TXM Projects Turnkey: The Complete 360° Rail Refurbishment Service

Posted by James on Apr 2, 2020 1:00:00 PM

In Services

Welcome back to the TXM Projects Blog, our brand new platform bringing you all the best bits from our collective industry experience and expertise. We decided there would be no better place to start than to discuss our Complete 360° Rail Refurbishment Service or as we call it our ‘Turnkey Solution’. As a provider of project solutions for rolling stock we specialise in ‘on-site’ installation and rail vehicle solutions, and we’re excited to share our experiences with you.

Within the four walls of our office, we enjoy over 100 years of collective knowledge in the rail and engineering industries, applying best practice from on the job experience whilst at the same time targeting best in class talent, building a huge network database of first-class engineers, designers, project managers and more.

At this time the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is disrupting the nation’s public and commercial travel. It’s important to recognise how important the rail industry is for not only key workers' ability to get to and from work but also vital freight reaching parts of the country crucially in need of its supplies. For this, we are grateful for the tremendous work currently being delivered by our teams and individuals. With us all working together we can beat this cruel disease, so we’ve continued to work remotely to make sure our partners have the people they need to deliver what the government and nation needs.

 

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In this blog post, we’ve pulled together and explained the 6 core ‘Turnkey’ areas we identify as being critical to the success of rolling stock maintenance and services.

  1. Refurbishments

  2. Systems

  3. Structure

  4. Heavy Maintenance

  5. Design (in rolling stock maintenance)

  6. Control & Management

 

Let’s briefly explain these areas in a little more detail:

1. Refurbishments

We take worn-out fleet interiors and upgrade or refurbish them. Tasks typically include an examination of units and where needed or requested; replacement, refurbishment, redesign or deep cleaning of all interior components.  

Our services are typically applied to flooring, carpets, seats, doors, windows, toilets and more…

All deliverables including reconfiguration of units have a passenger experience focus and are finalised as a highly visible upgrade.

 

2. Systems

We have over a decade of experience in Systems installation and maintenance, servicing areas such as: 

  • Passenger information (audible and visual)
  • Digital railway technologies like GSMR and ETCS
  • Passenger benefit tech such as Wi-Fi (with media servers driving rich onboard content) 
  • And practical applications such as USB or 240v connections for devices.

We also install and maintain driver/safety-related systems such as CCTV, driver assistance, passenger counting technologies and train management.

        

3. Structure

Metal built carriages unless treated regularly will corrode and require attention during their lifetime. With assets required to perform longer and many changes to safety regulations, we deliver repairs and upgrades to the structure of a train. From an initial engineer’s survey through to the process of drawings, permits and sign off to the physical work of cutting, replacing and repairing structural sections of the vehicle.

 

4. Heavy Maintenance

Vehicles require overhaul and maintenance from time to time. We have the right resources and project management teams at the right time to be able to deliver the peak workload of a heavy overhaul including:

  • Management of spares 
  • Creation and application of VMI’s 
  • Component supply chain repair cycles
  • Updates to manuals
  • And more…

This allows operators to plan effective resource strategies over the medium term as we can deliver fixed packages of effort during those peaks clearing and leaving the site once done.

 

5. Design (in rolling stock maintenance)

Working with recognised and respected partners across the engineering design community we can deliver support during the bottleneck stages leading up to the installation, during the design and during the engineering phase.

We remove the short-term peak workload requirements for businesses by taking the design of solutions with their partners under a single point of control, working collaboratively with all stakeholders to deliver, on time, creative solutions.

 

6. Control & Management

Teams are made up of multiple layers of competence and management. We’re experienced in bringing together the right project management leaders, engineers and competency assessors to compliment the vehicle technicians and deliver projects on time and on budget.

We believe in transparency and so have a bespoke cloud-based project management system developed in collaboration with our software partner to support projects, offering 24/7 visibility to stakeholders on project progress, safety and cost.

 

Final words from TXM Projects

The rail industry has an unprecedented period ahead of it and we’ve moved to make sure our teams are ready to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in. We understand it’s going to be a challenge for everyone involved but also understand we need to play our part helping the industry survive, recover and then grow.