Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. VTVF70 overlaps following cours/es: VTVF25. Compulsory for: IBYI3. Course coordinator: Ebrahim Parhamifar, and Ragnar Hedström, Järnvägsskolan,, Traffic and Roads. Recommended prerequisits: VTVA35, VTVF35, VTVF45. Assessment: Approved written assignments. Further information: The course is held at Campus Helsingborg. Home page:

The aim of the course is for the students to understand railway planning and design processes and to apply the planning and design methods given by the course. They should also understand the importance of railway maintenance.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

For a passing grade the student must:

Give an account of railway planning and design processes

Give an account for track deterioration due to traffic

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

For a passing grade the student must:

From real and assumed prerequisites identify functional requirements and system requirements to the detail level “Feasibility study”.

Account for made analyses and deductions in a “Feasibility study”. The report must show the students ability to use the given planning methods and verification tools.

Be able to define a railway structure to the level of ”Design Basis” by further study of a chosen alternative.

Account for the results of project work in a final report to the level of ”Design Basis”. The report should define the technical solutions required to fulfil the functional requirements and system requirements.

From given economic prerequisites and considering Life Cycle Costs develop a maintenance strategy and specify a maintenance programme for the studied railway line.

Railway and environmental legislation

Requirements engineering

Cost/benefit analysis, effects and consequences

Descriptions of environmental consequences

Technical solutions

Traffic planning tools

The deterioration of railway constructions

Project work

Manuals and Papers, Järnvägsskolan