Zentralstellwerk Essen Hbf

Signalling Centre Essen Hbf is a very large panel. It actually is divided in two distinctive parts with a few connections. The light grey part is the commuter traffic, the dark gray part the long distance traffic.

This simulation is prepared for linking up with line operations to Gelsenkirchen, Bochum and Mülheim (Ruhr)  those will be released in the near future.



  • Contains the area between Gelsenkirch, Bochum and Mülheim(Ruhr)
  • 12 time table points are included.
  • Complete 1:1 simulation of the original panel of the type Sp Dr S 60 including all buttons!
  • Zentralblock-System and Automatic Block System
  • ZNP 801 train number descriptor system
  • Group buttons on panel and in separate window.
  • Special zoom window
  • Day and night brightness of signals with dimmer and bell.
  • Logging printer with sound.
  • 4 brightness levels for panel lighting.


Essen Panel

Essen by the numbers…

  • 1416 possible routes (train, shunt, alternatives)
  • 344 signals
  • 271 switches/points/turnouts
  • 578 track sections (191 km network length in total)
  • 6440 panel tiles (!). In total 1192 buttons to press!
  • up to 1500 trains per day!

The timetable is from Winter 2012/2013. The timetable contains all long distance trains (ICE, IC), regional, commuter and S-Bahn trains.





Take a peek at the manual page for this panel.




Take a look at the panel up close.




See what other people are talking about in the discussion forum.


System Requirements


  • Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, 32 or 64 bit
  • 1GB RAM memory
  • 500MB space free on hard disk
  •  Sound Card
  • 2.0 GHz processor


The simulation can run on older computers, though we encourage you to have

  • 2 GB RAM Memory
  • 3 GHz multi-core CPU


The simulation can run on a monitor with 1024×768 resolution, though we strongly encourage higher resolutions for a better simulation experience.

For optimal results, you might consider having a widescreen monitor. Multiple widescreen monitors are ideal.

Microsoft .Net Framework

This computer program uses the Microsoft .NET Framework.

If this is not available, it will be installed upon installation of the application.

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