Course detail

Railway Stations and Junctions 1 (DST)

FAST-CN054Acad. year: 2018/2019

Basic transport regulations, train diagram, train schedule of railway stations. Time diagram of station operation, track occupation diagram, operating efficiency, making up of trains
Operating control points and open track, basic terms. Division of operating control points, division of railway stations according position in railway network
Tracks in railway stations, tracks numeration, symbols of tracks, track length, distances of track centre lines.
Track alignment design parameters in control operation points and other operation points
Railway superstructure, substructure and its drainage in railway stations
Equipment for passenger and baggage transport, platforms, pedestrian subways and foot bridges. Station buildings and reception area.
Equipment for loading and unloading of goods, goods depots, ramps, service roads. Goods stations, container terminals.
Railway stops, passing sidings, branching points, junctions.
Railway stations – railhead, intermediate, connection, junction, railway junctions, transit and exchange railway stations, transhipment stations.

Department

Institute of Railway Structures and Constructions (ZEL)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

A student acquires skills in design of railway stops, goods points and operation control points, especially railway stations and junctions. The student is introduced to basics of railway transport. The student learns elements of railway stations – track alignment in stations, railway superstructure and substructure including platforms, ramps and drainage. The student is also introduced to station buildings and public space.

Prerequisites

Track alignment design parameters and its spatial positions, railway track design. Railway substructure, subdivision and construction of rail substructure and its construction layers, construction and shape of earth formation Railway superstructure and modern railway structure design, interaction between railway vehicle and track, switches, crossings and turnouts.

Co-requisites

Principles of traffic engineering, capacity calculations, forecasting, traffic control and organisation.

Recommended optional programme components

A student can attend conferences, workshops or excursions focused on railway structures. The student can also take a part in solving of research and development projects.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching is kept in a form lectures, seminars and individual consultations. The students' work is completed by specified individual work, work assigned for individual study with the active participation of students and students' work with LMS Moodle. Excursions to the construction sites or to manufacturers are organized.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The course is completed with a credit and exam. Exam consists of two parts - practical, in which a student designs a scheme of railway station and theoretical, in which answers questions regarding railway transport and railway stations and junctions.
Acquisition of the credit is conditional on attendance, delivery of specified projects of railway station.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Operating control points and open track, basic terms. Division of operating control points, division of railway stations according position in railway network.
2. Tracks in railway stations, tracks numeration, symbols of tracks, track length, distances of track centre lines.
3. Railway stations – railhead, intermediate.
4. Railway stations – connection and junction.
5. Railway junctions, transit and exchange railway stations, transhipment stations.
6. Track alignment design parameters in control operation points and other operation points
7. Railway superstructure, substructure and its drainage in railway stations
8. Equipment for passenger and baggage transport, platforms, pedestrian subways and foot bridges.
9. Station buildings and reception area.
10. Equipment for loading and unloading of goods, goods depots, ramps, service roads.
11. Goods stations, container terminals.
12. Railway stops, passing sidings, branching points, junctions.
13. Basic transport regulations, train diagram, train schedule of railway stations. Time diagram of station operation, track occupation diagram, operating efficiency, making up of trains.

Aims

The objective of the subject is to introduce students to the problems of design of railway stops, goods points and operation control points, especially railway stations and to practise acquires knowledge and skills.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-P-E-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme N-K-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme N-P-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Operating control points and open track, basic terms. Division of operating control points, division of railway stations according position in railway network.
2. Tracks in railway stations, tracks numeration, symbols of tracks, track length, distances of track centre lines.
3. Railway stations – railhead, intermediate.
4. Railway stations – connection and junction.
5. Railway junctions, transit and exchange railway stations, transhipment stations.
6. Track alignment design parameters in control operation points and other operation points
7. Railway superstructure, substructure and its drainage in railway stations
8. Equipment for passenger and baggage transport, platforms, pedestrian subways and foot bridges.
9. Station buildings and reception area.
10. Equipment for loading and unloading of goods, goods depots, ramps, service roads.
11. Goods stations, container terminals.
12. Railway stops, passing sidings, branching points, junctions.
13. Basic transport regulations, train diagram, train schedule of railway stations. Time diagram of station operation, track occupation diagram, operating efficiency, making up of trains.

Exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Specifying of the first project, guidelines to draw up.
2. Guidelines to horizontal and vertical alignment in station.
3. Format and content of drawings – setting out drawing, longitudinal profile.
4. Submitting of the first project, specifying of the second project.
5. Changes of track axes distances, station scheme.
6. Design of railway substructure in railway station.
7. Format and content of drawings – situation of railway station.
8. Platforms, ramps.
9. Technical report
10. – 12. Consultation of projects.
13. Submitting of the second projects, credit.

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