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Rail Transport—Systems Approach

  • Aleksander Sładkowski

Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 87)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Means of Transport and Maintenance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Cătălin Cruceanu, Camil Ion Crăciun, Ioan Cristian Cruceanu
      Pages 3-33
    3. Radovan Doleček, Ondřej Černý, Zdeněk Němec, Jan Pidanič
      Pages 35-65
    4. Eduard Tartakovskyi, Oleksander Ustenko, Volodymyr Puzyr, Yurii Datsun
      Pages 217-236
  3. Infrastructure and Management in Rail Transport

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Lionginas Liudvinavičius, Aleksander Sładkowski
      Pages 273-318
    3. Aleksandr Rakhmangulov, Aleksander Sładkowski, Nikita Osintsev, Pavel Mishkurov, Dmitri Muravev
      Pages 405-456

About this book


This book shows how the systems approach is employed by scientists in various countries to solve specific problems concerning railway transport. In particular, the book describes the experiences of scientists from Romania, Germany, the Czech Republic, the UK, Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania and Poland. For many of these countries there is a problem with the historical differences between the railways. In particular, there are railways with different rail gauges, with different signaling and communication systems, with different energy supplies and, finally, with different political systems, which are reflected in the different approaches to the management of railway economies. The book’s content is divided into two main parts, the first of which provides a systematic analysis of individual means of providing and maintaining rail transport. In turn, the second part addresses infrastructure and management development, with particular attention to security issues. Though primarily written for professionals involved in various problems concerning railway transport, the book will also benefit manufacturers, railway technical staff, managers, and students with transport specialties, as well as a wide range of readers interested in learning more about the current state of transport in different countries.


Railway Maintenance Rail Transport Railway Security Systems Analysis Traffic Safety Computational Intelligence

Editors and affiliations

  • Aleksander Sładkowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Logistics and Industrial TransportationSilesian University of TechnologyKatowicePoland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Rail Transport—Systems Approach
  • Editors Aleksander Sładkowski
  • Series Title Studies in Systems, Decision and Control
  • Series Abbreviated Title Studies in Systems, Decision and Control
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-51501-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-84668-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-51502-1
  • Series ISSN 2198-4182
  • Series E-ISSN 2198-4190
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 456
  • Number of Illustrations 169 b/w illustrations, 174 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Transportation Technology and Traffic Engineering
    Computational Intelligence
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