Swedish Systecon analyzes the capacity of Light Rail depots

Consulting and software company Systecon has been commissioned by the Stockholm Public Transport (SL) to analyze the future depot capacity needed for Light Rail vehicles operating on Tvärbanan in Stockholm.

The objective was to analyze the depot capacity needs on the Light Rail Tvärbanan for the coming 25 years, a period that includes plans for extension of the existing tram-line and purchase of more trams. The need for depot capacity has been analyzed and simulated with varying input values for maintenance times, number of faults on the trams, depots availability etc. in order to see how depot capacity affects availability of trams in traffic.

Simulation results will partly be used to verify that the depot, currently under construction in Ulvsunda, can handle the expected amount of maintenance, and to examine eventual effects of expansion of the Light Rail traffic on future depot capacity.
The work has been conducted in project form under Systecon´s lead with support from SL competencies for depot construction, rail-vehicles and strategic development represented. Processing and analysis of data has been done in the simulation tool SIMLOX ®, specifically designed to analyze complex technical system's performance over time.

Torbjörn Englund, project leader for Ulvsunda depot within SL, comments:
"Systecon has been a great help for SL in the challenge to analyze the need for depots of the Light Rail Tvärbanan for future traffic. Thanks to these analyses, we have a good picture of the coming demand on the depots, and we have identified the parameters having the greatest impact on future traffic availability. The analyses also serve as a great aid for the project organization during future discussions with the operator."

For further information please contact:

Pegvak Assadi, Head of Business Area Transportation and Industry, pegvak.assadi@systecon.se  +46 8 459 0774

Systecon is an employee-owned independent consulting and software company with world leading competence within the areas system logistics, operational availability and cost efficiency. By performing expert analysis and optimization of clients' technical systems and logistics resources, Systecon has a proven ability to find the optimal balance between requirements for performance and availability and the resources needed. Through more effective system utilization, customers can cut costs and/or increase profitability.

Systecon´s customers are primarily found within the defense, railway and energy sectors. The self-developed analysis tools OPUS10, SIMLOX and CATLOC are used by hundreds of customers worldwide. The turnover in 2010 was around 68 million SEK. Systecon has three offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö. Through an extensive representative network, Systecon is also present in over 20 countries worldwide.

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Systecon is an employee-owned independent consulting and software company with world leading competence within the areas system logistics, operational availability and cost efficiency. By performing expert analysis and optimization of clients' technical systems and logistics resources, Systecon has a proven ability to find the optimal balance between requirements for performance and availability and the resources needed. Through more effective system utilization, customers can cut costs and/or increase profitability. Systecon´s customers are primarily found within the defense, railway and energy sectors. The self-developed analysis tools OPUS10, SIMLOX and CATLOC are used by hundreds of customers worldwide. The turnover in 2012 was around 85 million SEK. Systecon has three offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö. Through an extensive representative network, Systecon is also present in over 20 countries worldwide.

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