Exploring Reliability Engineering Approaches between Melbourne and Best Practice Railways

Exploring Reliability Engineering Approaches between Melbourne and Best Practice Railways

This project explores the reliability performance of selected rail track and rolling stock components in Melbourne and contrasts them with approaches taken in the world’s most reliable railways in Hong Kong and Singapore. The focus is on known reliability performance outcomes and the factors that drive these including approaches to strategic planning of maintenance, how systems are managed and factors such as redundancy and resilience in the approaches taken. The aim is to understand factors driving the superior reliability performance of Asia’s major urban railways and how this might be used to develop a process for considerable improvement in performance in Melbourne.

This project is part of the Sustainable and Effective Public Transport – Graduate Research Industry Partnership (SEPT-GRIP) and is supervised by Professor Wing Kong Chiu. The project is being undertaken by Maryam Nawaz and is sponsored by Public Transport Victoria and Monash University.

  • Date April 18, 2016
  • Tags Asia, Australiasia, Hong Kong, Infrastructure, Maintainance, Mass Transit, Melbourne, Mode, Operations, Partners, Place, Public Transport Victoria, Rail, Reliability, Rolling Stock, SEPT-GRIP, Singapore, Subway/Metro, Track, Vehicle, Victoria, Wing Kong Chiu

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