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Rail and rolling stock inspection services from SGS – providing organisations with independent second line checks of rolling stock or components.

From assessing residual value on an owner’s behalf to checking the effectiveness of cleaning, maintenance or overhaul providers for a fleet owner or operator, our rail inspections focus on the condition of existing, in-service vehicles. They can incorporate a component, system or entire train, usually against a set of criteria (age, usage, distance travelled etc.) to deliver an independent view of its status and relative condition against expectation.

Rail Inspection Services

We provide independent second line checks on manufacturer’s own inspection processes, carried out on either a second or third party basis. This review not only ensures that the manufacturer is carrying out the correct checks and inspections but witnesses a sample set and identifies additional non-compliances or improvements throughout the process.

In addition to inspection for mandatory compliance we have many years of experience in the inspection of quality, finish and customer compliance issues, particularly final customer inspections.

Rolling Stock Inspection Services

However, it is often too late to rectify problems found by inspection if they are found on the completed vehicles and therefore component or subsystem inspection, either at the time of first delivery or periodically through the manufacturing cycle can save both time and money. Our inspectors have significant experience in carrying out such component inspections at manufacturers and suppliers across Europe.

Find out how SGS’s rail inspection services can support your business.