Certificate of Railway Planning And Operations

Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies
University of Sydney Business School

Tuesday 12 June to Thursday 14 June 2018

This course introduces students to the key elements of the railway planning and operations. The certificate will require the delivery of two assignments (which have in-course time devoted to them). The course is delivered by Dr Nigel Harris who is amongst Britain's leading railway planners, with a reputation based initially on technical advances in fares policy research (at Newcastle University) and network modelling (during eight years at London Underground). In addition, he has expertise in service planning, operational simulation, demand forecasting, scheme appraisal and railway business planning in many different countries which gives him one of the best understandings of railway economics.

Course overview

This course introduces students to the key elements of railway planning and operations. It will cover:

  • Management and business planning (part 1)
  • Understanding the railway market/environment (macro-economics)
  • Passenger behaviour (micro-economics)
  • Management and business planning (part 2)
  • Freight
  • Safety and signalling
  • Infrastructure design
  • Timetabling


The course is fully booked for 2018.

To be placed on the waitlist should a space become available please email business.itlsinfo@sydney.edu.au.

Further Information

Please email business.itlsinfo@sydney.edu.au or phone +61 2 91141813.