232.029 Railway simulation
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, SE, 2.0h, 2.0EC, to be held in blocked form
Quinn ECTS survey


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to use the basics of the software package OpenTrack of ETH Zürich for operational simulation for railways (www.opentrack.ch) and of the software package FBS of iRFP for constructing timetables. After the seminary interested persons can carry out further project work for applications in railway engineering.

Subject of course

Introduction in computer-aided solving of questions of railway operations.

Teaching methods

Mandatory introductory lecture for all seminar participants. If participation in the introductory lecture is not possible, participation in the seminar will be refused.

Different dates are available for the seminar half day. The seminar day takes place in the offices of the Research Department for Railways, Transport Economics and Ropeways.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Zuordnung im Masterstudium Bauingenieurwesen (Studienkennzahl: 066 505):
Modul 2 der Vertiefungsrichtung Verkehr & Mobilität;
Modul 3 der anderen Vertiefungsrichtungen



Unterlagen für die Vorlesung werden im TUWEL-Kurs zur Verfügung gestellt.


Aufgrund der Platzverhältnisse und der engen seminarartigen Zusammenarbeit empfehlen wir, während der gesamten Lehrveranstaltung eine Maske zu tragen sowie vor den Seminarhalbtagen einen PCR-Test durchzuführen.

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Course dates

Wed09:00 - 12:0003.05.2023Seminarraum AA 03 - 1 Verpflichtender Einführungsvortrag
Wed09:00 - 12:0021.06.2023Seminarraum AA 02 – 1 Endpräsentation Projektausarbeiten
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Contribution to the course, report of the completed project, final presentation

Group dates

Gruppe 1Thu09:00 - 12:0004.05.2023 Institutsräumlichkeiten Karlsplatz 13 (AA0322A)232.029 Railway simulation Gruppe 1
Gruppe 2Thu13:00 - 16:0004.05.2023 Institutsräumlichkeiten Karlsplatz 13 (AA0322A)232.029 Railway simulation Gruppe 2
Gruppe 3Thu15:00 - 18:0011.05.2023 Institutsräumlichkeiten Karlsplatz 13 (AA0322A)232.029 Railway simulation Gruppe 3
Gruppe 4Fri14:00 - 17:0012.05.2023 Institutsräumlichkeiten Karlsplatz 13 (AA0322A)232.029 Railway simulation Gruppe 4

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
07.03.2023 08:00 30.04.2023 23:59 30.04.2023 23:59


The student has to be enrolled for at least one of the studies listed below

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
Gruppe 101.03.2023 08:0002.05.2023 23:59
Gruppe 201.03.2023 08:0002.05.2023 23:59
Gruppe 301.03.2023 08:0002.05.2023 23:59
Gruppe 401.03.2023 08:0002.05.2023 23:59



Gregor Theeg, Sergey Vlasenko, Railway Signalling & Interlocking. Eurailpress 2009. ISBN 978-3-7771-0394-5
Ingo Hansen, Jörn Pachl, Railway Timetable & Traffic. Eurailpress 2008. ISBN 978-3-7771-0371-6

Previous knowledge

For the registration and the participation in the seminar railway simulation the prior completion of the course Railway Engineering 2 (course no. 230.039) is recommended. Students of other study programmes can participate in case of enough places left.

Preceding courses