How do you make sure trains never fall ill?

In Chinese medicine, the best doctor is the one whose patients are always healthy. The same philosophy applies to trains: how can you make sure they never fall ill? Detailed review of the different maintenance methods.

Train maintenance can follow a number of methods. The more essential a part is to the smooth operation of the train, the more its maintenance must be anticipated to avoid train downtime and limit the time spent on repairs. The most advanced method is based on predicting a part’s wear. In other cases, maintenance may simply involve replacing faulty parts when they break down, or replacing them preventively at regular intervals.

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