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Electrification Engineering Principles

Course Aims

This course is intended to provide delegates with an understanding of the key principles of Electrification Engineering within the railway infrastructure.


2 days

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course the delegates will: -
• Have an understanding of the history and development of the electrified railways from inception to the current day.
• Be aware of the types of electrification systems
• Have an understanding of the principles of electrical supply feeding
• Be aware of the need for isolation and bonding systems
• Have an understanding of the principle electrical and mechanical components and equipment types that make up the electrification systems
• Have an understanding of the relevant design criteria and the construction processes for both overhead line (AC) and third rail (DC)
• Have an understanding of the interfaces with other rail infrastructure disciplines as well as outside parties

Pre Requisite Requirements

There are no particular educational or competence pre-requisites required for this course.

PPE Requirements

Personal Protective Equipment is not required on this course


A Certificate of Training will be awarded to the delegate upon successful completion of the course. Certification has no expiry.