Maintenance of next-generation car almost 1 million rubles cheaper than standard model
Dmitry Losev, Deputy CEO of Technical Development of the railway operator Vostok1520 took part in a round table entitled ‘PRO innovative freight car’ as part of the PRO//Motion.Expo exhibition in Scherbinka. The senior executive explained how the maintenance of next-generation cars can have a positive impact on a fleet owner’s efforts to reduce costs. Average maintenance costs for an innovative car are almost 1 million rubles less than for a standard car operating comparable journeys over a distance of 1 million km.
Losev provided detailed statistics on the number of times standard and innovative cars undergo repairs of all types for the specified mileage, as well as analysing the extent of the repair operations and their associated costs. The company takes the view that the most transparent and objective strategy is for the cost of maintaining the car in good working order to be the same as the cumulative costs of all repairs carried out. By some measures, the cost of repairing a next-generation car is higher than repairing a standard model. This can be easily explained. For example, wear-resistant bogie parts are replaced during scheduled repairs and the difference in cost between cassette and cylindrical bearings is taken into account during major overhauls of wheel pairs. Nevertheless, the cost differentials even out with the frequency of repairs. Scheduled repairs take place 6 times less frequently for an innovative fleet, while general servicing happens 2.4 times less often and major overhauls of wheel pairs take place half as often.
The senior executive underlined the fact that there are tangible losses for the freight owner every time the car goes in for repair: untimely delivery for loading, disruptions to freight volumes and schedules, and the possibility of failing to meet the terms of contracts. This is why Vostok1520 specialists are working constantly to find ever more innovative ways to optimise the use of rolling stock resources.
July 17, 2019
2019 operating results for Vostok1520 transportation company
Railway operator Vostok1520 (part of First Heavy Haul Company) retained its leading positions for efficient fleet operation at the end of the first half of 2019. Car performance reached 14,400 tkm per car per day, which is more than twice as high as the average car on the Russian Railways network.
June 26, 2019
Vostok1520 holds its leading position in rolling stock fleet performance
Railway operator Vostok1520 (part of First Heavy Haul Company) led the INFOLine Rail Russia TOP rating for rolling stock performance at the end of Q1 2019.
May 27, 2019
Axle load increase an essential condition for the development of Transsib and Baikal-Amur Mainline
Vladimir Sosipatorov, Managing Director of Vostok1520, explained how to resolve the issue of maximum traffic capacity in the Eastern Section of the Trans-Siberian Railway at the 5th Transsib in the Euro-Asian Transportation System: New Opportunities and Perspectives Business Forum, which took place in Tokyo on 23–24 May 2019.