Planning of Public Transportation and Railway Traffic, 6 credits (TNK098)

Planering av kollektivtrafik och järnvägstrafik, 6 hp

Main field of study

Logistics Transportation Systems Engineering

Level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Anders Peterson

Director of studies or equivalent

Erik Bergfeldt

Available for exchange students

Yes
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6MTSL Intelligent Transport Systems and Logistics, Master's programme 3 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 Swedish/English Norrköping v
6KFTL Air Transportation and Logistics 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 Swedish/English Norrköping v
6KLOG Civic Logistics 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 Swedish/English Norrköping v
6CKTS Communication and Transportation Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 Swedish/English Norrköping v

Main field of study

Logistics, Transportation Systems Engineering

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

  • Intelligent Transport Systems and Logistics, Master's programme
  • Air Transportation and Logistics
  • Civic Logistics
  • Communication and Transportation Engineering, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Basic programming, optimization, traffic planning and simulation

Intended learning outcomes

The purpose of the course is to give insight to how the planning and operation of public transportation and railway traffic is carried out. The course is focusing on strategic aspects such as transport network planning, timetable construction, rolling stock planning and pricing, but it also includes traffic and delay management. The course is preparatory for research studies. After the course, the student shall be able to:

  • describe state-of-the-art in research in planning of public transport and railway traffic.
  • understand and describe relevant models and methods used to design a new transport network, evaluate this and discuss its strengths and weaknesses
  • understand and discuss issues regarding the occurrence of traffic disturbances, their impact and how they are dealt with, in particular with respect to railway traffic.
  • Implementing planning methods for solving numerical instances.

Course content

The course outlines how the planning of public transportation and railway traffic is carried out today. The course addresses the current prerequisites in terms of political agendas, legislation and its organisation with the different stakeholders and their functions. The course content also includes models and methods applied to facilitate the planning and operations. The course is composed of the following parts:

•Review of latest research in the area, based on a selection of journal papers.
•Strategic and operational timetable construction for railways
•Planning of demand responsive public transport.

Teaching and working methods

The course consists of lectures and seminars. Some of these will be given by external lecturers from the industry.

Examination

UPG2Group AssignmentsU, 3, 4, 52 credits
UPG1Hand-in assignmentsU, 3, 4, 54 credits
The course grade is given as a weighted sum of the graded assignments.

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Department

Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap

Director of Studies or equivalent

Erik Bergfeldt

Examiner

Anders Peterson

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 36 h
Recommended self-study hours: 124 h

Course literature

Artiklar, rapporter och kompendiematerial publicerats successivt på kursplatsen.
Artiklar, rapporter och kompendiematerial publicerats successivt på kursplatsen.
UPG2 Group Assignments U, 3, 4, 5 2 credits
UPG1 Hand-in assignments U, 3, 4, 5 4 credits
The course grade is given as a weighted sum of the graded assignments.

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LiU’s rule book for education at first-cycle and second-cycle levels is available at http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/Innehall/Utbildning_pa_grund-_och_avancerad_niva. 

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