Rail Fleet Maintenance and Lifecycle Services for Sustainable Transportation
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 160 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 and consulting services. The company is also developing digital solutions based on artificial intelligence and IoT, such as fleet scanning and infrastructure condition monitoring. Services cover all types of rolling stock from light rail to high-speed trains, from locomotives to track vehicles and freight wagons. VR FleetCare meets their customers’ challenges by utilizing the entire service portfolio: ModernCare, SmartCare, ComponentCare and AssetCare.
Comprehensive Rolling Stock Modernisation Services
ModernCare services provide comprehensive fleet modernisation and refurbishment work, such as lifecycle extensions, technical modifications, and changes in commercial appearance. System upgrades (e.g., HVAC, drivers cab, passenger information and train control systems) as well as safety and environmental changes (e.g., reducing energy consumption) are also a key part of rolling stock modernisation services at VR FleetCare.
Digital Solutions for Rail Infrastructure and Rolling Stock
SmartCare solutions focuses on leveraging the latest technology, data and analytics. The aim is to provide data to support decision-making by using artificial intelligence and IoT. VR FleetCare offers easy-to-implement and cost-effective solutions for fleet management, automation of fleet inspection, and track and fleet condition monitoring. In addition, the company is involved in projects that require special expertise on rail equipment, including lifecycle planning, engineering, risk management, service interval optimisation and fleet acquisition and disposal.
Component Maintenance and Repair Services
ComponentCare services are the most comprehensive in the industry, as VR FleetCare maintains more than 2,000 different component items each year for over a hundred different types of rolling stock. VR FleetCare’s professionals provide maintenance for equipment sent to them from nearby regions and Europe. ComponentCare services covers troubleshooting, testing, fault repairs and comprehensive maintenance for bogies, brakes, electrical mechanical components, electronic components, and power electronics.
Rolling Stock Lifecycle Services and Consulting
VR FleetCare has 160 years of experience in rolling stock maintenance, both operational and heavy maintenance and lifecycle management. Entire fleets, both small and large, are covered by the company’s AssetCare services, which focus on maintaining the customer’s fleet, taking care of the fleet throughout its lifecycle in the best possible way.
Vy Tog – Modification of Couchette Coaches (BDcmz Long-Distance Passenger Coaches): Extensive modernisation and commercial upgrade of couchette coaches, including improvements in passenger comfort and safety as well as renewal of the appearance of the cars according to the brand.
Karelian Trains – Allegro Retrofit (Class Sm6 High-Speed Trains): Complete modernisation of cars including technology, functionalities, exterior and interior.
HKL – Metro M100 and M200 Lifecycle Extension: Overhaul of metro trains to continue technical lifetime as well as enhance of drivers working ergonomic and environment.
NRC Group Finland – Operational Maintenance Services (Track Vehicles): Operational maintenance and lifecycle services for over 200 units of track vehicles including freight wagons, track maintenance vehicles and other special track vehicles.
VR Group – Operational Maintenance Services (Entire Fleet): Operational maintenance and lifecycle services for more than 100 different types of rolling stock (a total of 9,000 units) including commuter trains, Flirt-trains, high-speed trains, passenger coaches, rail buses, track vehicles, electric and diesel locomotives, and freight wagons.
Elron – Bogie Maintenance (Flirt-trains): Maintenance of bogies and gearboxes of 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.
Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency – Switch Condition Monitoring: Installed system in Finland providing real-time situational picture of switch operations and condition to allow traffic to continue safely and without interruptions. Improves operational reliability through the optimisation of maintenance – proactive maintenance based on the actual condition of switches.