Experience & Capabilities

TUV Rheinland Mobility knows that nothing shows expertise better than providing real-world examples of our applied know-how. So see for yourself:

Independent Safety Assessor for New York City Transit (NYCT)

TUV Rheinland Mobility and New York City Transit share a long project history. Ever since TUV Rheinland started working for NYCT as an Independent Safety Assessor in 1999, both companies have stayed in an ongoing contractual relationship. Recently TUV Rheinland started conducting ISA Services for NYCT’s Third Supplier of CBTC Equipment Interoperability and other Solid State Interlocking projects.

Scope of Services:

  • Standards Compliance Reporting
  • Safety audits, Independent Assessment of Hazard Analyses for compliance with any applicable NYCT System Safety Program Plan (SSPP) and/or industry standards
  • Independent Subsystem/System Review

Major project objectives are to demonstrate system safety with interoperable CBTC equipment that is appropriate for high volume passenger transit operations and meet NYCT’s internal requirements for design safety, safe installation and testing, and operating safety. An additional critical objective is to meet Federal Railroad Administration Subpart H rules applicable to processor-based systems as specified by NYCT, and provide the necessary documentation suitable for NYCT to convene the System Safety Certification Board (SSCB) to provide certification of the CBTC System.

Safety and Security Audit Programs for New Jersey Transit

In 2014, over a time period of 4 months, the TUV Rheinland Mobility project team conducted an on-site rail operations safety examination of the New Jersey Transit Operation.

The main tasks for this projects are listed below:

  • Conducted audit, evaluations and reviews in the field locations and in shops/yards/stations
  • Surveyed staff and generate report on evaluations
  • Developed planning and scheduling with Authority

The main objectives of this project included conducting a Field Operations Review and delivering a report relating to the FRA ‘Deep Dive’ of Metro North by a specified deadline. Beyond this TUV provided NJ Transit with recommendations for improvements to the NJ Transit operation based on an employee survey and field observations.

Positive Train Control (PTC) Development for METROLINK/SCRRA

Southern California Regional Rail Authority’s (SCRRA) implementation a of Positive Train Control (PTC) system on its Metrolink rail system is a multi-year project scheduled for in-service operation by the end of 2013. This system satisfies the PTC mandate (FRA Part 236i) and is under FRA jurisdiction. This project was to provide safety program services to SCRRA in support of their PTC system deployment.

TUV Rheinland developed the Metrolink PTC Safety Plan to meet the FRA requirements and achieve system certification. Further, TUV developed safety related documentation and hazard analysis activities in support of the PTCSP.

Specific project elements include: management of safety related materials and submission to the FRA, development and management of the PTC Safety Plan and its supporting materials, Hazard Analysis activities of the PTC system as implemented, support of all FRA submissions, and PTC certification support. TUV also supported the process for human factors analysis of in-cab human interfaces and their installation.