Rolling stock life extension and modernisation is becoming a popular trend in the railway industry, with operators around the world realising the significant return on investment figures when compared to the purchasing of new rolling stock.
Quite often it is found that modernising your vehicle while carrying out a life extension will provide an increase in reliability, efficiency, maintainability, and availability for a fraction of the cost of purchasing new vehicles. These are all key requirements desired from every railway operator.
Another justification for the modernisation of rolling stock is to address the increasing issue of obsolescence of key components, such as GTO thyristors in traction drives and auxiliary inverters.
If available, these items typically have huge lead times with an ever increasing price. Modernisation ensures these issues do not impact reliable and efficient operation.
If you would like more information on life extending and modernising your vehicles, please contact us as we would be more than happy to discuss your modernisation needs.