Improving efficiencies in Melbourne

Company

Metro, or Metro Trains Melbourne, is a consortium of rail and construction businesses, and draws on the strengths and experience of three leading rail industry organisations: Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation, Australia’s John Holland Group and UGL Rail, a division of United Group Limited.

As the city’s metropolitan rail service, Metro operates 210 six carriage trains across 869 kilometres of track, transporting 415,000 customers each day - using 15 lines, stopping at 218 stations - seven days a week.

Challenges

To implement the Remote Online Condition Monitoring technology fleet-wide, on a total of more than 400 units, providing the basis for the introduction of preventative and intelligence-driven maintenance practices.

Solution

Nomad implemented a comprehensive solution which includes train embedded software and hardware, a back-office application for data analysis and visualisation, and a railway engineering support solution.

The Remote Online Condition Monitoring system (ROCM) provides real-time condition and diagnostic based information across key operational elements, and creates a scalable framework for the future introduction of both predictive and remote condition based maintenance methodologies.