Failures in the urban rail system cause cancellations and delays in train services that adversely affect many passengers and rail companies. To improve the reliability of the train service, a better maintenance process has been developed in this research. The new process includes an improved approach for the reliability analysis used to characterise the train performance and a new model used to select the best maintenance strategies.
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 Transport for Victoria and Monash University.
The PhD Thesis detailing the results of the research is available for free download at: