Russian Railways and Siemens open engineering centre for remote analysis of technical condition of Lastochka trains
Russian Railways and Siemens have launched a unique processing and analysis centre to handle data received from the operation of rolling stock and railway infrastructure.
The opening ceremony was held in Moscow on 3 February 2016 and attended by the Senior Vice-President of Russian Railways Valentin Gapanovich, the Director of the Customer Services Department at the Mobility Services division of Siemens AG Johannes Emmelheinz and the President of Siemens in Russia and Central Asia Dietrich Möller.
The new centre is based at the Podmoskovnaya railcar depot, which carries out diagnostics and maintenance of the Lastochka electric trains.
The Data Processing and Analysis Centre is an innovative platform which facilitates predictions of the condition of the train units and increases the degree of rolling stock and infrastructure operational readiness, while at the same time optimising operating costs and gradually moving to “service according to condition” — service corresponds to the technical state of the trains and infrastructure. The innovation Data Processing and Analysis Centre was put into operation in the framework of strategic cooperation between Russian Railways and Siemens. According to the memorandum signed at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in June 2016, it is analogous to the Munich data centre.
Data received online by the Centre will be analysed and transmitted to the service engineers. This kind of smart analytical processing system of performance indicators will facilitate the switch to the automatic forecasting of the train formations’ technical condition and the ability to make recommendations to the service engineers, as well as reduce the number of failures at the operating divisions of Russian Railways.
The Centre’s functions will also include conducting research in the field of digital technology for the infrastructure and rolling stock of public rail transport.