Rail - MOVE FORWARD!
Our engineers and consultants have more than 25 years of experience with light- and heavy rail, in the offices of our customers, along the tracks and in the workshop, providing services to governments, rail operators, asset managers, rail manufacturers and maintainers in the heavy and light rail sector. Our projects take place in all phases of the life cycle; from the preparation of specifications for new rolling stock to the commissioning of trains in the operation.
We also design modifications on existing rolling stock. Our specialists have a broad knowledge of the European Norms and industry standards (EN), but also of electrical systems, casco, hydro-mechanics, air conditioning and cabin interiors. With our Systems Engineering approach, ADSE supports their customers with procurement support, design, advice, and certification of both new and existing rolling stock. We are the experts on ATO, ERTMS and Safety and Compliance demonstration for Rail Transport.
Supporting Train Acquisition
For rail operators we develop technical specifications, conduct supplier evaluation and selection, and monitor the selected supplier during design, production, testing and entry into service. This ensures acquisition of trains at the highest operational efficiency and lowest total life cycle cost for our customers.
New Technology Introduction
We support the introduction of technologies like ATO, ERTMS, and FRMCS in the regulatory driven rail domain. We analyse the concept of operations, determine the technical and operational changes, calculate the business case, and verify the safety risks, to determine the best possible strategy for implementation.
Improving Rail Safety
We help infrastructure managers and rail operators with safety process compliance (EN5012x), safety plan and risk analyses such as FME(C)A, Bow-Tie, etc. to ensure that safety risks due to hazards caused by the malfunctional behavior of railway systems are identified and managed to an acceptable level.
Authorisation & Compliance
ADSE makes the vehicle (type) authorisation process easy. Hereto, we cover requirements capture, system definition, change categorisation, hazard identification, risk analysis and construct the evidence dossier for NoBo/DeBo/AsBo assessment. We support from first sketch to placement on the market.
See what ADSE can do for you
We support our clients with the introduction of technologies that enable autonomous and remote train operation in the conservative regulatory driven rail domain. We analyse the concept of operations, determine the required technical and operational changes, calculate the business case and verify the safety risks involved in order to determine the best possible strategy for the implementation on track or train.
ERTMS Safety Systems
We help operators with the definition, implementation and execution of the processes needed to introduce ERTMS into their rolling stock and operational procedures. Hereto, ADSE performs requirements management, maintains an overview of ERTMS configurations during and after transition and supports the system architecture (conceptual design & functional design) activities focusing on system integration, verification and validation of all program elements.
Hydrogen Powered Trains
We support rail operators involved in the introduction of new train concepts (battery, hydrogen, hybrid) into operation and maintenance by performing conceptual trade-off studies as part of fleet optimisation, writing the technical specifications during procurement support, performing supplier selection, keeping track of the delivered quality and supporting the integration into operation and maintenance planning.
Hyperloop future transport systems
With our experience in all modes of transport, we support the development of future transport systems like Hyperloop using a Systems Engineering approach. We specify functional requirements and support the engineering teams to translate them into a design solution. We focus on proper system integration by organising reviews and audits to verify and validate that the technical solution meets these requirements. By doing so, we systematically help to increase the technological maturity.
Interested in what we can do for you? Feel free to contact our Business Development Manager Rail.
Business Development Manager Rail