Course detail

Railway Stations and Junctions 2

FAST-CN056Acad. year: 2018/2019

Passenger stations, types, technology, extent. Switch and track layout, equipment and efficiency. Railhead and trough passenger stations.
Storage stations, technology, sets of tracks arrangement. Equipment of storage stations
Shunting yards, functions, position in railway network. Development of sorting technology. Set of reception sidings. Hump, technical equipment, sets of tracks design, longitudinal section of hump track, dynamic estimation. Set of sorting sidings. Set of departure sidings, tracks for thoroughgoing trains.
Depots, running shed. Technology, arrangement of trackage.
Railway siding (factory, industrial), set of tracks, connection to railway stations, interchange tracks
Railway junctions, passenger and goods traffic

Department

Institute of Railway Structures and Constructions (ZEL)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

A student acquires skills in problems of railway junctions. The student is introduced to the system of passenger and goods traffic in railway junctions. The student learns design of shunting yards, passenger stations, depots and storage stations.

Prerequisites

Design of railway stops, goods points and operation control points, especially railway stations

Co-requisites

Railway acts, combined transport systems, integrated transport systems and transport service in public aim.

Recommended optional programme components

A student can attend conferences, workshops or excursions focused on railway stations and junctions.

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 parts of railway junctions.
Acquisition of the credit is conditional on attendance and delivery of project of shunting yard.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Shunting yards, functions, position in railway network. Development of sorting technology.
2. Set of reception sidings. Hump, technical equipment.
3. Sets of tracks design, longitudinal section of hump track, dynamic estimation.
4. Set of sorting sidings.
5. Set of departure sidings, tracks for thoroughgoing trains.
6. Passenger stations, types, technology, extent. Switch and track layout, equipment and efficiency.
7. Railhead and trough passenger stations. Storage stations, technology, sets of tracks arrangement. Equipment of storage stations
8. Depots, running shed. Technology, arrangement of trackage.
9. Railway siding (factory, industrial), set of tracks, connection to railway stations, interchange tracks.
10. Railway junctions, passenger and goods traffic.

Aims

The objective of the subject is to introduce students to the problems of railway junctions, passenger and goods traffic in them 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-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme N-K-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme N-P-E-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Shunting yards, functions, position in railway network. Development of sorting technology.
2. Set of reception sidings. Hump, technical equipment.
3. Sets of tracks design, longitudinal section of hump track, dynamic estimation.
4. Set of sorting sidings.
5. Set of departure sidings, tracks for thoroughgoing trains.
6. Passenger stations, types, technology, extent. Switch and track layout, equipment and efficiency.
7. Railhead and trough passenger stations. Storage stations, technology, sets of tracks arrangement. Equipment of storage stations
8. Depots, running shed. Technology, arrangement of trackage.
9. Railway siding (factory, industrial), set of tracks, connection to railway stations, interchange tracks.
10. Railway junctions, passenger and goods traffic.

seminars

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Specifying of the project, guidelines to draw up.
2. Design of hump height.
3. Design of turnout assembly, sets of tracks.
4. Design of longitudinal profile.
5. Dynamic evaluation of hump.
6. Format and content of drawings
7. Setting out drawing, longitudinal profile.
8. Technical report.
9. Consultation of project.
10. Submitting of the projects, credit.