Rail and mass transit
Technical expertise across all rail disciplines
We provide assurance and specialist engineering services to help clients navigate the industry's operational, commercial and regulatory demands
Whether assessing new products against international standards such as EN 50126, or the construction of entire railway systems, we offer a broad portfolio of independent assurance services that includes:
- Accredited Notified Body, Designated Body and Assessment Body services delivered by accredited Ricardo Certification companies.
- Independent Safety Assessment
- Railway Product Certification services
- Test and measurement services, including vehicles, components and signalling products.
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Using bespoke measurement and analysis techniques, we will help you gain new insights into your operational processes and asset base, enabling you to make evidence-backed decisions about operations and maintenance processes.
Our multi-disciplinary teams will work with you to agree your objectives, determine realistic work schedules, and ensure you have access to all the skills and insight needed to achieve your goals.
Even in specialist areas such as design, procurement, RAMS and digital security, we provide experts chosen not only for a deep knowledge of their discipline, but also their understanding of how your project must integrate seamlessly into the wider rail system.
Our award-winning design and engineering teams have an established record of supporting the entire design-build-maintain lifecycle. Previous assignments include full vehicle bodyshell designs, refurbishment programmes and conversion to low-carbon traction technologies.
We are also renowned for their expertise in fields such as ETCS and CBTC integration, vehicle-track interface, and noise/vibration management.
Our strategy and planning practice brings operational insight to the long-term development of transport networks.
Whether preparing an economic impact assessment for an entirely new railway or defining organisation-wide cyber security responses, we help senior decision makers clarify objectives and present their plans to technical and non-technical audiences with a transparency that builds trust.
We offer a wide range of railway engineering, assurance, certification and consultancy services to help you build safe and sustainable railways.
Ricardo delivers a range of assurance and testing services across a variety of industries.Learn more
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Operations and maintenance services to ensure that our clients' programmes are delivered with excellence.Learn more
Rail news and updates
Toronto's Ontario Line
Ricardo appointed to provide Independent Safety Assessment support for the build of Toronto’s Ontario Line
Rail careers in the UK
Current vacancies in our UK team, including safety and systems engineering roles.
Manila Line 7
We are the Shadow Operator for the construction Manila's new route
A new fleet for Riga
Ricardo to develop the specifications for a new zero-emission fleet to serve Latvia’s capital.
Ricardo to prepare feasibility study for net zero rail commuter services in Adelaide, South Australia
Ricardo will undertake technology study to inform future rail decarbonisation investments
Ricardo to perform safety assessment role for Toronto’s new subway route
Ricardo to provide Safety Assessment support for the build and launch of services on Toronto’s Ontario Line.
Ricardo appointed as Shadow Operations Consultant for Manila’s new metro line
Ricardo's experts will advise on operations and maintenance requirements throughout the design and construction of MRT Line 4
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