227-0106 – Designing of Railway Stations and Railway Centers (PSU)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Transport Constructions
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jan Petrů, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
227-0106/01 2006/2007 4
227-0106/02 2015/2016 2020/2021 4
227-0106/03 2018/2019 5

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Students will learn the fundamentals of designing railway stations, railway staging and major rail hubs, with structural elements of the superstructure and substructure in railway stations, including drainage structures and safety devices. Out the project the student will formulate skill problems, build design solutions, applying knowledge and skills in solving the problems of construction of rail transport.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Introduction to basic terms and legislation with the principles of designing railway. stations, construction elements such as superstructure, bottom rail, sleeper and ground stations in výhybnách, drainage ž. stations, turnouts and switches links, security system in railways stations. Furthermore, with the purpose of dividing and holding yard and passenger station facilities, lay station, sorting station, the main shunting gradient of sorting station, automation shunting gradient KOMPAS. The course also deals with the solution yards industrial plants (purpose, location, types, division, track system layout, equipment, construction of railway device (platforms, subways, footbridge, footbridges, shelters the platform, the station building, areas front of the station, warehouses, landfills), construction equipment for the locomotive and rolling stock holding design and implementation of railway. stations in the special conditions (effects of mining activities in the flood areas).

Compulsory literature:

- Ross, Julian: Railway stations: planning, design and management, Oxford : Architectural Press, 2000, ISBN: 0750643765 - Coenraad Esveld: Modern Raiway Track, 2001 Dior Zwarthoed-van Nieuwenhuize Technical Standards: 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 EN ISO 3095:2013 - Railway applications – Acoustics – Measurement of noise emitted by railbound vehicles EN 16272-3-2:2012 - Railway applications — Track — Noise barriers and related devices acting on airborne sound propagation — Test method for determining the acoustic performance — Part 3-2: Normalized railway noise spectrum and single number ratings for direct field applications EN 16272-6:2014 - Railway applications — Track — Noise barriers and related devices acting on airborne sound propagation — Test method for determining the acoustic performance — Part 6: Intrinsic characteristics — In situ values of airborne sound insulation under direct sound field conditions

Recommended literature:

- John Sreeves: Reconstruction of the Welsh Highland Railway, Snowdonia, Proceedings of the ICE - Civil Engineering, Volume 161, Issue 4, 01 November 2008 , pages 169 –176 - Grimes, C.A. : Application of genetic techniques to the planning of railway track maintenance work, Genetic Algorithms in Engineering Systems: Innovations and Applications, 1995. GALESIA. First International Conference on (Conf. Publ. No. 414) - 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)


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.