High Speed Rail Engineering

Technical Workshop Series

California State University, Fresno is pleased to present a series of professional training workshops designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of High Speed Rail as a complex and integrated system, and a first approach to the main techniques with a professional and practical perspective. 

Scheduled on three Saturdays (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.) on the Fresno State campus, the workshops will cover theoretical and practical technical skills, and provide a general outline of historical evolution and international implementation.  

  • What are the main conceptual differences between a classic railroad and a High Speed Rail system?
  • Are High Speed Rail infrastructure technical specifications different than highway specs?
  • Which standards are properly applied to the design of a High Speed viaduct?
  • What is the importance of track stiffness on the long-term performance of the line?
  • Which are the key physical and geometrical concepts for a High Speed alignment?

The content is designed for professionals involved in design, engineering, construction and management of High Speed Rail systems.  

The fee for each one-day workshop is $550. Refreshments, lunch, and workshop materials are included in the fee. Participants who attend all three workshops will receive a certificate of completion.