess factors impacting safe and efficient train operations, capacity planning, derailments, and accident investigations. Rail Sciences was purchased and became part of the global network of the TÜV Rheinland group in 2010 to assure the safety of rail transportation all over the world.

All consultants of Rail Sciences are highly qualified with experience in FRA regulations, AAR rules, GCOR and NORAC, having a proven track record in assessing freight, passenger, and transit railroad operations. This includes train operating rules/practices, derailment causation investigation and risk analyses, operational assessments, train braking and powering studies, training, track/equipment inspection and maintenance, etc. to ensure that the railroad operations are in compliance with railroad regulations, policies, procedures, and accepted common practices.

Rail Sciences has been providing services to the rail industry, inclusive of US and Canadian Class 1 railroads (UP, BNSF, CN, CP, NS, CSX, KCS), regional/shortline carriers, Amtrak, and other passenger railroads, since the company’s inception.

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