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

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Built Environment
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

  • Periods

    Spring 19 P3 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code


  • Start date


  • End date


  • Language of instruction


  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time


  • Form of study


  • Number of places *

    Min. 1

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

  • Schedule

    Schedule (new window)

  • Course responsible

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

  • Teacher

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

  • Target group

    TIELA, year 3

    All other programs, year3 with reference to the eligibility requirements in the course plan.

  • Part of programme

Spring 20 for programme students

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 main content

  • 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


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.


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.


Course compendium


  • PRO1 - Project, 7.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

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

Requirements for final grade

A mandatory project assignment equivalent to 7,5 cr with grading scale A-F.

Offered by

ABE/Transport Planning


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


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

Add-on studies

AH202X Master Degree Project in Railway Operation


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2011.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2008.