USA: Testing and certification company TÜVRheinland announced its acquisition of the Rail Sciences Inc consultancy on July 7.

Founded in 1987, Atlanta-based RSI provides specialist track/train dynamics studies and simulations, derailment investigations, track inspections, grinding programmes, operational analysis and risk assessment. It has a materials and metallurgical laboratory in Omaha providing engineering expertise for the rail and other sectors.

'RSI is a great strategic fit for TÜVRheinland's Guided Transport Systems business both domestically and internationally', said Stephan Schmitt, President & CEO of TUV Rheinland North America Holding. 'There is currently no other firm in the US or Canada that can match RSI's expertise.'