Russian Railways and Siemens open engineering centre for remote analysis of technical
condition of Lastochka trains
Russian Railways and Siemens have launched a unique processing and analysis centre
to handle data received from the operation of rolling stock and railway infrastructure.
The opening ceremony was held in Moscow on 3 February 2016 and attended by the
Senior Vice-President of Russian Railways Valentin Gapanovich, the Director of the
Customer Services Department at the Mobility Services division of Siemens AG Johannes
Emmelheinz and the President of Siemens in Russia and Central Asia Dietrich Möller.
The new centre is based at the Podmoskovnaya railcar depot, which carries out diagnostics
and maintenance of the Lastochka electric trains.
The Data Processing and Analysis Centre is an innovative platform which facilitates
predictions of the condition of the train units and increases the degree of rolling
stock and infrastructure operational readiness, while at the same time optimising
operating costs and gradually moving to "service according to condition" - service
corresponds to the technical state of the trains and infrastructure. The innovation
Data Processing and Analysis Centre was put into operation in the framework of strategic
cooperation between Russian Railways and Siemens. According to the memorandum signed
at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in June 2016, it is analogous to
the Munich data centre.
Data received online by the Centre will be analysed and transmitted to the service
engineers. This kind of smart analytical processing system of performance indicators
will facilitate the switch to the automatic forecasting of the train formations' technical
condition and the ability to make recommendations to the service engineers, as well
as reduce the number of failures at the operating divisions of Russian Railways.
The Centre's functions will also include conducting research in the field of digital
technology for the infrastructure and rolling stock of public rail transport.