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05.07.12

Maintenance management supplier named for East Coast

East Coast has appointed a supplier to deliver an engineering maintenance management system as part of Project Eagle. The £1.5m investment will provide readily available maintenance and defect information to depots.

Project Eagle aims to improve management and control of engineering processes.

Vetasi has been appointed supplier to deliver a more cost effective and efficient regime. The system will ensure optimum stock levels are maintained, warranty claims are managed and access to vehicle maintenance history records and performance is improved.

The investment is part of a focus for East Coast to prevent faults rather than simply reacting to them. The new system will be installed and tested at maintenance depots at Bounds Green inLondonand Craigentinny inEdinburgh.

East Coast interim technical director Jim Hailstone said the new system, Maximo, would “revolutionise the way we manage our train maintenance”, and added: “This will boost our efficiency and effectiveness – and it will greatly improve our fleet performance, both financially and for our passengers, by reducing train faults.”

The system is expected to deliver management and control of engineering processes, tracking mileage, age and condition of components, the ability to use mobile devices, helping remote inspections and fault-finding and a major reduction in paper used.

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