Deutsche Bahn

Expertise pays off

Operations and Maintenance

Train operators and infrastructure companies are facing major challenges 365 days a year.

From the organization of daily operations, procurement, modernization and maintenance of rolling stock and infrastructure as well as the important issue of safety, many other factors must be considered.

Our specialists develop mobility concepts, dimension systems and offer individual solutions for system integration, operating models and the operational implementation.

But also in the development, procurement and operation of vehicles, you can rely on our long-standing experience. With the help of system analysis and Life Cycle Costing, we identify possible improvements and develop efficient maintenance strategies.

Only, if companies know the future challenges in their market environment, their market position can be maintained and improved. We develop and implement efficient and sustainable strategies for our clients. We design business processes based on the needs of our clients and provide comprehensive support during the change process.

Our Service:

Feasibility Studies

  • Analyze technical and economic feasibility of future transport systems

System Consulting on Local and Long Distance Operation

  • Develop and select infrastructure and vehicles for systems
  • Develop operational concepts
  • Tenders and competition consulting

Economic Analysis

  • Advise on cost-benefit analysis, potential analysis, business plans and project eligibility

Establish a Regulatory Regime

Reliability-Availability-Maintainability-Safety (RAMS) and Life Cycle Cost (LCC) Studies

Maintenance and Service Strategy Consulting

Workshop Site Investigations

The liberalization of the rail markets and the constantly changing technological requirements contribute to understand and observe the more complex environment. We analyze and advice on regulatory issues and on network access issues at all stages of market liberalization.

Our Service:

Design and develop institutions particular to rail systems including regulatory and safety authorities and ministries

Support in designing laws, regulations and guidelines for rail

  • Advise on regulatory, security, operational management and cross-border traffic

Create a regulatory framework for the technical implementation of competition in the transport market focused on rail

  • Advise on the non-discriminatory opening of the infrastructure market to third parties focused on an intermodal approach

Evaluation and development of organizational structures in rail systems

Interoperability

  • System design, rule design and coordination for implementation 

The growths of the population and economy as well as the development of metropolitan regions cause the demand for efficient and profitable rail operations. The increasing requirements regarding the growing efficiency and profitability within the fields of local, high speed and freight services need to be considered. We design business solutions based on the needs of our clients and provide comprehensive support during the improvement process.

Our Service:

Operation Planning

  • Plan and optimize maintenance at a strategic and operational level
  • Develop, build and optimize maintenance organization
  • Analyze, develop and optimize maintenance regulations and processes
  • Design and implement maintenance management systems (CMMS)
  • Investigate RAMS and LCC
  • Design and implement education and training concepts

Workshops and Depots

  • Consulting on design, dimensions, layout and planning of workshops, depots and deployment systems
  • Plan the organization and scheduling of operations and maintenance processes for intra-and-inter plant operations
  • Advice on optimum use of maintenance operations
  • Consult on the connection to existing networks and capacity stress tests
  • Operation management simulations

Trace and Tracking of Freight Transport

  • Identify of weaknesses and develop individual solutions

Evaluate, compare and select suitable technologies

  • Create documents required for tenders

Evaluation and Comparison of Technology

  • Evaluate, compare and select suitable technologies

Besides economic factors and ecological aspects such as sustainability, becoming more and more important in terms of planning and designing vehicle fleets. We support for procurement, operation, maintenance, and refurbishment of railway rolling stock during the entire life-cycle. We design business solutions based on the needs of our clients and provide comprehensive support during the improvement process. By means of system analysis and Life Cycle Costing we identify profitable changing levers.

Our Service:

Vehicle Fleet Design

  • Create dimensions and management schemes for rail vehicle fleets

Development of Vehicle Specifications

Procurement of Rolling Stock Up to Purchase

Commissioning, Certification, and Warranty Management

Vehicle Maintenance

  • Design and maintenance planning
  • Advice on regulations of workshops and depots
  • Optimizing methods and procedures

Reliability-Availability-Maintenance-Safety (RAMS) and Life Cycle Cost (LCC) Studies

System design to ensure interoperability requirements

Redesign, modernization, and refurbishment of Rolling Stock

The need of efficient and lean operation processes leads to the growing significance of vehicle availability. We develop, plan, analyze and optimize the maintenance of rolling stock and infrastructure including workshops and depots. We design and implement maintenance management systems (CMMS) for vehicle and infrastructure based on the needs of our clients. Our objective: A sustainable use of resources in order to improve the earning situation of our clients in the long-term.

Our Service:

Maintenance Vehicles and Infrastructure

  • Plan and optimize maintenance at a strategic and operational level
  • Develop, build and optimize maintenance organization
  • Analyze, develop and optimize maintenance regulations and processes
  • Design and implement maintenance management systems (CMMS)
  • Investigate RAMS and LCC
  • Design and implement education and training concepts

Workshops and Depots

  • Consulting on design, dimensions, layout and planning of workshops, depots and deployment systems
  • Plan the organization and scheduling of operations and maintenance processes for intra-and-inter plant operations
  • Advice on optimum use of maintenance operations
  • Consult on the connection to existing networks and capacity stress tests
  • Operation management simulations