Dispatching in Roisdorf

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Before you get your approval to run the service on a signal box, you need to find out about the local characteristics. After training as a general trainee signalman, dispatchers were always paired with a person skilled in the signal box. This chapter is the brief introduction to the area. Read it carefully. It contains very important information.

The text is "peer to peer" written as if you are in the signal box, the first day after training.

Have a more detailed look at the Roisdorf panel here.

Signal Box Roisdorf


The signal box of Roisdorf is located along the electrified double-track main line 'Linke Rheinstrecke', line number 2630 from Cologne to Mainz between the stations of Bonn Hbf and Sechtem.

Neighbouring Dispatching Areas

On the top right (track 922/902) are the connecting tracks towards the dispatching area of Bonn Hbf (KB). Wrong line operation (Gleiswechselbetrieb or GWB) towards and from Bonn Hbf is possible.

On the top left (track 041/042) the 'Linke Rheinstrecke' will leave our dispatching area to the North towards Sechtem. The station of Sechtem (KSEC) is the next controlled location in this direction. Wrong line operation towards and from Sechtem is also possible here.



Normally we have Roisdorf running in Sellbstbetrieb (auto fleeting) as all traffic goes via track 1 for trains from Sechtem towards Bonn Hbf, and via track 2 for traffic from Bonn Hbf towards Sechtem (and onwards to Köln).

The SE 3500 and RB 7300 series are the only services which stop in Roisdorf.

On the line towards Bonn Hbf we have two level crossings (km 26.540 and km 27.385) with full barriers. If a route has been set and the barriers have closed, we need to confirm that the level crossing is free of other traffic. You will hear a bell ringing as long as the barriers are closing. Secure the level crossing with the BüFT group button and the yellow dotted button of the level crossing. (* this is an expert option)

There is a little siding next to the station of Roisdorf. This siding can be accessed via the so-called Schlüsselsperre (key locked switch 9). There are not that many trains going or leaving from there. Anyway, the switch is operated by the shunter. You can give him control over the switch by pressing WGT together with the switch button (SWT) of the Schlüsselsperre. The key lock symbol will be flashing red. Once he has taken over control, the key lock symbol will be lit red, you will not be able to set routes into track 3 (??). Once the shunter has finished his work, he should call you and give control back to you. The key lock symbol will be flashing red again. To finally revoke the permission for local control, you press the WSpT together with the switch button.

Bi-directional running (GWB)

Bi-directional running, in German called Gleiswechselbetrieb (GWB), is actually left hand running instead of the usual right hand running on the open line. The infrastructure is equipped with automatic block(s) which can be used into both directions. GWB is possible between both Sechtem and Roissdorf, as well as between Roisdorf and Bonn Hbf. However, GWB has its limitations because from the GWB cannot be reached from all tracks, and not tracks can be reached from GWB.

The following tracks can not be accessed from within GWB:

none Roisdorf 1

Exit routes from tracks into GWB are not possible for:

none Roisdorf 1

We have direction controls on the open lines towards the neighbouring areas. This means that you need to use the EaGT button to set the direction of the automatic blocks towards you. Of course, you must offer a train to Sechtem or Bonn Hbf prior to sending trains into GWB.


Rheingold : Destinations used in Timetable

Short Name Full Name
KROI Roisdorf
KB Bonn Hbf
KSEC Sechtem

Street Names of Level Crossings

Box info Mile Post Steet Name
I 1 km 26.540 Herseler Weg
I 2 km 27.385 Rheinweg

Track lengths

Track lengths Roisdorf

Track Length (m)
1 666
2 800
3 500

This simulation is part of the Rheingold Project | Köln | Hürth–Kalscheuren | Brühl | Sechtem | Roisdorf | Bonn | Bonn-Bad Godesberg | Remagen | Brohl | Andernach | Weißenthurm | Koblenz-Lützel