Course syllabus

Public Transport

VTTN10, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2020/21
Decided by: PLED V
Date of Decision: 2020-03-23

General Information

Elective for: V4-tv
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The course is for you who want to learn more about public transport as a whole. The objectives are knowledge of public transport and public transport planning and the different conditions and roles of public transport in society on a local as well as interregional level. The relation between public transport planning and planning for housing and infrastructure is emphazised. The important role of public transport in a sustainable society with the connections towards the transport policies is studied. The economics, both business and social, for public transport is included.

An important part of the course is the large software-based project assignment. The task is designed together with a city, and the objective is that you, togehter with the other participants, will be able to deliver valuable analyses and concrete proposals regarding improved public transport in the study district. The work requires a large effort, and because of the short course duration we are supported by consultants in order to manage the software tool (VISUM).

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Basic knowledge about the conditions of public transport:

Public transport planning on a local and interregional level:

Public transport in larger cities, information and marketing of public transport, public transport in the future.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: The grade is awarded on the basis of the project assignments (groupwise) and an individual written exam.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Admission requirements:

Assumed prior knowledge: VTVN15 Traffic Enegineering and Analysis OR VTTF10 Effects of Traffic: Accessibility, Level of service, Mobility, Safety.
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Teacher: Andreas Persson,
Course coordinator: Anders Wretstrand,
Examinator: Anders Wretstrand,
Course homepage:
Further information: Lectures, project work and study visits. The course is offered in Lund.