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17 - TTC - Transportation and Traffic Control

TTC-ON 135 - Basic Railway Engineering

Code Start Date Duration Venue Fees
TTC-ON 135 10 July 2021 5 Days Online $ 2450 Registration Form Link
TTC-ON 135 07 August 2021 5 Days Online $ 2450 Registration Form Link
TTC-ON 135 04 September 2021 5 Days Online $ 2450 Registration Form Link
TTC-ON 135 30 October 2021 5 Days Online $ 2450 Registration Form Link
TTC-ON 135 27 November 2021 5 Days Online $ 2450 Registration Form Link
TTC-ON 135 25 December 2021 5 Days Online $ 2450 Registration Form Link


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

  • Railroad track engineering
  • Railroad track engineering concepts
  • Track component and system design
  • Theory of track design
  • The practical application of track engineering principles
  • Technology advances in track evaluation
  • Modeling and maintenance

Day 2

  • Railway signaling and control
  • Review of train resistance, power, speed and acceleration calculation 
  • Stringline diagrams
  • Train scheduling and train stopping distance calculation
  • Concepts of temporal and spatial separation of trains 

Day 3

  • High-Speed Rail Engineering
  • High-Speed Rail (HSR) Construction Management
  • Planning of an HSR passenger transport system
  • Methodologies for station and route selection
  • Capital cost estimation
  • Operation and maintenance costs estimation
  • Ridership forecasting
  • Economic analysis
  • Project implementation and financing

Day 4

  • Railway terminal design and operations
  • The role of terminals in the freight railway transportation system
  • Functions required at different types of terminals
  • Shared rail corridor engineering
  • Operational and institutional requirements
  • Location of infrastructure
  • Shared corridor challenges
  • Risk exposure

Day 5

  • Transportation safety and risk
  • Risk management framework
  • Risk assessment methodologies
  • Security of freight and hazardous materials transport