Signalling Centre Köln Hbf
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This simulation is an extended version with the timetable of 2012/2013 with a different infrastructure.
Because this simulation is very complex and is part of a larger platform in development, we would like to keep intensive contact with our customers and offer each user the latest version available. It is therefore that registration and use of the license key is obligatory.
The Power Signal Box of Cologne Central Station (Köln Hbf) is one of the largest signal boxes in Germany. Though it seems to have a limited amount of tracks, though the amount of traffic is immense!
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Features of the Cologne Hbf Simulation:
- Contains the area between Köln-Kalk, Köln-Mülheim, Köln-Chorweiler, Köln-West, Köln-Ehrenfeld. (Köln Hbf, Köln Bbf, Köln-Deutz)
- Neighbour Dispatchers of Köln-Deutz and Köln-Nippes are fully automated, though you are able to interfere via a generic dispatching screen (like an IECC)
- The Service Yard of Köln-Betriebsbahnhof is included in the simulation!
- Trains via the famous Schlundgleis are possible in case of irregularities between Köln-West and Köln Hbf
- S-Bahn Stammstrecke (Commuter Line) between Köln-Mülheim and Köln-Chorweiler completely included. New junction for the S-Bahn to Düren after Köln-Hansaring.
- Train Steering System (Zuglenkung) for the Commuter Line (S-Bahn Stammstrecke) (new steering computer)
- Commuter trains of the S-Bahn in Köln-Nippes can do a short turnaround to save time in stead of going into the Wendeanlage
- 10 time table points are included: Köln Hbf, Köln-Deutz, Köln-Buchforst, Köln-Trimbornstrasse, Köln-Hansaring, Köln-Nippes, Köln-Nippes-Wendeanlage, Köln-Hansaring-Wendeanlage, Köln-Zoobrücke-Wendeanlage, Köln-Betriebsbahnhof
- "Nachfahren"-procedure with the cover signals in Köln Hbf
- Partial Route Procedures for routes to and from Köln-Betriebsbahnhof
- "Train Ready" indicators from the platform managers in Köln Hbf
- Complete 1:1 simulation of the original panel including all buttons!
- Nummernstellpult (numerical entry) with shortcuts and preset routes.
- Selbstblock 60 and Zentralblock-Systems for block operations
- ZNP 801 train number descriptor system
- Group buttons on panel and in separate window.
- Special zoom window
- Ausfahrensperrenmelder (Exit Lock indicators)
- Mittelweichen (middle switches) and Mittelweichengruppentaste
- Day and night brightness of signals with dimmer and bell.
- Logging printer with sound.
- 4 brightness levels for panel lighting.
Program and documentation is in English.
Demoversion (viewer): http://www.signalsimulation.com/downloads/KoelnHbfDemo.zip
Some data of Zentralstellwerk Köln Hbf:
- 12.400 possible routes (train, shunt, alternatives)
- 356 signals (225 main signals, 90 cover signals (!))
- 254 switches/points/turnouts
- 571 track sections (103 km network length in total)
- 3960 panel tiles (!). In total 486 buttons to press!
- up to 1510 trains per day!
The timetable is from Winter 2012/2013. The timetable contains next to the commuter and local trains of course all ICE, IC, ED, Thalys (TGV-PBKA), INT and the Metropolitan push-pull train sets. Next to that there is a large amount of traffic between the service yards Köln-Deutzerfeld en Köln-Betriebsbahnhof.