Hageningen Trams Tutorial

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Welcome to the Hageningen Trams Tutorial page. Here you can find some basic instructions on how to drive the trams in Hageningen which use a Drive-on-Sight system (ROZ – Rijden-op-Zicht).

Duty Selector

The Duty selector as seen before setting up

If you're interested in driving activities only, you may skip this part. However, for Explore Mode it's essential.

In Beta 3.17, you will find a new side menu called Duty. This allows you to set a route for networks without traffic control, like with the trams in Hageningen. With that system, the vehicle communicates with the various points along the line which change the tracks to guide the vehicle to the correct direction.

Set up

The Duty selector as seen after setting up

In contrast to previous networks you're probably used to, the CVL doesn't work here (except for a small number of points). In order to setup the route for a line, you have to do the following:

  1. Click Service and then using the keypad, enter the 3-digit train number, which can be whatever you like but must start with each line's corresponding digit (see here). Then click Enter
  2. Click on Line and using the on-screen keypad, type the number of the line you want to drive, e.g. 14, and then click on Enter
  3. Click on Route to pick the route of the line you want to drive. Now use the and keys to find the desired route. After that you can click Enter

The Duty Selector is now set up and it should look like in the picture on the right. Aside from when you are in the small number of points mentioned before which we cover later on this tutorial, you are now good to go.


There are two types of signals in the Hageningen tram network: Route Signals and Point Signals.

Route Signals

These are the signals found on that small number of points. Those can be controlled manually via the CVL (using the RWI/RWO codes). When running under the Duty Selector, most of them are being activated automatically when you are near them while others require you press the departure button; by default assigned to Tab

Description Signal Instruction
Horizontal Line RouteSignalStop.png Stop: Route not set or clear.
Vertical/Diagonal Line RouteSignalClear.png Proceed: route has been locked. Line points to the direction of the route. A number can also be shown to showto which track the route goes.
In applicable stops, the sign can also show the target platform number.

Point Signals

Point signals, in contrast to Route Signals, show you the state/direction of a point. It doesn't include any protection nor does it block other trains from coming, for example, towards you in a collision path using the same track :) The signals cannot be manually controlled though the CVL. If for some reason the signal you want to pass is not clear, you can manually change the point using the WSO command in the CVL (see CVL Tutorial) and then proceed at a slow speed.

Description Signal Instruction
Off PointSignalStop.png Stop: direction not set; either no valid code transmitted or previous tram has not cleared the track yet.
Arrow with the direction you're heading PointSignalClear.png Proceed if arrow points in correct direction.

Important Points

  • Line 11 as well as parts of lines 12 and 13, and some points near Hageningen Centraal use ZUB train protection with the respective signals
  • Even though there's no official speed limit, you should drive slowly at around 30 km/h (even slower (15 km/h) in tight curves and switches) and carefully as other trams might show up in a junction which you cannot see in the CVL (like you're used to with other networks)
  • In double-length stops, stop at the end of the platform and not in the middle, as that extra space is use to accomodate a second tram in shared sections