2.2 Specialisation TN: Transport Networks

About

This specialisation focuses on transport service and infrastructure network design in the context of urban design, spatial planning and regional economy. It teaches students how to design efficient multi-modal transport networks (links, nodes, hubs, interfaces, hierarchy, etc.) under spatial and policy constraints.

Topics that are dealt with are:

  • the transport service network in space and time (i.e. network and schedule);
  • use of modelling techniques to analyse multi-modal transport networks;
  • the strengths and weaknesses of the transport modes;
  • how to guarantee an efficient operation of transport services.

This specialisation starts with a quantitative (modelling) approach of transport networks. Furthermore, special attention is given to air transport and public (rail) transport systems. The final task is a multi-modal infrastructure design task in which road, rail and air transport are combined.

Courses

Specialisation TN is composed of:

Courses

Subject

EC

AE4423-20 Airline Planning and Optimization   4
CIEM6301 Railway Traffic Management   5
CIEQ6212 Urban Regions Transport and Economics   4

CIEQ6232

Public Transport Demand and Network Planning and Operations

  5

CIEQ6233

Railway Operations and Control

  5

SEN1721

Travel Behaviour Research

  5

   

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Rules

All courses are compulsory for students of Specialisation TN.

Summary

Analyse behaviour of actors and organisations in transport systems and networks.
(Re)design and evaluate the performance of transport systems and networks.
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