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Organization
2016/2017 Civil Engineering and Geosciences Master Civiele Techniek
CIE4811-09
Planning and Operations of Public Transport Systems
ECTS: 6
Responsible Instructor
Name E-mail
Dr.O.Cats    O.Cats@tudelft.nl
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x
4/0/0/0
Education Period
1
Start Education
1
Exam Period
1
2
Course Language
English
Course Contents
Part I: Public transport planning and operations process
Part II: Public transport governance
Part III: Network design, analysis and robustenss
Part IV: Operational planning
Part V: Railway operations
Part VI: Performance meaurement and real-time control
Part VII: Evaluating public transport policies and investments
Study Goals
Getting knowledge and insight in the function of strategic, tactical and real-time operations of public transport systems. Understanding the multi-level structure of public transport systems and their development. Developing the ability to design public transport networks and timetables. Estimating the capacity and reliability and public transport services. Characterizing public transport networks and systems. Understanding the decision making process in managing public transport systems. Analyzing service performance.
Education Method
Lectures, pre-lecture material, post-lecture activities, assignments, presentations
Literature and Study Materials
Pre- and post-lecture reading material are indicated for each lecture on Blackboard.

In addition, the following textbooks are used as references and can be recommended:
- Vuchic (2005). Urban Transit : Operations, planning and economics. Wiley.
- Vuchic (2007). Urban Transit: Systems and Technology. Wiley.
- Ceder (2007). Public Transit Planning and Operation : Theory, modelling and practice. Elsevier.
Assessment
Assignments and Written exam

Weighted average of assignments: 40%
Assignment 1, 3 and 4 weight 20% each; Assignment 2 weights 40%

Final written exam: 60%
Remarks
To pass the course, the student should obtain a grade of at least 5 for the exam and assignments. Submission of all assignments is required to attend the exam.
Tags
Analysis
Design
Rail & Road Engineering / Planning
Transport & Logistics
Transport phenomena
Underground
Contact
Oded Cats; o.cats@tudelft.nl
Expected prior Knowledge
Basic knowledge in algebra and statistics.
Academic Skills
Students are expected to exercise the following academic skills:
- Problem formulation
- Data analysis
- Statistical interpretation
- Comparing alternatives quantitatively
- Working in diverse groups
- Report structuring and writing
- Reading and summarizing scientific papers
Literature & Study Materials
Pre- and post-lecture reading material are indicated for each lecture on Blackboard.

In addition, the following textbooks are used as references and can be recommended:
- Vuchic (2005). Urban Transit : Operations, planning and economics. Wiley.
- Vuchic (2007). Urban Transit: Systems and Technology. Wiley.
- Ceder (2007). Public Transit Planning and Operation : Theory, modelling and practice. Elsevier.
Judgement
Assignments and Written exam

Weighted average of assignments: 40%
Assignment 1, 3 and 4 weight 20% each; Assignment 2 weights 40%

Final written exam: 60%
Permitted Materials during Exam
No written material is allowed. A calculator is allowed.
Collegerama
No