Type Testing and Homologation

Newly designed rolling stock is required to undergo type testing and homologation to prove the design capability is in line with the latest regulatory standards.

Meridian Generic Rail manage the complete process of homologation - from transporting rolling stock from the client's site, our support staff then manage the accredited laboratory, supplying instrumentation for the tests, undertaking all routine and defective maintenance (light and heavy as required) through to the return of the newly type tested rolling stock to the clients preferred location.

We are an agile company who have good relationships with test track operators in Europe and are often able to quickly schedule test track time and optimise your programme and therefore cost. We only use an accredited test partner who happens to have the largest test laboratory in Europe.

If you have type testing requirements for your rolling stock we are happy to provide the full homologation service or tailor a bespoke package to your testing requirements. If you wish to discuss any projects we've worked on feel free to contact us to discuss those also.

How we work

  • Check test requirements

    We confirm the test(s) you are proposing.

  • Review contractual needs

    We check all relevant contractual needs.

  • Check availability

    We check the availability of track testing space across the UK and Europe

  • Instrumentation sourcing and accreditors

    We ensure the correct instrumentation is available at the time of the test and work directly with our test partner, an accredited laboratory.

  • Equipment return

    We return the rolling stock and equipment after the test.

"You know you have a good relationship when a test track operator responds to you on Christmas Day!"Meridian Generic Rail Limited
Contact us

We did it for :

Hitachi (Czech Republic)

"Full homologation of Class 385 delivered at VUZ Velim Test Track".

We rolled out :

MetroRio (Brazil)

"We were the first to type test in Brazil with our award winning services".

We are currently working on :

Bombardier (France)

"Excited about our Brake & WSP Homologation project for Class 710 at CEF1".