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Maintenance performance measurement of railway infrastructure with focus on the Swedish network
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Operation, Maintenance and Acoustics.
2012 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Railway traffic has increased over the last decade and it is believed to increase further with the movement of transportation from road to rail, due to the increasing energy costs and the demand to reduce emissions. Efficient and effective maintenance is required in order to assure maximum dependability and capacity of the existing railway infrastructure. To manage maintenance successfully within the scope and set objectives, the effect of maintenance activities must be measured and monitored. Performance indicators (PIs) for reliability, capacity, punctuality, etc., are extensively used by infrastructure managers (IMs) in decisions making. However, they are often ad-hoc and seldom standardised. Performance measurements can give large savings and bring business safety by more proactive management, while there are additional costs associated with measuring. It is therefore important to thoroughly analyse what, where, when and how to measure. Thus, there exists a need to study the railway infrastructure PIs used by different IMs, to find out which ones are the most important, which are required and which are not required.In this technical report, a study was undertaken to review the maintenance PIs used by researchers in the field of railway maintenance, as well as reviewing European railway project reports, and also documentations of the Swedish infrastructure manager Trafikverket, like policy documents, handbooks, etc. Interviews were also carried out to get additional inputs. In order to understand the different PIs, a high-level study of the maintenance of railway infrastructure in Sweden was carried out as well.The listed indicators form a basis for constructing a maintenance performance measurement system for railway infrastructure.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2012. , 100 p.
Technical report / Luleå University of Technology, ISSN 1402-1536
Research subject
Operation and Maintenance
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-23490Local ID: 732bb44f-665a-4c56-8f56-0584574ffd4fISBN: 978-91-7439-460-3OAI: diva2:996539
Link and Effect Model for Maintenance of Railway Infrastructure
Godkänd; 2012; 20120528 (chrste)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29Bibliographically approved

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