Asset Management


In railway networks of nowadays, the improvement of the economic viability and its robust competitiveness with other transport modes are essential issues that can be strengthened with adequate railway asset management. An appropriate management of railway assets, both infrastructure and rolling stock, can conclude a long life expectation. By avoiding premature termination of life cycles of the components and (sub-) systems, the life span of railway assets can be greatly extended. As a consequence, an overall improvement of the reliability, availability, maintainability and safety of the railway system can be reached, and at the same time a positive impact on the environment. Asset management convers a broad domain of asset-related subjects varying from asset performance measurement to asset risk analysis.