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Welcome to SimSig Waterloo! Waterloo is the first non IECC location to take advantage of the authentic SimSig simulation model. All the usual SimSig features are included in this simulation which shows what Waterloo may look like if it was controlled by an IECC.
SimSig Waterloo covers all the lines from Waterloo Station (including the Eurostar Terminal) to Earlsfield on the Main lines and Putney on the Windsor lines. It also covers a slightly remodelled Clapham Yard where some trains are stabled away from the rush hours.
Waterloo is in reality controlled by a large power box in Wimbledon. The layout is rather complex and the level of train service is intense on what is eight parallel tracks. In reality the whole layout is split down the middle, thus the lower numbered platforms and the four tracks to Wimbledon are on one panel and the high numbered platforms, the Eurostar platforms and the lines towards Putney are on another panel.
In SimSig, you have the opportunity to operate what is possibly the busiest railway corridor in the United Kingdom and you will be in control of the whole lot on your own (with a bit of help from the ARS).
Waterloo has several fringes, including Wimbledon, Barnes, Latchmere Junction and Linford Street Junction.
The Wimbledon fringe consists of four running lines. You get notification of approaching trains as they depart from Wimbledon Station. Just north of Wimbledon, the Up Slow Line passes over the top of the Fast Lines. Trains that call at Earlsfield will only enter your area on the Up Slow Line. Some other trains may enter on the alternate line to which they are booked to travel over.
The Barnes fringe also consists of four running lines. You get notification of approaching trains as they depart from Barnes Station. Some trains may enter on the alternate line to which they are booked to travel over.
Latchmere Junctions are not under your control, however you see the trains approaching from Kensington Olympia. Depending on the direction that the trains are required to be routed at Latchmere, they may either appear approaching West London Junction or Clapham Junction Station.
Two lines leave the Windsor Lines at Nine Elms Junction and head on a flyover to Linford Street Junction. This line was constructed to enable Eurostar Trains to gain access from Waterloo International towards Brixton, Orpington, Ashford and the Channel Tunnel.
In SimSig, the layout of Clapham Yard has been slightly simplified, but the general layout is more or less the same. There is one line that leads to the sidings of Clapham Yard.
There are 19 platforms
There are 8 approaching Lines including the Windsor Reversible
Platforms 1 to 5 are only able to hold 8 car multiple units.
platform 6 will hold a 10 car train
Platforms 7 to 19 will hold at least 12 carriage units
There are 5 platforms
Each platform is long enough to hold a 20 car Eurostar train plus a locomotive
Two Through Sidings
Only accessible from Platforms 1 to 7
Dominated by a long ladder crossover crossing eight lines
Up Main Fast splits, new Up Main Relief Line
Eurostar Terminal joins to Windsor Lines.
There are 8 platforms
Crossover between Main Fast and Main Slow Lines
Only exists on Windsor Lines
Eurostars depart Windsor Line up a flyover to Linford Street Junction
Windsor Lines narrows to three lines towards Queenstown Road
Ladder Junction from Main Fast to Windsor Lines at North end
Platforms only on Up Windsor Fast and Down Windsor Lines
Ladder connecting all lines to South of Station
Windsor Lines become four tracks again
A short curve to Latchmere Junctions giving access to Kensington Olympia and the Eurostar Depot at North Pole Junction as well as access to the Midland and Western Zones
Trains reverse on lines ‘A’ and ‘B’ if required while entering or leaving Clapham Yard
Line ‘A’ is also the carriage washer line.
6 platforms on London to Brighton Lines are not shown as they are completely independent to the lines covered in this Simulation (in reality, these lines are not controlled by Wimbledon)
5 platforms on Wimbledon Lines (including Up Loop)
4 Through Platforms on Windsor Lines
One dead end platform for terminating trains to and from Willesden Junction (High Level)
3 platforms (No platform on Up Main Fast Line)
A simplified layout to show trains leaving and approaching on the four main lines
4 Platforms served mainly by local services
Junction for line to East Putney giving access to LUL’s District Line
4 Platforms served by several fast services and all local trains.
A fringe location with a train describer style display much like Wimbledon.
4 platforms much like Putney
The Whole area is controlled by Multiple Aspect Signalling. The majority of the signals are four aspect signals, however, between Vauxhall and Waterloo all the signals are three aspect signals. There are some shunt signals provided on some of the departure lines out of Waterloo, but it is unlikely that these will be needed often.
All the dead-end platforms at Waterloo are ‘permissive’, which means that you can put more then one train into the section. The signals that protect the platform lines are provided with call-on subsidiary signals. See the section about call-on routes below.
