APPROACH TO IMPROVING RAILWAY ENGINEERING/MAINTENANCE PRODUCTIVITY
infrastructure - track, land use - planning, organisation - management, mode - rail
Track rehabilitation, Track maintenance, Rapid transit, Rail maintenance, Productivity, Production rate, Planning, Maintenance planning, Maintenance of way, Maintenance management, London Transport, Heavy rail transit, Cost control
The reduction of operating deficits for railways and public transit enterprises has increasingly become the theme of governments throughout the western world. In 1983 the London Underground Limited embarked on an ambitious plan to reshape its financial profile and much of its operating characteristics through a new comprehensive strategic plan. The plan prioritized major capital investment projects, including new rolling stock with one-person operation of trains, automatic fare collection equipment, and station modernization. The plan also recommended productivity improvements in operations, administration, and engineering/maintenance. Engineering/maintenance productivity (i.e., maintenance, construction, and engineering design) was identified as a high-priority element in the plan.
Lawrence, L, Steinmetz, W, (1986) APPROACH TO IMPROVING RAILWAY ENGINEERING/MAINTENANCE PRODUCTIVITY, ITE Journal, Volume 56, Issue 2, p. 22-26