Northern unveil new “game-changing maintenance software”

Northern unveil new “game-changing maintenance software”

A game-changing operations management system has been rolled out by Northern, as it continues its drive to change its engineering process by 2025.

The SOROS software acts as a maintenance concierge system for engineers, giving the engineers a complete picture of Northern’s fleet of 345 trains and a better understanding of the maintenance requirements.

Jack Commandeur, engineering director at Northern, said: “Our trains clock up an average of 500 miles a day as they ferry people across the North of England – and just like the car on your drive, those trains need regular servicing to keep them, quite literally, on track.

“SOROS allows us to plan that maintenance from start to finish, much further in advance – ensuring we have the right train in the right place at the right time in front of the right engineers.

“It’s all about optimising resources and ensuring trains remain in passenger service as much as possible. SOROS has ‘the knowledge’ to make that massive logistical challenge a whole lot easier.”

Rob Spence, co-founder of Danburykline, the creator of SOROS said: “The deployment of the system today is part of a phased roll-out across the business and is the culmination of a 16-month international tender process and it will transform their asset availability and reliability as well as reducing the cost of maintenance through efficiency of operation.”

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