Online Training Principles of Railway Operation 1

The objective is to understand key principles of railway operations and important interrelationships and dependencies to be able to move railway vehicles efficiently and safely.

Online Training Principles of Railway Operation 1
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No prerequisites or pre-knowledge necessary

Your benefits
  • Acquire a sound knowledge of the principles of rail operations and the various activities, equipment and processes involved 
  • Broaden your understanding of the rules and requirements for operating the railway looking at different types of railway operation systems

Course content
To ensure an efficient and safe railway operation it is crucial to be knowledgeable about all the activities and equipment needed to guarantee the safety, control and monitoring of train movements. At the same time the various railway operations systems require that those working in this area understand the varying rules and requirements well. 

This online training provides you with a comprehensive overview of components and subsystems of the railway operations and the important connections between people, rolling stock, infrastructure components and signaling systems. You will get an insight into the possible means of train protection with intermittent and continuous train control and the related signaling systems. Understanding important interrelationships and dependencies helps to ensure a safe and successful railway operation and its systems.

  • Components of a railway 
  • Train path protection
  • Basic signaling systems 
  • ETCS
  • GSM-R
Next Steps
To complement this course take a look at our course Online Training Principles of Railway Operation 2.

DB Rail Academy focuses solely on offering training courses to larger groups from companies. If you and your company are interested in this course, please contact us via email: so we can plan the next steps with you.