TÜV Rheinland has handed over the Independent Competent Person certificate for Saudi Railway Co’s ETCS Level 2 deployment.

SAUDI ARABIA: Testing company TÜV Rheinland has handed over the Independent Competent Person certificate for Saudi Railway Co’s ETCS Level 2 deployment on the North–South Railway, completing formal acceptance by the national Public Transport Authority.

‘This is a globally significant achievement in the railway industry since, according to UIC data, it means that SAR’s 2 400 km network becomes the world's longest single line, ETCS Level 2 signalled, mixed freight and passenger service rail network’, said Stephane Riverain, Senior Consultant & Project Manager at TÜV Rheinland Middle East, on March 15.