Waiting for "Swallows"
Depot Bezymyanka is ready for high-speed trains.
Large-scale reconstruction and implemented methods of lean manufacturing will help to increase competitive advantage of the depot in repair segment.
Reconstruction of the depot Bezymyanka was divided into five main stages.
It all started in 2005-2006 with the project development. During the implementation of the first 3 stages of the depot renovation in 2007, 2008, 2009, infrastructure of facilities (track complex, overhead system, supply systems) was improved. At the 4th stage a new railcar-wash complex was built. The final phase of major renovation was service shop repair and upgrade to a level of technical regulations. Total volume of the project investments was over 708,7 million rubles.
Now the depot Bezymyanka has new perspectives.
We recall that in the foreseeable future there will appear electric trans Desiro RUS ("Swallow"). These trains will serve the Olympic Games 2014 in Sochi, and then appear on Russian Railways network, including the Kuibyshev Railway. As explained by the head of Kuibyshev Railway Sergei Kobzev, overall performance and the majority of stands in the depot are adapted to the new trains.
− In expectation of the first "Swallows" depot Bezymyanka need to focus on the development of its competitiveness. Production capacity of the depot will be enough to provide quality repair of trains from neighbor railways - emphasizes Sergey Alexeevich.
Taking into account the region plans to purchase new rolling stock, Minister of Transport, Communications and Roads of the Samara Region Valery Matveev noted the importance of upgrading the depot facilities.
− Today Bezymyanka is modern service workshops, new equipment and decent working conditions - said Valery Matveev.
Bezymyanka can compete only with the depot, where Sapsan undergoes its technical maintenance.
The head of the depot Bezymyanka Sergei Romanychev said that the diagnostic system COMPACS®-EXPRESS has been installed, which allows to make diagnostics of all train systems - from roof to wheels. Complex for disassembly and assemblage of trucks also appeared in the depot. Before its implementation disassembly-assembly process took 13.2 hours, whereas now it does not exceed 8 hours. Modernization has affected all spheres of business activity.
If you had been armed with a wrench and a sledgehammer, now we have a great mechanics - said the foreman of instrumentation equipment and electrical engineering Nikolai Gritsin.
Specialists of the depot stake on the implementation of lean manufacturing methods, quality management, and one of its components - a system 5S, which involves the whole staff in regular activities to bring discipline in the workplace.
The implementation of computer aided management is proceeding. As explained by Sergei Romanychev, each employee has a magnetic card which allows recording all performed activities, controls the expense of material and technical resources. Moreover, computer aided management allows changing to electronic data processing.
One of the elements of lean manufacturing implementation was the installation of LED lighting, which gives annual savings of 6-8 millions RUB. Power consumption of LED lamps is 4-5 times lower than that of traditional incandescent lamps, in addition, LED lamps have a five-year warranty period.
General Director of "Samara PPK" JSC Evgeniy Silantiev says that passengers will estimate the trains, that is why the depot staff should maintain a high level and quality of commuter equipment repair.
Authors: Alexander Severus / 2011
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