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Siège social

  • Adresse :
    6, rue Alain Colas
    44200 NANTES
  • Téléphone :
    +33 (0)2 51 70 27 24
  • Fax :
    +33 (0)2 28 01 69 18
  • Site internet :
  • Email :


  • Adresse :
    Parc Technopolis
    3 avenue du Canada
    91940 LES ULIS
  • Téléphone :
    +33 (0)1 60 92 30 00

Secteurs d'activités

  • Engineering - Consulting - Training - Railway Signalling
    High Speed Lines, Metro, Tramway

Informations financières et juridiques

  • Forme juridique :
  • Capital en € :
    € 220 120
  • CA ferroviaire en € : -
  • CA ferroviaire à l’export en € : -
  • Effectifs ferroviaires : 100


  • BARBAUD Didier [Chief Executive Officer]

Descriptif / Historique

Growing substantially since its start in 2003 by Didier BARBAUD, SAFERAIL is set up in 3 sites: Nantes, Paris and Nanjing. Today the company has about 100 employees (technicians, engineers and experts). SAFERAIL has generated a turnover of 10 million Euros in 2017.


  • Procurement
  • Contracting Authority support
  • Audit - Training
  • Turnkey product
  • Third party inspection
  • Testing and Commissioning
  • Preliminary studies
  • Detailed design
  • RAMS studies
  • Basic and system design
  • Consulting
  • Contracts Management for design and supervision for works
  • Costing, contracts and planning management for System
  • Works and Technical verification
  • Independent verification and validation

Activités détaillées

SAFERAIL's services and products offer is structured into 7 separate Business Units.


- Costing, contracts and planning management
- Verification of design
- Preliminary design
- Basic design (Operating principles - System architecture - Signalling principles - Control tables)
- Detailed design
- Data preparation
- Procurement


- Management and Supervision of works
- Works
- Technical Verification
- Maintenance


- Platform testing
- Site testing (signalling rooms, trackside equipment, trackside equipment/ signalling rooms)
- Platform system integration testing
- Site system integration testing
- Commissioning
- RAMS engineering


- Contracting Authority support
- Third party inspection
- Validation system (signalling principles) and site specific data validation
- Auditing
Independent verification
Compliance assessment


- Research & Development
- Innovation
- System Engineering


- SAFERAIL Academy



SAFERAIL is Member and Lead Contractor of the SRES Consortium



    - ISO 9001 certified

    - SAFERAIL is qualified by SNCF RESEAU for the following subset of activities : railway signalling project management and coordination, railway signalling design, railway signalling construction works and removal/installation of safety railway signalling trackside equipment.
    SAFERAIL is holder of the framework agreement with SNCF RESEAU for the execution of railway signalling technical verifications and testing.
    SAFERAIL empowers its staff for performing the railway safety tasks required by French legislation.

    - SAFERAIL is an authorized qualified organisation (OQA) by the French Ministry of Transport for safety assessment missions on Control-Command and Signalling systems for urban guided transport.

    - SAFERAIL Academy is registered by the French Railway Safety Authority (EPSF) as Training Centre.

    - SAFERAIL is qualified since 2018 for performing works for RATP with its business partner EST SIG.


    - Nantes-Châteaubriant Line operated with Tram-Train rolling-stock (France)
    Playing an essential role on the line, SAFERAIL was responsible for : Costing, contracts and planning management for the overall CCS system - Basic design - Verification of detailed design - Supervision of works - Procurement management - Interlocking platform testing - ATS platform testing - Systems integration platform testing - Site testing - Systems integration site testing (ATS, interlockings, level crossings, telecommunication network, computer-based maintenance system, control-command of overhead equipment, control-command center for the power system) - Maintenance during line testing with trains - Engineering of the 8 interlocking specific Safety Cases - Co-Design with SNCF experts of the Line operation regulations - Participation in commissioning of the Line with SNCF

    - Tours-Bordeaux High Speed Line (France)
    Detailed design for the preliminary phases of St-Avertin junction, Design of the ERTMS technical guideline for Infrastructure Manager, Third Party inspection

    - Training (France and International)
    CBTC, Future maintainers for the French Le Mans-Rennes HSL, Future maintainers for the French Tours-Bordeaux HSL, Removal and verification of trackside signalling equipment relating to track works, Tramway Signalling

    - Le Mans-Rennes High Speed Line (France)
    Technical Verification and Site testing (signalling rooms, trackside equipment, trackside equipment/signalling rooms)

    - Le Havre Harbour (France)
    Costing, contracts and planning management for the overall CCS system, Basic design, Verification of detailed design, Supervision of works, Supervision of testing

    - Paris-Gare de Lyon Railway Station (France)
    Interlocking data validation

    - Tramway line 3 Lyon (France)
    Design of interlocking principles, Testing of level crossings, Costing, contracts and planning management for renewal of level crossings

    - Nantes-St Gilles- Nantes-Pornic Line (France)
    Technical Verification and Testing

    - Channel Tunnel
    Migration to ETCS L2 feasibility study and impact analysis applied to infrastructure and rolling stock

    - RER - Paris (line A)
    Project management assistance for renewing the central portion of railway track and ballast


  • SAFERAIL, Paris (France)
  • SAFERAIL, Nantes (France)
  • SAFERAIL, Nanjing (China)