Reliability analysis of railway rolling stock failure patterns

B M Alkali, G Brown, C Tart, V Orsi

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    Abstract

    This paper presents an investigation conducted on the reliability of the classes of railway rolling stock safety critical systems. It is evident that the safety critical systems of trains affect the performance and the availability to operate a schedule service. These occurrences can cause large delays which subsequently result in additional maintenance expenditure and financial penalties to the service providers. This paper identifies the probable causes of in-service train failures in Scotland.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Second International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance
    EditorsJ Pombo
    Place of PublicationStirlingshire, UK
    PublisherCivil-Comp Press
    ISBN (Print)9781905088591
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Apr 2014

    Publication series

    NameSeries 2
    PublisherCivil-Comp Press
    ISSN (Print)1759-3433

    Keywords

    • reliability
    • rolling stock
    • preventive maintenance
    • delay time

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