posted on 19th May 2022 16:13
The Australian capital joins the Railway Digital Transformation by implementing CAF’s LeadMind solution for the light rail line linking Gungahlin to the city centre. It is a fleet of 14 units that will have the latest technologies for data acquisition and the subsequent management of advanced analytics with the clear objective of improving availability, reliability and safety thanks to predictive maintenance.
CAF’s digital platform solution also gives real-time access to fleet health status by detecting anomalies in train asset behavior during service. It makes it possible to prioritize maintenance interventions and support drivers. It is also offering geolocation, telemetry and event creation capabilities by the user. These events can generate an email notification and thus automating diagnosis.
The Canberra light rail line runs 12 km between Gungahlin and the city servicing 14 stops along the route. LeadMind, among its functionalities, allows continuous monitoring of the fleet performance and predictive maintenance over the entire journey length. Future stages planned include catenary free areas, with LeadMind supporting onboard energy storage system monitoring supporting operational efficiency and reliability when these extensions are commissioned.
Thanks to the know how of the real fleet health status, the resources are invested only in those assets that require an intervention, optimising the availability of the fleet and gaining safety. Commencing operations in 2019 CAF designed and supplied the five-car Urbos trams used in the network and is responsible for maintenance for the 20-year concession period.