Course detail

Selected Chapters on Railway Structures 1 (DST)

FAST-CN051Acad. year: 2018/2019

Urban railway transport. Types of urban rail transport, basic division. Transport and traffic relationships. Traffic assessment. City public transport in Czech Republic.
METRO. Geometric track components, track alignment design paramaters. Railway superstructure and substructure of METRO. Switches and crossings. Operation arrangement.
Tramway. Geometric track components, track alignment. Railway superstructure and substructure of tramway tracks. Switches and crossings. Operation arrangement.
Railways in urban regions, integrated transport system. The main demands on infrastructure and operation
Level crossing, terminology, design and outlook fields. Recent types.
High speed tracks. Relationship to other types of rail transport in big cities. Track geometry.
Railway superstructure and substructure on HST. Slab track, demands on design. Design of slab track substructures. Main types of slab track design. Demands on slab track on bridges, in tunnels, in transitions with ballasted track. Construction and maintenance HST.
Non-classic railway lines

Department

Institute of Railway Structures and Constructions (ZEL)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

A student acquires skills in urban railway transport, i.e. structures of city underground lines (Metro) and tramways. The student is also introduced into high speed tracks and non-classic railway lines. The student also acquires skills in structures and arrangement of level crossings.

Prerequisites

Basic terms, division of railway structures. Track alignment design parameters and its spatial positions. Railway track design. Subdivision and construction of rail substructure and its construction layers, construction and shape of earth formation Railway superstructure and modern railway structure design

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 urban railways and highspeed railways. 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. A student answers questions regarding urban railway transport structures, high speed structures and level crossings.
Acquisition of the credit is conditional on attendance and delivery of projects – turnout assembly in curve in cant and junction of tramway tracks.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Urban railway transport. Types of urban rail transport, basic division. Transport and traffic relationships.
2. Traffic assessment. City public transport in Czech Republic.
3. METRO. Geometric track components, track alignment design parameters.
4. Railway superstructure and substructure of METRO. Switches and crossings. Operation arrangement.
5. Tramway. Geometric track components, track alignment design parameters.
6. Tramway superstructure and substructure of tramway tracks. Switches and crossings. Operation arrangement.
7. Railways in urban regions, integrated transport system. The main demands on infrastructure and operation
8. Level crossing, terminology, design and outlook fields. Recent types.
9. High speed tracks. Relationship to other types of rail transport in big cities.
10. High speed tracks, track alignment design parameters.
11. Railway superstructure and substructure on high speed tracks. Slab track, demands on design. Design of slab track substructures.
12. Main types of slab track design. Demands on slab track on bridges, in tunnels, in transitions with ballasted track. Construction and maintenance of high speed tracks.
13. Non-classic railway lines

Aims

The objective of the subject is to introduce students to the problems of urban railway transport, high speed tracks and non-classic railway lines 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 B-P-C-MI (N) Bachelor's

    branch MI , 3. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme N-K-C-SI (N) Master's

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

  • Programme N-P-E-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. Urban railway transport. Types of urban rail transport, basic division. Transport and traffic relationships.
2. Traffic assessment. City public transport in Czech Republic.
3. METRO. Geometric track components, track alignment design parameters.
4. Railway superstructure and substructure of METRO. Switches and crossings. Operation arrangement.
5. Tramway. Geometric track components, track alignment design parameters.
6. Tramway superstructure and substructure of tramway tracks. Switches and crossings. Operation arrangement.
7. Railways in urban regions, integrated transport system. The main demands on infrastructure and operation
8. Level crossing, terminology, design and outlook fields. Recent types.
9. High speed tracks. Relationship to other types of rail transport in big cities.
10. High speed tracks, track alignment design parameters.
11. Railway superstructure and substructure on high speed tracks. Slab track, demands on design. Design of slab track substructures.
12. Main types of slab track design. Demands on slab track on bridges, in tunnels, in transitions with ballasted track. Construction and maintenance of high speed tracks.
13. Non-classic railway lines

Exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Specifying of the first project, guidelines to draw up.
2. Guidelines to design of assembly of turnout in curve with cant.
3. Longitudinal profile of particular tracks and rails.
4. Format and content of drawings – setting out drawing.
5. Submitting of the first project.
6. Specifying of the project of a tramways junction.
7. Design of tramway switches and crossings.
8. Changes of track axes distances.
9. Technical report
10. – 12. Consultation of project.
13. Submitting of the second projects, credit.