The new R2 system is due to go live on schedule on 30 November 2015, to provide users with a better system at lower cost, saving industry £3.5million over 5 years.
The new rolling stock records system – known to many as R2 – is on track to go live week commencing 30 November 2015.
Sessions are underway to “train the trainer”, so that people can then go on to train others in their own companies about how to use the new system.
User acceptance testing (UAT) and data cleansing is also taking place to check everything works and is ready for launch.
Keeping adequate records about rail vehicles is a crucial part of organisations’ safety management systems, but currently this relies on many different systems and methods, some dating back to the days of British Rail.
In comparison, the new, modern, rolling stock system will incorporate the Rolling Stock Library, RAVERS, TOPS, Gemini, GENIUS, Integrale, PADS, IMACS and NVR, and will save industry £3.5million over 5 years in subscription costs to these systems.