Railway Transportation Systems: Design, Construction and Operation

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Taylor & Francis, Dec 15, 2015 - Technology & Engineering - 592 pages
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This book presents a comprehensive overview of railway passenger and freight transport systems, from design through to construction and operation. It covers the range of railway systems, from conventional and high-speed inter-urban passenger systems, through suburban and regional and urban, specialist and freight. For each, it provides a definition, a brief overview of its evolution, the main design, construction and operational characteristics, the preconditions for the selection, and the steps required to check the feasibility of its implementation.

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Christos N. Pyrgidis is a professor in railway engineering for the civil engineering department at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece. He earned a diploma in civil engineering (AUTh, 1981). In addition, he specialized for five years at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC) Paris, France, in transportation infrastructure (1984-1985: CES 'Infrastructure et Transports'); transport economics (1985-1986: DEA 'transport') and railway engineering (1986-1989: PhD in 'transport'). From 2004 to 2007 he was the Greek representative to the Administrative Board of the European Railway Agency (ERA). Pyrgidis is a member of the ERRAC Academia Permanent Advisory Group and member of the Scientific Committee of SHIFT2RAIL Joint Undertaking (S2R JU). He has published more than 100 articles in scientific journals and international congresses. He is the author of another book, which is entitled Railway Transportation Systems: Infrastructure, Rolling Stock, Exploitation (in Greek).

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