Course syllabus

Trafikstyrning, signal- och telekommunikation inom järnvägstrafik
Traffic Control, Signal and Telecommunication in Railway Traffic

VTVF36, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED V
Date of Decision: 2021-04-15

General Information

Compulsory for: IBYI2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The aim of the course is to give basic knowledge about signals and tele. technique both on system and component level. The aim is also to give insight to the signal and telecommunative problems that can occur in the phases of designing, building and maintenance of the system.

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

Analyze and assess maintenance data and suggest suitable maintenance measures and their effects


The course contains comprehensive sections on the design, construction and function of different signalling installations, as well as how these installations interact in a traffic control system.

The connection between the railway vehicle’s features and design of the signalling installations, as well as how the design influences the capacity, are also central parts of the course.

The course also contains an overview of different facilities for telecommunication regarding construction, layout and function.

The different phases, design, building and maintenance are illustrated, where operation and maintenance of signal- and telecommunication facilities are emphasized. Planning tools for maintenance will also be dealt with.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Approved 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.


Assumed prior knowledge: FAFA40 Physics
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: ETS605, VTT622, VTVF35

Reading list

Contact and other information

Examinator: Andreas Persson,
Course coordinator: Martin Johansson,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course is given at Trafikverksskolan in Ängelholm.