Railway systems are highly complex structures. This is characterized by a variety of internal and external reactions between the subsystems and their environment.
The close links with housing developments, economic and transport structures represent, on the one hand, the external reaction of the rail system with the environment and, on the other hand, the muliple internal reactions between the parts of this system, such as between infrastructure, rolling stock and management. Over the past few decades, due to rapid advances in electronic data processing, these reactions have become more complex and complicated. A holistic view of the rail system is therefore essential.
The interdisciplinary team of authors from the fields of science, industry, market research and railway companies makes this book an indispensable and practical compendium
It gives planners, developers, manufacturers and operators of railway systems as well as young engineers a unique insight into the overall relationships and the current state of development.