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High speed line maintenance strategy for 20 years


Author/s: Inés Álvarez Amandi

The economic crisis in these years requires of the industrial sector and in particular the rail, the introduction of new investment strategies enable them to resist both technological stagnation of investment, as in infrastructure and development. The solution in the Spanish railway sector will be Public - Private Financing (PPP). The project management will have a totally different approach, with the demands of new requirements for reliability and maintenance, so these projects must be conceived with new strategies from the design. The new high speed lines (HSL) in Spain will be associated, with the project, a maintenance contract for twenty years.

Keywords: Maintanance, reliability, availability, maintainability, safety, life cycle, updating , replacement, obsolescence , life cycle cost.

Publication: Vía Libre Railway Research Nº 3 - February 2012, pp. 87-97


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