Clapham Yard is mainly controlled by shunt signals. The shunt signals that are most often used are always visible even when it is selected that shunt signals are not visible.
Some signals have approach release controls for routes over the slower crossovers to ensure that the trains’ speeds are correctly regulated.
Call-on routes are allowed into the platforms at Waterloo. This is selected by the interlocking at routesetting time when the platform track is occupied. Therefore, if a train is on its way to the platform, but hasn't yet entered it, do not overset a call-on route until the train is actually in the platform.
Note that the entrance signal to the route will only clear to a calling-on aspect when the following conditions are true:
This gives you some protection against sending a too-long train into an occupied platform but is not foolproof. It is up to you to make sure that you don't put trains into platforms that would foul the station throat. Look at the Trains List to see how long each train is.
The Windsor Reversible Line, which is the bottom line of the eight lines that pass through Vauxhall (on View 2), has special controls that hold the intermediate automatic signals between Nine Elms and International Junctions to danger. When a route is set onto this line, the automatic signals will clear in the directions which the route is set. This is provided of course that there isn’t something else which may prevent a signal from clearing such as a train.
The simulation takes full control of the bits of Latchmere Junctions that are applicable to the simulation. ARS doesn’t take any control of the Latchmere Junctions complex, so turning the ARS off in this area will not stop the simulation from setting routes over Latchmere Junctions.
Without going into great detail, the line speeds are approximately as follows:
There are a few things that may help with inputting timetables that need mentioning. They are summarised below.
When inputting trains into the editor, certain locations must be included to satisfy the editor’s requirements. These reflect the key timing points on the routes in the area simulated.
Trains to and from Wimbledon require the inputting of a time for Clapham Junction (Main Lines) as well as Waterloo.
Trains to and From Barnes will need timings added for Clapham Junction (Windsor Lines), West London Junction and Nine Elms Junction too.
Should a train need to cross from one line to another then the location where the crossing move is to happen also needs to be added.
Platform Codes must be inputted at Waterloo.
Departure line at Waterloo needs to be inputted at Waterloo for down trains departing Waterloo Station.
Path and Line codes should automatically be carried through the timing points as far as they are applicable.
As far as line codes are concerned they are listed as follows:
As a general guide to what the trains really are, refer to the tables below. Of course, as timetables change periodically, the information in these lists may not be correct for all timetables in this area.
The first character (digit) indicates the classification of the train:
0 - Light loco(s)
1 - Express passenger train, postal, or mail train as well as various other trains like locomotives setting out to rescue a failed train
2 - Ordinary passenger train, and a few other types
3 - Parcels train
4 – High speed freight, generally Frieghtliner trains.
5 – Empty coaching stock train
6 to 8 – freight trains of various speeds
9 – Eurostar Train (This number used to be used for freight trains which do not have a fully continuous brake, those inputting older timetables may wish to use Class 9 trains in this way)
The second character (letter) indicates the destination/origin area (the list below is a rough guide):
A – Trains to and from Farnham and Alton (Hants)
B – Trains to and from Southampton, Bournemouth and Poole
C – Trains to and from Reading
D – Trains to and from the Dorking and Guildford areas
F – Trains to and from Woking
G – Trains to and from Guildford
H – Trains to and from Shepperton
I – International services to and from Belgium
J – Trains to and from Hampton Court
K – Trains that operate on the Waterloo circular route via Strawberry Hill
L – Trains to and from Salisbury and Exeter (these tend to be diesel trains), also trains bound for the Anglia Zone
M – Trains to and from Chessington also trains heading towards the Midland and North West Zones
N – Trains to and from Guildford Area
O – Trains that terminates in Southern Zone, which started in another zone. This letter is also used for international services to and from France
P – Trains to and from Portsmouth
R - Trains to and from Staines
S – Trains to and from Staines and trains heading towards Scotland
T – Trains to and from Portsmouth
U – Trains to and from Windsor
V – Waterloo Circular Services and trains heading toward Western Zone
W – Trains to and from Weymouth
X – Special trains and out of standard loading gauge trains
Y – Generally Empty train movements to Clapham Yard and trains between Clapham Junction and Kensington Olympia
Z – Special trains
The third and fourth characters (digits) indicate the individual train reporting number.
On the continent the international trains use a number instead of a letter for the second character of the train. The O’s become zeros and the I’s become ones. These numbers are also the public timetable as the four number code derived from the train’s reporting number.
Have fun! Experiment! Create your own timetables and spread them around to friends! Edit the supplied timetables freely, We place no restrictions on adapting them and spreading them around, except that they are to be used with SimSig only. If you create a great timetable, why not send it to us so that we can upload it onto the SimSig website and allow others to download it?
(C) 2001 M.Miles & G. Mayo