21501: I have to split a larger number of trains into two... three layers, but I do not want to "handle" each train individually. Is there a simpler way?

For some applications, for example concerning extensive construction work, the function "Adapting the train runs to the locking frame" can also be helpful if it is not really a question of blocking frames in the narrower sense - one can alienate this function somewhat:

Let us assume that you need trains, that used to run in one period of time (in the simplest case, all-year) to be divided into three (one before, one during and one after construction) or two (one before and after and one during) periods of time. Copying each train individually and adapting the traffic days accordingly can become cumbersome. On the other hand, in such cases it is not always worth dividing the timetable period itself.

Here, you can consider the following procedure:

  • Define a (temporary) lock frame that touches all the trains that must be split. The lock frame is cleared again at the end, so it does not need to be entered "nicely".
  • By cleverly choosing the route section and the time of the blocking frame, you can already influence which trains are split. If it is all trains of their course, let the blocking frame go all the way and all day. If you are not able to restrict the right trains exactly by the limits of the blocking frame, you can use additional filters by genre / product / line or simply select all desired trains via the multiple selection.
  • It is important that the lock frame is the same dates as those you want to "separate" - e.g. the days of the construction. The locking frame must therefore not be valid on a daily basis.
  • Call up the function Edit --> adjust trains to line blockings, specify the prepared temporary blocking frame, and set potential filters. Turn off the two right options "Trains ... split in ..." - there should be no changes of the train runs, only a traffic day division. Allow the option "Trains at the barrier frame ..." to be activated and determine what is to be done with the trains during the (construction) subperiod, whether and how the train number is to change. The options "convert to SEV" and "new genre" do not have to be used.
  • When clicking Ok, the program implements the traffic day allocation for all affected trains so that they then exist in 2..3 subperiods. You may be asked for possible multiple-pull-run indices (unless the train numbers themselves change).
  • Finally, you can delete the temporary lock frame.

Since you can enter lock frames only along the original lines, you must either proceed in composite graphic timetables (division over a change of line) go either on two times after each other or create two temporary blocking frame at the same time and turn on these together in the window adjust train runs to lock frame. The latter is certainly the more recommendable approach.

By the way, you can use the same "technology" if you have to adjust paths at 2-track lines on the unblocked track. In that case, temporarily set the blocking frame to work on these trains for the 2nd track. Allow the trains to adapt to the locking frame, but do not divide them at the borders. Finally, close the lock of the second track.


Last update on 19.03.2020 by iRFP Support.

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