Railway

Introduction to UK traction and rolling stock

We have developed this workshop to give you a basic understanding of the role of traction and rolling stock within the context of railway systems as a whole.

1 day

Members: £400 + VAT
Non-members: £450 + VAT

Course Location & Date
Introduction to UK traction and rolling stock

N/A

Members:
£400.00 Plus vat
Non Members:
£450.00 Plus vat

Summary

We have developed this workshop to give you a basic understanding of the role of traction and rolling stock within the context of railway systems as a whole.

As part of the Institution’s traction and rolling stock course suite, in this course we introduce you to vehicle subsystems and components. 

We also analyse how a vehicle's design impacts its performance and safety requirements. We have designed this course In association with SNC-Lavalin Rail .

Who should attend?

We have designed this suite of courses for engineers working within traction and rolling stock. This includes recent graduates moving into traction and rolling stock; non-traction and rolling stock engineers moving into new roles within traction and rolling stock; production and engineering managers new to the industry; infrastructure and asset managers; and accident investigators.

How will I benefit?

After the course you will be able to: 

• Recognise types of traction and rolling stock and common variants 
• State the main subcomponents for each type 
• Explain the functional, interface and safety requirements 
• Recognise and identify common vehicle-related hazards
Contributes 7 CPD hours

Excellent introduction to TRS, very useful and has given a great insight to the rail industry.

James Rusby

Key topics

• Introduction to traction and rolling stock
• Functional requirements and design considerations
• Interface requirements and design consideration
• Safety requirements and design considerations
• Warning systems
• Inter-vehicle connections
• Auxiliary systems
• Design engineering and certification
• Approval

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: A

  1. Knowledge and understanding - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist engineering knowledge and understanding to optimize the application of existing and emerging technology’ For Incorporated Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist mechanical engineering knowledge and understanding to apply existing and emerging technology’

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  • Duration:
    1 day
  • CPD Hours:
    7
  • Accredited:
    no
  • UK-Spec:
    A

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