The Behavior of the Traction Power Supply System of AC 25 kV 50 Hz During Operation

  • Radovan DolečekEmail author
  • Ondřej Černý
  • Zdeněk Němec
  • Jan Pidanič
Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 87)


This paper studies the AC 25 kV 50 Hz traction power supply system, which is used, in particular, in the Czech Republic. Nowadays, railway operation is very complicated and sophisticated, both from the viewpoint of railway infrastructure and means of transport. New technologies, devices and standards bring new problems for rail operation, including coupling to surrounding elements in the traction power supply system, transient effects during the recuperation mode of traction vehicles, the influence of neighboring track contact lines when disconnecting contact lines, etc. The main findings of these problems are detailed in this paper.


Traction power supply systems Transient effects Recuperation Short-circuit 



The research is supported by the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic under grant No. TE01020038.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Radovan Doleček
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ondřej Černý
    • 1
  • Zdeněk Němec
    • 2
  • Jan Pidanič
    • 2
  1. 1.JPTF, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Signaling in TransportUniversity of PardubicePardubiceCzech Republic
  2. 2.FEEI, Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of PardubicePardubiceCzech Republic

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