VR FleetCare – Maintenance and Modernisation Services for Railway Fleet and Infrastructure
We at FleetCare offer our customers maintenance and modernisation services for railway fleet and infrastructure in the Nordic and Baltic countries. We are a rail traffic expert with over 150 years of experience in challenging conditions. Safe freight and passenger traffic is the starting point for all operations. The key to success is our people – we have over 1000 top-tier experts. At VR FleetCare, we add value to our customers by combining our expertise in railways with digital systems, strong partnership networks and a continuous strive to review and improve our services together with our customers. VR FleetCare is a subsidiary of the Finnish railway operator VR Group.
Rolling Stock Maintenance
VR FleetCare works on rolling stock maintenance, lifecycle management and expert services. Our services cover all types of rolling stock from light rail to high speed trains, and from locomotives to freight wagons and track maintenance machineries. Our services are divided into four categories; ModernCare, SmartCare, ComponentCare and AssetCare.
Fleet Modernisation and Refurbishment
Our ModernCare service provides comprehensive fleet modernisation and refurbishment work, such as lifecycle extensions, technical modifications, and changes in commercial appearance. System upgrades (HVAC, drivers cab, passenger information and train control systems, etc.) as well as safety and environmental changes (e.g. reducing energy consumption) are also a key part of our rolling stock modernisation services.
Condition Monitoring Services
SmartCare focuses on leveraging the latest technology, data and analytics solutions. Condition monitoring services can be utilised in both rolling stock and track infrastructure. We perform risk and safety assessments and optimise maintenance systems. Our expert and consulting services focus on rolling stock engineering services, life cycle planning and rolling stock procurement.
ComponentCare services are the most comprehensive in the industry, as we maintain more than 2,000 different component items each year, for over a hundred different types of rolling stock. VR FleetCare performs troubleshooting, testing, fault repairs and comprehensive maintenance. We maintain, among other things, bogies, wheelsets, brake systems, electronics, pneumatic valves, compressors, pumps and motors, and high voltage components.
Depot Maintenance and Training
AssetCare performs operational maintenance at depots around Finland. In addition, we provide our expertise in the development of maintenance programmes, life cycle management and obsolescence management. We train rolling stock personnel, perform measurements and testing services as well as audits.
Allegro retrofit (Alstom Karelian Trains Class Sm6 High-Speed Trains): Complete modernisation of cars, including technology, functionalities and interior.
HKL Metro M100 and M200 lifecycle extension: A total of 102 metro train cars will be fully modernised (including the driver desk) by 2023.
Switch Condition Monitoring: Installed system in Finland in cooperation with the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency. Provides real-time situational picture of switch operations and condition. Allows traffic to continue safely and without interruptions. Improves operational reliability through the optimisation of maintenance – proactive maintenance based on the actual condition of points. Cost-effective solution that saves time, personnel and material resources.
VR FleetCare maintains Finnish railway company VR Group’s whole fleet: Operational maintenance and lifecycle services for more than 100 different types of rolling stock and 10,000 units (including commuter trains, Flirt-trains, high-speed trains, passenger coaches, rail buses, track vehicles, electric and diesel locomotives and freight wagons).
VR FleetCare maintains and modernises the bogies of the Estonian railway company: The maintenance of the bogies and gearboxes of Elron’s diesel and electric Flirt trains according to the maintenance programme. Complete inspection and maintenance of 100 bogies of motor and passenger cars and 110 gearboxes. Repair and replacement of defective components.