Model for Railway Infrastructure Management Organization

  • Gordan Stojić
  • Slavko Vesković
  • Ilija Tanackov
  • Sanjin Milinković
Keywords: management, railway infrastructure, organizational structure, hybrid model


The provision of appropriate quality rail services has an important role in terms of railway infrastructure: quality of infrastructure maintenance, regulation of railway traffic, line capacity, speed, safety, train station organization, the allowable lines load and other infrastructure parameters.
The analysis of experiences in transforming the railway systems points to the conclusion that there is no unique solution in terms of choice for institutional rail infrastructure management modes, although more than nineteen years have passed from the beginning of the implementation of the Directive 91/440/EEC. Depending on the approach to the process of restructuring the national railway company, adopted regulations and caution in its implementation, the existence or absence of a clearly defined transport strategy, the willingness to liberalize the transport market, there are several different ways for institutional management of railway infrastructure.
A hybrid model for selection of modes of institutional rail infrastructure management was developed based on the theory of artificial intelligence, theory of fuzzy sets and theory of multicriteria optimization.

management, railway infrastructure, organizational structure, hybrid model


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How to Cite
Stojić G, Vesković S, Tanackov I, Milinković S. Model for Railway Infrastructure Management Organization. PROMET [Internet]. 1 [cited 2020Oct.20];24(2):99-107. Available from:

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