AH1024 Traffic Management and Operation 7.5 credits

Styrning av trafiksystem

Suitable transport system requires efficient operations. Management, monitoring and control of transport system are an important requirement for high levels of service for transporting people and goods.

The component of transport systems include technology, network, tolling stock (vehicles, containers, etc.), and various facilities (terminals, stations). The performance of the system depends on the interaction among the various components and the demand for using them (demand-supply interactions).

The supply side determines the capacity of the system. Many transport systems today operate close to capacity and therefore experience high levels of congestion, delays, and negative environmental impacts.

Effective management and control of transport systems, requires knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of the various facilities, and remaining components; and methods for assessing the performance of the system for given demand.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

  • General principles for transport systems operations
  • Components of transport systems
  • Development of operations plans
  • System operations and management
  • Case studies focusing on the development and evaluation of alternative transports systems and services.

Intended learning outcomes *

The course provides a basic understanding of the general principles for design, management and control of operation of transport systems. It emphasizes general principles and methods which are applicable to all modes of transport, passenger and freight, urban and intercity. The course will also introduce tools for evaluating alternative designs for transport system operations.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

AH1021 Urban and traffic planning or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

AH1021 Urban and traffic planning or equivalent.


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• Kompendium om Kollektivtrafik i städer
• Kursmaterial från Tågtrafikgruppen.
• Artiklar som delas ut / läggs på Bilda under kursen.
• Vägar och gators utformning (VGU). Vägverket 2004.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Project, 3.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

• TEN1 - Written exam, 4.0 ECTS credits, grading scale: A-F
• PRO1 - Assignment, project, 3.5 credits, grading scale: A-F

Other requirements for final grade *

Completed exam, (TEN1, 4.0 credits and exercise-and project work (PRO1;3.5 credits).

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web AH1024

Offered by

ABE/Transport Planning

Main field of study *


Education cycle *

First cycle

Add-on studies

Other courses in the Master program Transport and Geoinformation Technology and other courses from the Transport and Logistics.


Karl Kottenhoff, karl.kottenhoff@abe.kth.se