Rail and mass transit
We provide assurance and specialist engineering services to help clients navigate the industry's operational, commercial and regulatory demands
Technical expertise across all rail disciplines
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.
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.
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Related capabilities for the rail sector
Advisory and support services
A wide range of expert technical services available to railway owners, operators, manufacturers and regulators
Third party assurance and inspection
An internationally renowned portfolio of assurance and testing services for the railway sector.
Accredited services from Ricardo Certification
Specialist accredited assurance roles delivered in line with national and international railway rules and approval processes.
CSM RA UK training
Details of our next CSM RA course, March 21-22 London.
Ricardo supports procurement of zero-emission fleet to serve Latvian capital
New Battery-Electric Multiple Units to form part of major transport investment across Riga’s metropolitan area
Metrolinx safety assessment
As Canada’s first ever accredited Independent Safety Assessor, Ricardo will help ensure safety remains integral to the design stages of a major urban transit upgrade programme.
Career opportunities in our Canada rail team
Opportunities to join our growing Canada rail services team
“Professional yet adaptable in the ever-changing production environment.”
Eurostar International Ltd
“Ricardo put extraordinary effort into meeting deadlines and deliverables”
“The Ricardo team was very knowledgeable and produced quality deliverables. ”
“Great response every time. All analysis is completed quickly no matter the time of day”
Hitachi Rail Limited
“A high level of technical skills and a high-quality audit.”
Beijing Traffic Control Technology Co. Ltd.
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