Cost cutting at Irish Rail saved €4.2m last year

Irish Rail cut costs in its maintenance department by €4.2 million last year and is targeting a further €4 million in savings after introducing new ‘lean’ techniques that are used byToyota and other manufacturers.

30th May, 2009

Irish Rail cut costs in its maintenance department by €4.2 million last year and is targeting a further €4 million in savings after introducing new ‘lean’ techniques that are used byToyota and other manufacturers.

The techniques were implemented at all major train depots last year, resulting in the redeployment of 40 staff and voluntary severance of a further 36 from a maintenance workforce of 600 people. The semi-state company is now reviewing the...

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