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Jan 11 2021

RTA completes preventive rail grinding of Dubai Metro


an image about grinding Dubai Metro rail tracks

Roads and Transport Authority, in collaboration with Serco, operator of Dubai Metro and Tram, has recently completed preventive maintenance works for grinding Dubai Metro rail tracks that extend about 300 km. 


Dubai Metro uses highly advanced preventive maintenance system that uses a sophisticated rail grinder fitted with advanced camera and laser technologies enabling high-precision scanning of rail tracks. The technology determines the appropriate maintenance system, which ensures the smooth movement of the rolling stock and the optimal utilisation of asset lifespan.


RTA’s Rail Maintenance Department uses a preventive maintenance system customised to the design of the Dubai Metro network that takes into consideration the climatic conditions of the Emirate. By completing the Dubai Metro preventive maintenance works in December 2020, the Rail Maintenance Department also completed a full migration from the previous traditional maintenance system. It means a shift from the correctional maintenance to preventive maintenance system, which contributes to asset sustainability; a strategic objective of RTA. 


The preventive maintenance system also enabled RTA’s rail maintenance team to acquire specialized experiences in the rail maintenance in a way that this team will implement similar works nationally and internationally, which will enhance RTA’s vision: ‘The world leader in seamless & sustainable mobility.’

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