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Railway Planning and Operations Program

A four-day online course
The Railway Planning and Operations program introduces students to the key elements of railway planning and operations.

The course is delivered by Dr Nigel Harris, one of Britain's leading railway planners. With a career beginning in technical advances in fares policy research at Newcastle University, Dr Harris also has substantial experience in network modelling that he gained during eight years at London Underground.

Dr Harris also has in-depth expertise in service planning, operational simulation, demand forecasting, scheme appraisal and railway business planning in many different countries, giving him one of the best understandings of railway economics.

This is a self-paced course over four days. Please see the draft program (pdf, 92KB) for further information. 

Students will be required to submit three assignments to complete the program successfully. Time has been dedicated to work through these assignments online with the Chair in Public Transport as outlined in the draft program.

Dates: 21 – 24 June 2021

Fee: $1500, includes text book to be mailed out to your postal address: An Introduction to Railway Operations Planning, Nigel Harris et el

Cancellations: A 10% administration fee will be applied to refunds for any cancellation; no refund will be available for cancellations made after 21st May 2021.

This course is now at full capacity.

Please email to be placed on the waitlist should places become available.