Session: Design of Transport Infrastructure
Date: TBC
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Training provider: Newcastle University
Cost: 1325.00
Contact: Professional Development Unit
Telephone: 0191 208 5456
Type: Course


Attending the five-day course will provide you with:

  • an understanding of UK highway design and its origins in safety research
  • an understanding of route choice, highway alignment design, and detailed design
  • an appreciation of the impact of transport infrastructure on the environment
  • an awareness of railway design and the contrast with highways
  • an awareness of constraints affecting airport infrastructure
  • an understanding of road construction and maintenance issues
  • comprehension of aspects of vehicle speed
  • an awareness of research into vehicle speeds and consistency measures

You'll also have experience of:

  • the use of mathematical formulae to design infrastructure alignments
  • the use of a Computer Design Package

Course Outline

  • Route Choice.
  • UK Design Standards.
  • Horizontal Alignment.
  • Vertical Alignment.
  • Speed and consistency.
  • Railways.
  • Airports.
  • Principles of Junction Design.
  • Road Pavements and Maintenance.
  • Detailed Design.
  • Use of Highway design software.
  • Photogrammetry and air survey.


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