This project aimed at considering the strong business imperative to realise more concrete benefits from the acquired experience of railway stakeholders and have this knowledge translated into key fundamentals messages for the future business.
It helped strengthen current actions in the area of benchmarking ( e.g. UIC LICB LICB Lasting Infrastructure Cost Benchmarking ) and investigated two further specific actions in relation to the Infrastructure Manager’s relationship with supply industry and best practice of life cycle cost management in other related sectors.
Maintenance/Renewal proposal (Medium Term)
- Share experience among members and release data on maintenance and renewal costs history and its correlation with track quality/geometry, failures, operational performance and asset age and condition.
- Review work of leading-edge universities, who currently have active links with member railways in this area (e.g. Technical University of Graz, Austria, Delft University of technology, Netherlands and University of Lausanne, Switzerland)
- Exchange deeper experience with large maintenance and renewal contractors such as within the European Federation of Railway Trackwork Contractors (EFRTC EFRTC European Federation of Railway Trackworks Contractors (http://www.efrtc.org/))
- Appoint a specific high level team to review the above data and draw specific conclusions and recommendations.
Senior advisor - Infrastructure