Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Senior Benchmarking Manager



+44 (0)20 7594 5924priya.wells




Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus




Railway Management, Operation and Engineering - CIVE97133


  • Railways and their systems comprise many disciplines, such as planning, policies, management, and most branches of engineering. They are complex systems and it is often a challenge to have a broad view, not just considering relevant elements only. For those who are interested in and who wish to work in the industry it is important to have a broad view, seeing the railways as a whole system, whilst having a solid understanding of the complex system elements.
  • This module aims to provide students with an understanding of railway planning, management, engineering and operations, both in the UK and worldwide. The lectures will cover the core elements of 1) Governance, 2) Demand and Marketing, 3) Operation Planning, 4) Safety, and 5) Assets. Examples are drawn from the UK and London’s railway systems, as well as the world's urban metro and railway systems.