A current state analysis is included as a sub project in ePilot119, the objective of which is to implement research findings, enhance the conditions for exchanging maintenance data among all stakeholders involved in operating the railway system and finding possible work routines for this. The objective is to describe the initial position so clearly that it can be used in other sub projects to measure improvements in operation and maintenance on the Luleå-Boden (track section 119) as well as supply a survey with key indicators, which can help measure changes in relation to the initial state. The description shall be so clear that it can be used as an “is-value”, i.e. be implemented as an initial value that is to be improved into a “should-value” (objective to be achieved) in future sub projects.
The status analysis describes the initial position in both hard and soft parameters in order to document the conditions when the project began. The status has been summarized in a fact sheet for track section 119, the current version of which contains numerous gaps. The current state analysis confirms that the railway is a complex system both technically and organisation-wise. The system requires major technical system skills, which are currently divided up among several different “independent” commercial and non-commercial stakeholders, such as supervisory authorities, infrastructure managers, operators, suppliers, maintenance workshops, consultant, maintenance contractors and research divisions. The stakeholders regulate cooperation via agreements and contracts that often lack objectives, incentives and collaborative requirements.
Project partners: Trafikverket, Luleå University of Technology, Omicold, Tyréns and Sweco
Project leader: Ulla Juntti, Omicold.