Electric railway infrastructure subsystem

Course Description

The course gives basic knowledge about the functioning of the railway power system. Deals with the basic criteria and conditions for the electrification of railways. It analyzes the characteristics (advantages and disadvantages) of existing systems for the electrified railway power supply. In particular, we analyze a system of stable plants 1-phase electric traction system 25 kV, 50 Hz, which consists of electric traction substations (TS), facilities for sectioning (FS) and the contact network (CN). It represent models of contact networks, and electric traction substations. It analyzes the basic unit contact network solutions that are characteristic of much of the electrified railway lines and stations. It analyzes the performance and features electric traction transformer.

Study Programmes

Postgraduate spec. study


Krzysztof Karwowski (elektrotechnika), Adam Szeląg (2009.), Modern Electric Traction,
Andreas Steimel (2008.), Electric Traction - Motive Power and Energy Supply, Oldenbourg Industrieverlag
Vassilios A. Profillidis (2006.), Railway Management and Engineering, Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Michael C. Duffy (2003.), Electric Railways 1880-1990, IET
Lars Abrahamsson (2008.), Railway Power Supply Models and Methods for Long-term Investment Analysis,

For students


ID 155010
  Winter semester
L1 English Level