20130: What is the meaning of the symbols in the head of the graphic timetable?

The symbols in the graphic timetable head have a traditional background but have been adapted several times in the meantime. Originally (at least from the 1930s)  was used for a train order change place (station / station with loop) and for train following place ( block post/ block signal). Currently, FBS uses the following extended symbols:

  • The symbol refers to a station. The box along the track display symbolizes that in this area there are not only the trough tracks. It begins and ends at the most externally entered points (outer points).
  • The symbol shows a station, which has no other tracks than the trough track(s).
  • The symbol shows a junction or crossover, that means a train order change place, where trains indeed change the track or the line but cannot perform a (complete) train crossings or overtaking.
  • The symbol is an (end) halt, that means a train order change place without points. Here trains can start and end, but not cross or overtake.
  • A triangle symbolizes a train following place (block signal or other main signal) in the particular direction. Two of these triangles directly next to each other show the classical block post , which is only correct and should only be used in case of the signals standing directly next to each other.

Last update on 18.03.2020 by iRFP Support.

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