AH2031 Railway Signalling System - Project Planning 7.5 credits

Järnväg signalteknik - projektering

This course provides insight and experience in the design of railway signal safety systems

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

  • General principles of signal safety system design
  • Signal and railway operation principles
  • Side protection, front part protection and rail track circuits
  • Shunting movements, interlocking and point switches
  • ATP: function, design and validation
  • Road crossing protection, functionality and design
  • Signaling systems for higher capacity

Intended learning outcomes *

The course aims at providing students with basic knowledge of planning and design of signal safety systems for rail traffic through them to:

  • Explain the need for a signal safety system
  • Understand the various components and functions of a signal safety system
  • Designt a secure signaling safety system
  • Optimize the system for increased capacity

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 and project assignments to provide applications on the subject. Examination is five accepted project reports.

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:

AH2029 Railway Signalling System, bc or equivalent.

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Course compendium

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Project, 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.

PRO1 - Project, 7,5 credits, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Other requirements for final grade *

A mandatory project assignment 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

Albania Nissan

Further information

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Offered by

ABE/Transport Planning

Main field of study *

Built Environment

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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.