AH2026 Railway Traffic - Market and Planning, Basic Course 7.5 credits

Tågtrafik - marknad och planering, grundkurs

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The information on this page is based on a course syllabus that is not yet valid.

This course will give knowledge about the market of railway traffic, demand and planning of efficient train traffic, transport of passenger and freight by rail. It will also include the organisation and political framework for the future possibilities of railway. It will include traffic for both passenger and freight but also cooperation with other transport modes.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

Spring 19 for Study Abroad Programme (SAP)

  • Periods

    Spring 19 P3 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    20020

  • Start date

    15/01/2019

  • End date

    15/03/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    Min. 1

    *) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places.

  • Teacher

    Behzad Kordnejad <behzad.kordnejad@abe.kth.se>

Spring 19 Doktorand for single courses students

  • Periods

    Spring 19 P3 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    20107

  • Start date

    15/01/2019

  • End date

    15/03/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places

    No limitation

  • Course responsible

    Anders Lindahl <anders.lindahl@abe.kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Anders Lindahl <anders.lindahl@abe.kth.se>

    Behzad Kordnejad <behzad.kordnejad@abe.kth.se>

    Jennifer Warg <jennifer.warg@abe.kth.se>

    Oskar Fröidh <oskar.froidh@abe.kth.se>

  • Target group

    For doctoral students at KTH

Spring 20 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of this course is to give basic knowledge of train traffic and its market, infrastructure, economy and planning.

After this course the student should be able to explain:

  • the competition and cooperation with other transport modes on the market.
  • the process of planning and building of a new railway.
  • how to build a timetable for the railway and the process behind it.
  • different signaling systems and train operation on a railway.
  • the capacity of a railway and different possibilities to analyse it.
  • and make an economical analyse of passenger and freight transport on the railway.
  • about demand and market requirements of transports.

Course main content

  • The market of train traffic. An overview over travel and transport in Europe and how the development will be in the future.
  • Deregulation, restructuring and new operators of the railway. Cooperation between the different transport companies and interoperability in Europe.
  • Railway and environment. The advantages and disadvantages compared with other types of transport concerning for example environment and health effects.
  • Infrastructure. How to plan and build the railway. Social-economic analyses and environmental impact analyses.
  • How the signalling systems work, how to create timetables for the trains. Train operation, capacity analysis and simulation of train traffic.
  • Traffic systems for passenger travel in a general perspective. What should the operator think of when choosing strategies for traffic, vehicles and stations ?
  • Long term passenger traffic planning. Demand and valuations of the traveller. Investigation methods to know what the market requirements including prediction models. Some successful examples of passenger transport projects.
  • Freight traffic. The demand and supply of the Freight transport customer. Traffic systems and vehicles for freight transport.
  • Analyses of freight transports and comparison between road and rail transports.
  • A vision for future transports. The railway system of yesterday, today and in the future.

Disposition

The course is carried out with twelve days of lectures by the basic knowledge needed to understand the area of railway and railway operation. This is supplemented with exercises, project tasks data, and study visits to provide applications on the subject. See course schedule for dates and times of lectures and examination.

Eligibility

For admitted students to the Master of Science in Civil Engineering and Urban Management (CSAMH) or the Master of Science in Transport and Geoinformation Technology (TTGTM), there are no additional requirements.

For other students:               

  • At least 120 university credits (hp) in engineering or economics.
  • English language proficiency equivalent to (the Swedish upper secondary school) English course B/6.

Recommended prerequisites

Experience within traffic planning is recommended.

Literature

Kurskompendium

Examination

  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Project, 4.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Requirements for final grade

Written examination (TEN1; 3 credits) and exercise (ÖVN1; 4,5 credits).

Offered by

ABE/Transport Planning

Contact

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

Examiner

Albania Nissan <bibbi.nissan@abe.kth.se>

Add-on studies

AH202X Degree project in railway operation

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2019.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2007.