AH2029 Railway Signalling System 7.5 credits

Järnväg signalteknik - signalsystem

This course provides insight into the signaling systems and equipment used for control and security of railway traffic. The course covers the requirements and conditions that are the basis for the railroad signal system. It also deals with both the components and complete systems to current and future signal systems are constructed.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

  • General principles of railway control system
  • Consequenses in the society of a control system
  • Basic principles of interlocking
  • History
  • Legislation
  • Costs and expenditure
  • Lifetime
  • Standardisation
  • Different types of ATP-systems
  • The Swedish signaling system
  • Rail traffic capacity
  • Time tables
  • Signaling systems for mass transit systems

Intended learning outcomes *

After the course the student shall be able to:

  • Explain the need of a signaling safety system for the railway
  • Explain the interaction between trains, railway and train traffic control centers
  • Describe the difference between current and future signaling systems
  • Explain the different design of a signaling system dependent on infrastructure
  • Design a reliable system for a railway line with mixed traffic
  • Calculate the cost of a designed signaling safety system
  • Describe the current law and regulations in the signaling safety system

Course Disposition

The course consists totally of twelve days of lectures by the basic knowledge needed to understand the subject. This is supplemented with exercises, project assignments and field trips to provide applications on the subject. Examination is a written exam. The course can partly be read at a distance.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

At least 120 credit academic studies and documented proficiency in Swedish B and English A or equivalent.

Special Qualifications:

AH2026 Railway Traffic - Market and Planning, bc, or equivalent experience.

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Course compendium

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • TEN1 - Examination, 7.5 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 - Examination, 7.5 credits, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Other requirements for final grade *

A mandatory written examination equivalent to 7,5 cr with grading scale A-F

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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Examiner

Markus Bohlin

Further information

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Offered by

ABE/Transport Planning

Main field of study *

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Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

  • AH2030 Railway Signalling System - Reliability”
  • AH2031 Railway Signalling System - Project Planning
  • AH202X Master Degree Project in Railway Operation

Contact

Anders Lindahl; anders.lindahl@abe.kth.se

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.