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This book shows how the systems approach is employed by scientists in various countries to solve specific problems concerning railway transport. In particular, the book describes the experiences of scientists from Romania, Germany, the Czech Republic, the UK, Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania and Poland. For many of these countries there is a problem with the historical differences between the railways. In particular, there are railways with different rail gauges, with different signaling and communication systems, with different energy supplies and, finally, with different political systems, which are reflected in the different approaches to the management of railway economies. The book’s content is divided into two main parts, the first of which provides a systematic analysis of individual means of providing and maintaining rail transport. In turn, the second part addresses infrastructure and management development, with particular attention to security issues. Though primarily written for professionals involved in various problems concerning railway transport, the book will also benefit manufacturers, railway technical staff, managers, and students with transport specialties, as well as a wide range of readers interested in learning more about the current state of transport in different countries.

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Means of Transport and Maintenance


2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Effects of Braking Characteristics on the Longitudinal Dynamics of Short Passenger Trains

Cătălin Cruceanu, Camil Ion Crăciun, Ioan Cristian Cruceanu

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

The Behavior of the Traction Power Supply System of AC 25 kV 50 Hz During Operation

Radovan Doleček, Ondřej Černý, Zdeněk Němec, Jan Pidanič

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Systems Approach to the Analysis of Electromechanical Processes in the Asynchronous Traction Drive of an Electric Locomotive

Pavel Kolpakhchyan, Alexander Zarifian, Alexander Andruschenko

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

The Aspects of Modernization of Diesel-Electric Locomotives and Platform for Transportation of Railway Switches in Lithuanian Railways

Lionginas Liudvinavičius, Stasys Dailydka

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Systems Approach to the Organization of Locomotive Maintenance on Ukraine Railways

Eduard Tartakovskyi, Oleksander Ustenko, Volodymyr Puzyr, Yurii Datsun

Infrastructure and Management in Rail Transport


2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Systematic and Customer Driven Approach to Cost-Efficiently Improving Interlocking and Signaling in Train Transport

Jörn Schlingensiepen, Florin Nemtanu, Marin Marinov

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Train Protection Systems in Different Railway Gauges

Lionginas Liudvinavičius, Aleksander Sładkowski

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Modeling of Traffic Smoothness for Railway Track Closures in the Rail Network

Grzegorz Karoń

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Assessment of Polish Railway Infrastructure and the Use of Artificial Intelligence Methods for Prediction of Its Further Development

Bogna Mrówczyńska, Maria Cieśla, Aleksander Król

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Dynamic Optimization of Railcar Traffic Volumes at Railway Nodes

Aleksandr Rakhmangulov, Aleksander Sładkowski, Nikita Osintsev, Pavel Mishkurov, Dmitri Muravev
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