The first stage of the new on-line system for identification and maintenance records for the GB train fleet, known as R2, went live on 28 November, replacing the Rolling Stock Library.
Currently, information on rolling stock is held in a range of separate, legacy systems but the plan is to replace these with a modern, efficient system, known as R2, which will become a one-stop shop for information relating to trains running on the GB mainline rail network.
The first step sees R2 go live with the Rolling Stock Library functions. The second step, in early 2016, will see the Rail Vehicle Records System (RAVERS) functions go live. It is estimated that the modernisation of rolling stock records will save the rail industry £3.5m over the next five years and represents a crucial step in helping to ensure that rail journeys in GB are carried out safely and efficiently.
Beyond RSL and RAVERS, R2 will continue to integrate with key industry systems including TOPS, Gemini, GENIUS, Integrale, PADS, IMACS and NVR.If you’re a user of RSL or RAVERS and haven’t yet received further information from your key contact about R2, please get in touch with one of the following people who will help you: