40233: Why are route dependant speed limitations in stations (non-directly main tracks - branching in and exit drives) not displayed in the driver's timetable?

Regarding the choice of the station track to be used, the possibility of deviating from the timetable for dispositive reasons should be left open to the railway station's service manager. At the same time, the principle for the engine driver is set, that the speed stated in the driver's working timetable may not be exceeded in any case, but, further restrictions may accrue - e.g. temporary speed restrictions or low speeds signalled by main signals. As a result, route-dependent speeds are not recorded in driver's working timetables plans when they are signalled by main signals.

For the infrastructure of DB Netz AG, directive 502.0420.8 (7) states: "Within railway stations, routes with allowed speeds deviating from the main route are generally not contained".

An exception to this rule, however, is the regulation by which scheduled entries in stub tracks are marked in the driver's working timetable (R402.0420.4 (9), R402.0422.5 (2) and R402.0424.3 (8), all as of 06/2005). Actually, this should only be necessary if the stump entrance (or other entrance without a slip path) is not visible from the main signalisation. (It is usually seen from the stump track or early stop indicator or in the area of the DS301 by Zs3 with reference numbers "2" or "3".) Regardless of this, however, the planned entry of the stumped tracks is to be indicated at their permissible (that means lower) speed and also with the "lying T".

Last update on 20.03.2020 by iRFP Support.

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