ABB offers a broad palette of proven and innovative service solutions that extend the working life and reduce the operational and maintenance costs of rolling stock and rail infrastructure worldwide.
Reducing ICE 1 life cycle costs
ABB has developed a new traction converter that reduces the energy consumption and life cycle costs of Deutsche Bahn’s first fleet of ICE 1 high-speed intercity trains.
Express repairs for onboard traction transformers
Thanks to its traction transformer expertise, ABB is able to provide a wide range of repair and maintenance services that bring life cycle savings and benefits to rail operators.
Secondhand motor conversion saves the customer money
ABB has provided a complete motor conversion solution for a Swiss rail operator to enable recently purchased second-hand commuter trains to operate on a lower voltage rail system, thus saving the customer the time and expense of investing in new motors.
Modernizing India’s fleet of locomotives
Indian Railways is switching from mechanical power converters to customized high-efficiency, low-maintenance ABB power converters for the auxiliary electrical systems in its fleet of 2,000 locomotives.
Modular outdoor substation for fast overnight installation
ABB has developed a modular medium voltage outdoor substation that is pre-assembled and factory-tested for fast overnight installation - enabling rail operators to replace obsolete or low-capacity substations without disrupting daytime services.
Interconnecting the railway grid with the power grid
A pioneering ABB static frequency converter solution in Norway interconnects the 16.7 Hz railway grid with the 50 Hz national power grid, enabling the rail network to receive its electricity from the national grid and transfer excess braking energy in the opposite direction.
Building a power transformer maintenance program
Power transformers are vital components that require a preventive maintenance program to avoid breakdowns. That means a complete overhaul after 15 years of operation and a refurbishment after 25 years. A maintenance program that ABB devised with the Swiss national rail operator (SBB) is a case in point.
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