Real-time remote monitoring on Bombardier TRAXX locomotives

The Bombardier TRAXX family locomotives are used widely in Europe for both passenger and freight transport. As with all rolling stock, real-time remote monitoring is key to keep your TRAXX locomotives in perfect shape. Prevent failures, digitalise and automate maintenance planning or provide real-time actionable information to stakeholders for your entire (heterogeneous) fleet.

No matter what type of TRAXX locomotives you own or operate, Railnova provides an out-of-the-box connectivity and monitoring solution for all of them.

Railnova products for real-time remote monitoring

Railster installed on a train transmitting data in real time to the cloud


Connect to any data source on the TRAXX, send fault codes and signals to the cloud in real time, update the types of parameters to monitor remotely at any time.

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Railgenius predictive diagnostics and real-time data monitoring


Monitor your fleet’s condition in real time, analyse data, perform and confirm diagnostics and set up automated and actionable alerts.

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Railfleet real-time fleet and operations management


Manage your fleet and plan corrective and preventive maintenance based on the data coming from your trains and employees or partners.

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Out-of-the-box TRAXX component interfaces

Railnova’s remote monitoring device Railster enables you to connect to and to monitor the following components on the TRAXX out of the box:


Monitor battery voltage, capacity, current, and status of both the main and the supporting battery both when your TRAXX locomotives are running and turned off.


Monitor fault codes or read parameters at bus speed and easily convert them into readable and actionable information.


Track the location of your locomotives, the distance they traveled, their speed and their GPS history. Use real-time GPS data for geofencing alerts.


Instantly check what happened with your TRAXX assets in case of an incident and/or automatically store a complete copy of JRU data in the cloud.


Monitor relevant DCPU fault codes in real time and alert employees automatically when they need to take action on the fault codes.


Monitor important ERTMS data in real time via the Profibus interface.

Want to connect to another data source on your Traxx locomotives or get more technical information on how we get you the data you need? Let us know, we’d love to help!

Out-of-the-box use cases for TRAXX locomotives

Battery monitoring

A low battery voltage, or battery failure can cause delays, cancellations and even damages to a locomotive battery. Real-time battery monitoring and battery alerts enable you to detect anomalies and avoid battery failures on your TRAXX fleet.

Fault code monitoring

Retrieve DCPU and MVB fault codes, make it easy to cut through irrelevant fault codes or noise by setting up your own (notification) rules and enable people to act on critical fault codes.

Operational monitoring

Follow up on the status of all your assets, on fleet availability and potential restrictions. Know which locomotive is used for which traffic, what the composition of the train is or any other relevant operational data from your entire fleet.

Energy consumption monitoring

Monitor the energy consumption of your TRAXX assets continuously to view your energy consumption per route and per customer. Easily spot on which routes you have the most variability and understand the best way to drive on each route.

Hotline and driver support

Configure rules based on your specific needs so you can quickly access the right data and automatically allocate failures to the right root cause. Help your hotline personnel to better understand events and provide live support to drivers in complex diagnostics situations.


Keep track of the location and speed of your assets, view GPS history, track traveled kms for maintenance or billing purposes and set up geofence alerts to alert you of location changes or to send alerts to the right people based on the location of your assets.

Digital maintenance planning & communication

Schedule events online and keep a full overview of the planning and progress of all corrective and preventive maintenance interventions for your entire fleet in one place. Share your planning and intervention details with clients, maintainers or other stakeholders.

Usage-based maintenance

Capture readily available real-time counter data, enter counters manually or compute your own to automate your preventive maintenance scheduling based on the actual usage of your TRAXX assets.

Corrective maintenance workflow

Have your drivers or hotline personnel report corrective events straight from their phones, tablets or computers. Use QR-codes in your locomotives for fast and user-friendly defect reporting.

Data access

Already have systems in place to analyse TRAXX data and to make it actionable? No problem, you can use the Railster to connect to the relevant data sources and to stream the data to your own systems in real time.

Data exploration

Not sure yet what kind of data you can access from your TRAXX assets or not sure what you can actually do with that data? Connect the Railster or Railster Development Kit to any data source and explore the available data to identify new use cases.

Your use case

You have another use case in mind for your TRAXX locomotives? We’d love to help! Get in touch to discuss a potential solution.

Does the Railnova solution work for your assets?

Not sure whether Railnova’s real-time remote monitoring solution will work for your TRAXX assets? No matter how you call your TRAXX or which variant you use

✓TRAXX F140 AC (Class 185.1, Re482, Re485)
✓TRAXX F140 MS (Re484)

✓TRAXX F140 AC2 (Class 185.2, Re482.2)
✓TRAXX F140 MS2 (SNCB Class 28, Class 186, Class 386)

✓TRAXX MS3 (Class 388)

We’re happy to provide you with more information, to give you a live demo, or to do a test project, to show you how we provide you with the data you need from your TRAXX.

Have other asset classes in your fleet that you’d like to monitor? Discover all other rolling stock Railnova offers out-of-the-box solutions for.

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