Trimble has announced that the Norwegian state-owned train leasing company, Norske tog AS (NT), has rolled out the Trimble® E2M engineering asset and maintenance management system to manage data related to its leased rail vehicles for the Norwegian rail franchise, Traffikkpakke 2 Nord.

The system will give both NT and the franchise operators full visibility regarding key data for rail assets, their maintenance programs and maintenance history.

The Trimble E2M system provides NT precise information on the status of maintenance and access to other key pieces of information from the franchisees on its leased rail vehicles. This enables NT to allocate and monitor maintenance work, update technical documentation, approve changes in maintenance programs and receive maintenance history from franchisees’ maintenance management systems through a series of Trimble-developed application interfaces. Tracking maintenance in Trimble E2M will help to safeguard the technical condition of NT’s railway vehicles throughout their lifecycle and to ensure they meet the requirements of government and regulatory agencies.

“Trimble E2M helps to maintain and improve the reliability and safety of rail vehicles that NT owns and leases,” said Luca Cuppari, technical director, NT. “E2M streamlines the flow of digital asset data through the rail vehicle lifecycle for both NT and the franchisee train operating companies. We have developed a strong working relationship with Trimble. Their technological experience in the field of implementing maintenance management systems for rolling stock, and their ability to understand our processes and to talk our language, have been key success factors. We look forward to a long and successful relationship.”

“Specifically designed for rail operations, Trimble E2M provides NT and their franchisees a system to manage the status and history of maintenance across fleets,” said Paul Sheehan, operations manager of Trimble’s Nexala Solutions Group. “Using E2M to efficiently manage maintenance programs will play a key role in minimizing asset value depreciation and improve asset reliability while reducing operating costs.”