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The speed of vehicle motions can be controlled in traffic in different places:

  • global in the Traffic-config
  • global at timetable
  • individually in the vehicle movement
  • individually on the vehicle itself

Traffic knows three speed indications:

  • the maximum speed of a vehicle composition
  • The approach speed of a vehicle composition, ie the speed with which the compilation sets in motion
  • the speed of a compilation when coupling to another

Global Settings

Traffic offers the possibility to adjust the overall speed at once. However, this does not set all movements at the same speed, but acts as a multiplier for the individual speeds, so that the speed ratios of the movements to each other are maintained.

On the one hand, for each modes the global speed can be entered separately in the traffic configuration window, which is valid for all timetables. The default value after installing Traffic is 45.

On the other hand, a global speed can be specified in the timetable, which overwrites the one in the configuration window. This is usually indicated by $SPEED in the header of a timetable. An equal sign is used as with all global timetable information not.


In the timetable, the approach speed ($IV, $INITIAL_SPEED, $STARTSPEED) and the dome speed ($CV , $COPSPEED, $COUPLE_SPEED). Here, however, an individual indication in the vehicle movement is usually more useful.

In the vehicle movement

In the vehicle movement the speed indication is indicated by V=.


Certain motiontypes that contain multiple train parts can also specify multiple speeds. These are then marked in chronological order as V1 etc.

In vehicle movements, the approach speed can also be specified with IV=, INITIALSPEED= (note the missing underscore) or STARTSPEED= and the dome speed with CV=, COPSPEED= or COUPLE_SPEED.

On the vehicle

The speed can also be specified on the vehicle itself as modification, both in a timetable macro and in the Vehicle sequence of the movement as well as in the vehiclelist. In all cases, it is appended to the name of a macro or image using [#V:].


If there are several corresponding entries in a compilation, each entry overwrites the previous one, so that the last one always applies.

Starting and coupling speeds can not be specified on the vehicle.


If both details are present in a vehicle movement, ie one or more vehicles with speed modification as well as a speed indication in the movement itself, the indication in the movement is, i. H. the modifications are overridden, regardless of which value is higher or lower.

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en/traffic/speed.txt · Last modified: 2018/09/23 12:33 by bahnfrank65