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The Federal Government's 2016-2017 budget is committed to investing more than $3.4 billion into urban rail projects across the country. The increase in infrastructure plans for transport mean that depots and workshops need to be upgraded to ensure they are equipped to meet changing maintenance requirements while maintaining the highest standards of efficiency and safety.
Ahead of Depot Upgrades and Workshop Modernisation 2017 we chat with Justin Brooker, General Manager of the Auburn and Eveleigh Maintenance Centres in Sydney. Justin discusses the successful upgrades at the Auburn and Eveleigh depots that have increase capacity, improved maintenance downtime, and created a better risk averse work environment.
The state of Victoria’s former Labor Government funded an $800 million Tram Procurement Program which includes new trams, new infrastructure and other upgrades, to improve the accessibility,capacity and reliability of Melbourne’s tram network.
As part of the programme two Melbourne depots were upgraded to ensure they are sufficiently equipped to meet changing maintenance requirements. Included in this was the $190 million upgrade to Melbourne’s Preston Tram Workshop
Ahead of Depot Upgrades and Workshop Modernisation 2017 we take a look at Melbourne’s biggest tram depot redevelopment - completed earlier this year - and explore the new integrated innovation’s that have increased safety and capacity.
Alstom has launched a second TrainScanner at Oxley depot, near Wolverhampton in the West Midlands, UK.
The move follows the successful testing of a TrainScanner predictive maintenance prototype on Virgin's fleet of Pendolino trains in Manchester. TrainScanner is part of HealthHub solution, which is Alstom's predictive maintenance solution. The device makes it possible to automatically determine the status of rolling stock, infrastructure and signalling.