Railway testing and measurement

Integrated global testing capabilities delivered by local project teams.

Railway testing and measurement


We plan and deliver rail industry test programmes that are used for authorising asset into service.

Railway assurance testing

A range of test and measurements services to monitor in-service assets and identify the cause of declining performance.

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Specialist measurement programmes for the rail industry, conducted to the highest professional standards and accredited according to ISO/IEC17025.

Railway measurement services

We ensure railway test programmes are expertly planned and delivered to the required conditions.

Railway test consultancy

Virtual testing services can be used throughout the lifecycle of rolling stock and infrastructure, from mathematical models to a complete digital twin

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Railway testing and measurement


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Our specialist facilities and world-class engineering expertise enable us to offer a comprehensive range of services for the testing and development of mobility and industrial solutions across multiple market sectors.

  • HV battery testing
  • e-machine testing capability
  • EV chassis test facilities
  • Hydrogen ICE performance development, efficiency and durability
  • Hydrogen fuel cell systems
  • ICE and hybrid chassis test facilities
  • ICE test facilities
  • Transmission and driveline testing
  • Prototype build facilities
  • Certification and emissions measurement (CoP, WLTP, RDE etc.)
  • Powertrain control and emissions systems calibration
  • Gasoline and diesel ICE performance development, efficiency and durability
  • 4WD and 2WD vehicle chassis driveability
  • Performance and attributes benchmarking
  • Fuels, coolants and lubricants benchmark testing

We work with OEMs, tier-1s and product developers across the globe to help bring their products to market quickly, cost-effectively and safely.

Our cross-sector capability enables us to deliver to multiple industries including:

  • Passenger vehicles
  • Off-highway and industrial
  • Commercial vehicles
  • Marine
  • Aerospace
  • Rail
  • Motorcycles and light passenger transport
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Marine engine remote certification testing

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Fuel cell electric zero emissions truck

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Meet the experts

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Ilse Vermeij

Product Manager Rolling Stock Testing

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Tim Bassett

Tim Bassett

Head of Test

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Trevor Downes

Trevor Downes

Chief Engineer, Engines and Emissions Control

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Matt Beasley

Matt Beasley

President, Established Mobility

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