Harting Technology Group’s Zhuhai site in China has achieved International Railway Industry Standard silver level certification.

The International Rail Quality Board has published an IRIS Guideline to help organisations understand IRIS Certification’s customer perception requirements and giving guidance on how to use customer perception in quality management systems. The working group tasked with preparing the guideline was led by representatives from SNCB and NS and included members from Alstom, Talgo, Siemens Mobility, CAF, DB, Hitachi Rail STS, Harting and East Japan Railway.


Latvian Railways’ rolling stock maintenance subsidiary LDz Ritoša Sastāva Serviss has obtained certification enabling it to provide repair services for locomotives owned and operated in Ukraine. ‘We are pleased that the services we provide meet all the highest requirements and that we can start operating in a market where railway infrastructure and rolling stock are widely developed’, said Chairman Ģirts Ivanovs, adding that certification had been a complex and time-consuming process.


On July 30 leasing company Aves One confirmed that it was considering options for new equity and/or debt financing and a possible acquisition of a majority shareholding by one or several potential major shareholders.

Kelly Burdall

Atkins has appointed Kelly Burdall as Digital Programme Director for its Transportation division, responsible for improving the way technology and data is harnessed to increase the predictability of project delivery.