©1997 James P.G. Sterbenz - All rights reserved

French Railway Signalling including Portugal and Spain

SNCF - Société Nationale des Chemins der Fer Français
CP - Caminhos de Ferro Portugueses
RENFE - Red Nacional de los Ferrocarriles Españoles

Version 2.1.2 (based on ASCII version 1.1.1 of 1991)

27 March 1997

James P.G. Sterbenz

jpgs@sterbenz.org


III. French Signalling

  1. Introduction and History
  2. Signal Types and Location
    1. Location and identification
      1. Signal location
      2. Signal heads and identification
      3. BMU - Block manuel de double voie
      4. BMVU - Block manuel de voie unique
      5. GA - Guidon d'Arret
    2. Block signals
      1. BAL - Block automatique lumineux permissif
      2. BAPR - Block automatique à permissivité restreinte
      3. BMU - Block manuel de double voie
      4. BMVU - Block manuel de voie unique
    3. Interlocking signals
      1. Mainline interlocking signals
      2. Shunting signals
      3. Combination mainline and shunting signals
    4. Early light signals
    5. Signaux indicateurs de vitesse limite - speed signals
    6. Signaux indicateurs de direction - direction indicators
    7. Signaux de manoeuvre - switching signals
    8. Signaux de départ - departure signals
  3. Signal Aspects and Indications
    1. Stop signals
    2. Restricting signals
    3. Approach signals
    4. Clear signals
    5. Direction indicators
    6. Switching signals
    7. Departure signals
    8. Switch point indicators
    9. signals
  4. Other Signals
    1. Permanent speed reductions
    2. Temporary speed reductions
    3. Destination boards
    4. Stop orders
    5. Telephone communication signals
    6. Station boards
    7. Temporary single track boards
    8. Grade crossing boards
    9. Other fixed boards
    10. Electric traction signals
    11. Hand/whistle switching signals
    12. LGV boards and singals
    13. TGV cab signals
  5. Acknowledgments, References, and Web Links
    1. About this Document
    2. Acknowledgments
    3. References
      1. Operating rules
      2. Monographs
      3. Papers
      4. Links to related Web sites

Last updated 8 November 2004
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