Maintenance in traffic

Trains should run for a long time. But for them to live up to expectations, the investment must be well managed.

Through effective train maintenance, Euromaint Rail contributes to extending the working life of the vehicle and to making rail traffic safer and punctual – both for passengers and freight.

We have a nationwide maintenance organisation with the necessary skills for all vehicle types and our traffic maintenance services include:

  • preventive maintenance according to the vehicle’s maintenance schedule
  • remedial maintenance in the event of damage
  • daily maintenance

Thanks to our long experience and deep technical expertise, we can optimise maintenance by monitoring recurring faults and proposing long-term developmental solutions, among other things.

Preventive maintenance during operational breaks

Preventive maintenance is carried out in accordance with the vehicle’s maintenance schedule at our traffic workshops around the country. Maintenance depends on the type of vehicle and number of kilometres or performance. Preventive maintenance consists of checking important subsystems and the replacement of worn parts.

We carry out split-based maintenance during operational breaks, which ensures that the vehicles are available when they are to be in service. Split-based maintenance means that the maintenance assignments are split into several sub-assignments that can be carried out at different times, at different workshops and are adapted to the vehicle’s traffic schedule. Split-based maintenance is based on vehicle expertise, experience and well-developed systems for control, planning and follow-ups. 

Fast and effective remedial maintenance

We carry out remedial maintenance using our mobile maintenance teams, in conjunction with preventive maintenance or at scheduled workshop visits. Remedial maintenance can usually be split-based and is divided into two types:

  • remedial maintenance – faults that have occurred due to wear for example 
  • remedial damage maintenance – faults that have occurred due to external influences or construction faults 

Solid experience is required to identify the causes of faults. Euromaint Rail has the most skilled fault tracers in the industry. We also use the latest technology for real time fault indication.

Sometimes more serious damage occurs that requires the train to be taken out of service. In such instances, we have a nearby workshop that can quickly and efficiently assist in getting the train back into service.

Daily maintenance – everything from shunting to cleaning

Daily maintenance includes assignments that contribute to a more pleasant journey. Daily maintenance can be split into:

  • terminal services, such as emptying waste, water pressure, vehicle washing and de-icing
  • graffiti cleaning and treatment of minor damage in the travel environment
  • shunting, i.e. marshalling, parking and moving the train to platforms
  • cleaning, both deep and light cleaning

Terminal services are usually carried out at stationary facilities, usually nearby to our workshops. Other daily maintenance is carried out in connection with the station.

When we are also responsible for the daily maintenance, we can remedy faults earlier in the field and plan for more efficient workshop work. In this way, we can optimise maintenance in the best possible way.

Provision of spare parts for the fastest possible service

When a train breaks down, quick access to components and spare parts is required in order for the train to be returned to service as quickly as possible. Euromaint Rail has stores and workshops strategically placed all around the country. Our logistics system is totally adapted for the rail transport industry and we have the right contacts with maintenance partners.

Comprehensive offering

Euromaint Rail’s offering within traffic maintenance includes:

  • nationwide maintenance organisation with expertise in all vehicle types
  • operational break-based maintenance that is adapted to the vehicle’s traffic schedule for maximum availability
  • cost effective, qualified maintenance
  • resources for urgent action – network of workshops and mobile maintenance teams
  • flexible organisation that can quickly perform maintenance in the event of malfunctions
  • effective provision of spare parts


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