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TTC 135 - Basic Railway Engineering

Code Start Date Duration Venue
TTC 135 09 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
TTC 135 04 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

This comprehensive course is designed to enhance participants’ understanding and confidence with rail operations management, with insights into all key aspects of the discipline.

Participants will be able to upgrade their knowledge of the general railway network, and how different parts of it interact and with particular reference to operations management, planning and train service requirements.

The development of a train service from commercial and other demands will be covered, along with processes and tools for planning the service.

Course Objectives

  • Introducing railroad operating fundamentals and management
  • Ensure safe and efficient use of equipment and infrastructure
  • Learning about railway superstructure and substructure components
  • Understanding the operation and maintenance aspects of railway system
  • Discussing the philosophy of railway safety

Who Should Attend?

  • Railroad employees
  • Consultants and contractors
  • Engineers and technicians

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Railway/ Metro track engineering
  • Railway/ Metro track equipments and concepts
  • Track component and system design
  • Theory of track design and route selection 
  • The practical application of track engineering principles
  • Technology advances in track evaluation
  • Critical Maintenance activities 

Day 2

  • Railway signaling and control systems
  • Customer Requirements and Design Phases
  • Complete Stages of Testing and Commissioning 
  • System Integration Tests and Validation
  • Trial Run and Safety Certificates
  • Operational Procedures and Trainings
  • Timetable System
  • Interface with Other Systems
  • SCADA System

Day 3

  • Rail Engineering and Planning
  • Construction Management of Railway Systems 
  • Passenger transport system selection. 
  • Methodologies for station and route selection
  • Capital cost estimation
  • Operation and maintenance costs estimation
  • Ridership forecasting
  • Economic analysis
  • Project Management of the budget and credit options. 

Day 4

  • Station design and operations
  • The role of stations transportation system
  • Functions required at different types of stations 
  • Shared rail corridor engineering
  • Operational and maintenance requirements of stations 
  • UTO Metro station Design Concepts 
  • Risk exposure

Day 5

  • Transportation safety and risk
  • Risk management framework
  • Risk assessment methodologies
  • Security of freight and hazardous materials transport 
  • Security of Metro and Tram System and Maintenance  Interface of different equipment.