The derailment in Northern Sweden could have been avoided
We need to modernise the maintenance of our railways. The Swedish railway is indispensable for our industry and export needs. Therefore, interruptions and delays in train traffic have major financial implications. It becomes not least clear when one of LKAB’s ore trains derailed on its way from Kiruna in early November 2021.
Enormous forces are at play when something goes wrong. This picture shows the power of 8,000 tons going off the track at 60 kilometers per hour.
PHOTO: ANDERS LINDBERG / LKAB
Every year, train delays, damage to the railway infrastructure and vehicles cost companies and society huge amounts of money. It is difficult to give a general cost picture, but there are calculations made by, for example, the European Union Agency for Railways.
Take a closer look at these calculations
The direct cost of the accident and its damage to tracks, carriages and lines are estimated to around SEK 100 million – in addition to the losses caused by delays. The exact cause of this particular accident has not yet been investigated, but the Accident Investigation Board suspects rail breaks that may have been caused by a wheel injury.
If so, the accident, and others like it, could have been foreseen and prevented with new technology. This is what Jan Lindqvist, CEO and founder of Railway Metrics and Dynamics, writes in a debate article on the railway site jarnvagar.nu.
Read the full article here (Swedish only)
RMD in expert panel at major European rail conference
“Rail digitisation is more than vehicle positioning and maintenance windows. It is only when we fully share data that we will see the really big benefits”. This was the message from Jan Lindqvist, CEO of RMD, speaking at Rail Transport Day in Stockholm on 30 May 2023.
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