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.

2020W, SE, 2.0h, 2.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • 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 Zurich for operational simulation for railways (www.opentrack.ch). With the learned basics of the simulation software 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-operation

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.

Dates are available for the seminar day. The seminar day takes place in the offices of the Research Department for Railways, Transport Economics and Cableways.

For the registration and the participation in the seminar railway simulation the completion of the course Eisenbahnwesen 2 VO (LVA 230.039) or Hochleistungsbahnen VO (LVA 232.033) is presupposed.


Mode of examination


Additional information

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

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



Examination modalities

Submission of a protocol of results and final discussion

Course registration

Use Group Registration to register.


The student must have at least 1 of the course(s) completed listed below:



Gregor Theeg, Sergey Vlasenko: Railway Signalling & Interlocking. Eurailpress. 2009. UVP EUR 58,00 ISBN 978-3-7771-0394-5
Ingo Hansen, Jörn Pachl: Railway Timetable & Traffic. Eurailpress. 2008. UVP EUR 38,00 ISBN 978-3-7771-0371-6

Previous knowledge

See Preconditions

Preceding courses

Accompanying courses