Finlands Maintenance Backlog

Author: Juha Lehtola
Conference day 2
Maintenance session, reserve paper
The signalling system renewal project 2016-2019 was historically large by Finnish scale. By this kind of investment, the infrastructure manager can assure a high level of RAMS for years to come. Simultaneously, the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency is putting a lot of effort in preventing the maintenance backlog having an impact on the usability of the Finnish railway network. At the same time, the signalling systems are seen as a key part in digitising the railways and thus are in constant need of renewal and modification. The 2016-2018 renewal programme was a great success and now planning is to continue the good work.