Public Transportation

Course Information
TitleΔΗΜΟΣΙΕΣ ΣΥΓΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΕΣ / Public Transportation
SchoolCivil Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID20000218

Programme of Study: PPS TMĪMATOS POLITIKŌN MĪCΗANIKŌN (2018-2019)

Registered students: 110
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Division of Structural EngineeringElective Courses955
Division of Hydraulics and Environmental EngineeringElective Courses955
Division of Geotechnical EngineeringElective Courses955
Division of Transport and Project ManagementCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)955

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
1. ΤΣ1900
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon the successful completion of the course, the students will be able: • to describe the basic concepts and definitions of public transportation, • to know the organizational structure of public transportation in Greece, the standards, the functional and geometric characteristics of the networks, the rolling stock, the operation of bus lines and public information systems, • to understand the role of public transport accessibility for people with disabilities (PwD), and • to carry out financial operations’ analyses as well as measurements and research on public transportation, to calculate the capacity of bus lines and the routing of buses.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Design and manage projects
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction, basic concepts and definitions. Organizational structure of public transport (bodies and system) in Greece. Research and measurements in public transport. Estimation of transport capacity of bus lines. Bus routing calculation. Operational and geometric characteristics of the bus network. Rolling stock. Exploitation of bus lines-standards. Economic analysis of operations, evaluation, criteria. Information systems to the public. The interurban bus transport system. Urban public transport systems on fixed routes. Public transport systems and people with disabilities.
Public transport; Scheduling; Quality of service; Capacity Availability; Cost allocation models; Perforance measurement
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
  • Power Point Presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Power point presentations Presentation of informative material in terms of movie files Communication with students via email
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Written tests Writing of an optional brief study
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Δημόσιες αστικές συγκοινωνίες Έκδοση: 2η έκδ./2005 Συγγραφείς: Γιαννόπουλος Γιώργος Α.
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