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If you are interested in increasing your knowledge and gaining an up-to-date, high-level overview of all aspects of the Rail Industry including the operational, technical, legislative, and business environment, then this course is for you. The course will cover such topics as urban transportation systems in general and the role of the rail industry in it, technical aspects of the rail systems, such as track infrastructure and design, and utility protection.
What Do Participants Learn?
Learn about the rail industry around the world.
Fully understand - from a technical point of view - how each rail subsystem works: Rolling Stock, Infrastructure, Electrification, Signalling, Operations, and Maintenance.
Understand the interactions between subsystems.
Master technical terms for all subsystems.
Who Should Attend?
Construction Project Managers
What Will the Learning Experience Include?
Comprehensive pre-program activities include:
Web-based information forms & surveys completed by attendee.
Direct consultation with the attendee about the expectations.
During the training, participants engage in data, activities, and conversations that lead to insight and knowledge.
Participants learn from expert trainers who have both academic and business experiences.
Highly applicable training content & instructive activities for adding depth to training topics.
**A half-day site visit for integrating the experience & plan next steps. Opportunities to provide connections, ideas & support.
Explore & Practice
Apply & sustain the learning experience by using this ongoing support:
To ensure participant has new skills or behavior progress.
Optional, fee-based mentoring & coaching with the trainer.
Training materials & additional documents (e-books, pdf files, presentations and articles)
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Section One: Introduction to Railways and Urban Guided Transport and Railways System Overview and Metro Specifics
Major rail projects around the world: High speed, suburban lines, metro and tramways
Rail advantages vs. other modes of transport
Main metro systems around the world
History & economics of rail-guided transport
Specificities according to countries & Interoperability
Rail organizations, rail industry & international key players: Operators, international organizations, engineering companies, manufacturers (infrastructure, rolling stock, signaling, etc.)
Introduction to rail subsystems and their main parameters
Fundamental principles of guided transport systems
Signaling & Telecommunications
Section Two: Rolling Stock, Traction Systems, Train Dynamics, Track Infrastructure, Track Components, and Track Design
Major characteristics of rolling stock: Speed, axle load, gauge
Traction systems: steam, diesel, electric, dual-mode, etc.
Vehicle dynamics, wheel-rail interaction
Rolling stock terminology
Stresses on a railway track
Track substructure & Structures
Ballasted track components
Different slab track technologies & components
Turnouts & crossings: Types, geometry, components
Standards and specifications for track components
Section Three: Power Supply, Electrification, and Signaling, Operations, Traffic Planning, and Maintenance
Historical aspects of rail power supply
Different systems: Third rail, overhead systems, APS
Current collection: Pantograph & catenary, third rail
Power supply & electrical substations
Return current & regenerative braking
Electromagnetic compatibility with signaling & telecom rail equipment