227-0055 – Railway Structures (ŽS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Transport Constructions
Subject guarantorIng. Leopold Hudeček, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
227-0055/01 2005/2006 2020/2021 5
227-0055/02 2015/2016 5

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to acquaint students with problems of railway construction and to practice the acquired knowledge and skills. Students will acquire basic knowledge in designing, building and diagnostics of railway construction. Passing the student will be able to describe and solve basic problems such as tracing, construction of the superstructure, design of sleeper beds, proposals related structures such as drainage structures etc. Gets ability to formulate problems, to build an elementary design, apply knowledge and skills to solve simple problems in the field of railway construction. Teaching in Czech Language only

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


In individual lessons Railway Structures subject the student with an introduction to railway lines, railway. stations and sidings, railway problems of diagnostics and provides students the basics of the technological processes work on railways. Students are gradually introduced to the basic concepts in the field of railway construction, with design elements of the superstructure, alas. substructure, sleeper subsoil drainage, turnouts and crossing structures, with elements of construction equipment, railway stations, the building high-speed lines and elements of the modernization of railways. In this course the student is also familiar with the basic issues related to building railways in special conditions - effects of mining activities in flood area.

Compulsory literature:

Esveld C.: Modern Railway Track, MRT Productions 2001 Tzanakakis K.: The Raiway Track and Its Long Term Behaviour, Springer Heidelberg New York Dordrecht London, Verlag 2013 Practical Guide To Railway Engineering, American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association (AREMA)

Recommended literature:

EN 15273-1:2013 - Railway applications – Gauges – Part 1: General – Common rules for infrastructure and rolling stock EN 13848-6:2013 - Railway applications - Track — Track geometry quality — Part 6: Characterisation of track geometry quality


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.