Rolling stock

We support train manufacturers, operators, owners and equipment suppliers across the rolling stock life cycle.

We support train manufacturers, operators, owners and equipment suppliers through the delivery of a wide range of rail vehicle projects. These have included the engineering solutions of next generation trains, and corrosion management on rolling stock.

Offering expertise across the rolling stock life cycle

Our award-winning innovative approach ensures that our experienced engineers and rail professionals can help rolling stock manufacturers, owners and equipment suppliers to:

  • Optimise the performance of vehicles
  • Reduce and optimise maintenance and overhaul costs
  • Improve energy efficiency – for example via the integration of novel energy storage systems
  • Extend the life of ageing rolling stock
  • Upgrade and technically refresh vehicles
  • Develop winning technical proposals for the provision of new rolling stock and equipment
  • Ensure the safety of new equipment
  • Develop new solutions to engineering problems
  • Project manage complex engineering change programmes

Our skills and services

  • Structural design and analysis (crashworthiness)
  • Mechanical systems design and analysis
  • Electrical systems design and analysis
  • Vehicle aerodynamics, fire and smoke analysis
  • Systems engineering (requirements, compliance)
  • Safety engineering
  • Supportability engineering
  • Reliability, availability and maintainability
  • Environmental engineering
  • Concept design and innovation
  • Engineering project management
  • Maintenance planning and optimisation (depot analysis)
  • Whole-life costing
  • Technical and safety auditing (ISA)
  • Risk management
  • Analytical software development
  • Franchise bidding; technical and economic appraisal and modelling
  • Accident, incident and near miss investigations
  • Design assurance