Rules of trains numbering

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Generic rules of train numbering

1. 1. Train - railroad vehicle albo set of railroad vehicles that meets conditions fixed for trains and to which infrastructure owner set the train status.
2. Status of the train has set of carriages or other railroad vehicles connected with working traction unit or only traction unit, properly signalled and ready for driving/in the route.
3. Due to the types of made transport trains are divided for such categories::

  1. passenger;
  2. freight;
  3. service(utrzymaniowo - naprawcze).

4. All running trains recieve number, which is single, unique and used for whole route, what is set to a train type.
SWDR4 system makes impossible to set the number, what is already used by another user.
5. Trains driving in direction with raising mileage of line are marked by odd number and trains driving in reverse direction - even numbers (note - see point 6).
6. Number of train is changed on the route properly to line mileage, but strict rules of changing it are applied: 0/1, 2/3, 4/5, 6/7, 8/9 eg. 5100 to 5101, 12105 to 12104 etc.
Because TD2 connects sceneries dynamically, it is advised to set one number for whole route (exception is wrong train category).
7. Domestic passenger trains are marked by 4 and 5-digit numbers.
8. For trains what are changing category on the route (eg. from MPE to EIE, ROJ to RPJ) for whole route number from running train is still applicable.
In TD2 for properly justified category change by train driver dispatcher is responsible. Dispatcher has to change category in SWDR4 and include information in Uwagi eksploatacyjne about it eg.:
"Changing the train category from ROJ to RPJ"
9. Domestic freight, service and non-commercial trainsare marked by 6-digit number.
10. International trains are signed with resolution cards UIC 419-1 for passenger trains and 419-2 for freight trains and with arrangements of international conferences and proper national number for a type of train. However in Poland such trains have their own number which has 4 or 5 digits and this number should be used in TD2.
11. For short international border routes it's allowed to use only the international number. It doesn't apply to TD2.
12. 1st digit in 4,5,6-digit national trains means the number of construction area for the station where the train starts.
If a train starts ride on scenery which has real post(s) (e.g. Gdańsk, Wrocław), train driver should set the first digit of train number according to the construction area.
It isn't obligatory.

13. 2nd digit in 4,5,6-digit national trains means the number of construction area for the station where the train ends.
14. The rest of digits mean the type of train. There should be used numbering order for specific train type and relation in a day time.
15. Number indication of construction areas:

  1. Warszawa - 1
  2. Lublin - 2
  3. Kraków - 3
  4. Sosnowiec - 4
  5. Gdańsk - 5
  6. Wrocław - 6
  7. Poznań - 7
  8. Szczecin - 8
  9. Reserve - 9

16. The number indciation of first two digits for trains which start and finish their route in the same construction area - irrespective of train type:

  1. 10, 11, 19, 91, 93, 97, 99 - Warszawa.
  2. 20, 22, 29 - Lublin.
  3. 30, 33, 39, - Kraków.
  4. 40, 44, 49, 94, - Sosnowiec.
  5. 50, 55, 59, 90, 95, 96 - Gdańsk.
  6. 66, 60, 69 - Wrocław.
  7. 77, 70, 79 - Poznań.
  8. 88, 80 - Szczecin.
  9. 89, 92, 98 - Construction reserve.

17. 4-digit numbering: 3rd and 4th digit from range 00-99 - express national passenger train:

  1. a) express national (including Intercity) - EI.

18. 5-digit numbering:

  1. 3,4,5 digit from range 001-049 - international passenger trains:
    a) international express EuroCity - EC,
    b) night express international EuroNight - EN,
    c) International bullet train - MM.
  2. 3,4,5 digit from range 050-169 - national passenger bullet trains:
    a) intervoivodeship bullet - MP,
    b) voivodeship national bullet - RP.
  3. 3,4,5 digit from range 170-199 - national passenger bullet trains:
    a) intervoivodeship bullet night or hotel type - MH.
  4. 3,4,5 digit from range 200 - 999 - the rest of passenger trains.

19. In 6-digit numbers 3rd digit means:

  1. International cargo trains - 0:
    a) for intermodal unit transport - TC.
  2. International cargo trains - 1:
    a) for mass transport - TG,
    b) for non-mass transport - TR.
  3. National cargo trains - 2:
    a) for intermodal unit transport - TD.
  4. National cargo trains - 3:
    a) for non-mass transport - TN,
    b) for station and siding service - TK.
  5. National cargo trains - 4:
    a) for mass transport - TM.
  6. Cargo trains - 5:
    a) to carry cars from/to the reparation and test rides - TS,
    b) loco set - over 3 locos - TH,
    c) locomotives alone from/to trains - LT.
  7. Passenger non-commercial trains - 6:
    a) empty passenger consists - PW,
    b) empty passenger train [test ride, traction and auxiliary units in inactive condition and auxiliary, set of locomotives] - PX,
    c) locomotives from/to passenger trains - LP.
  8. Passenger and cargo trains - 7, 8:
    a) Construction reserve.
  9. Service trains (utrzymaniowo - naprawowe) - 9:
    a) inspection and diagnostic trains - ZN,
    b) other service - ZU,
    c) solo locomotives to/from the maintenance trains - LZ,
    d) other solo locomotives, locomotives to/from shunting, a train vehicle counted to the special rolling stock, auxiliary vehicle - LS.
  10. Rescue trains - ZG there should be used 2-digit numeration which starts with 11 or 12.

Digits 4, 5, 6 for 6-digit numbers contain in division 000-899.
Digits 4, 5, 6 for 6-digit numbers from division 900-999 are used when there must be changed number of the train which has more than 24 h delay and there shouldn't be duplicated numbers.

Train types available in TrainDriver2

Type of trains Traction Amount of digits in
the train number
Electric Diesel
Locomotives Multiple units
and cars
Locomotives Multiple units
and cars
A. Passenger trains
Express national (including Intercity) EIE EIJ* EIS X 4 (np. 1601)
Intervoivodeship bullet MPE MPJ MPS X 5 (np. 38150)
Voivodeship bullet RPE RPJ RPS RPM 5 (np. 66115)
Voivodeship passenger ROE ROJ ROS APM 5 (np. 66569)
Empty passenger train - from/to
the passenger trains
PWE PWJ PWS PWM 6 (np. 696100)**
B. Cargo trains
'1. Cargo trains in national traffic
For mass transport TME TMS 6 (np. 544002)
For station and siding service TKE TKS 6 (np. 403902)
C. Solo railway vehicles
Locomotive from and to freight trains LTE LTS 6 (np. 665000)
D. Service trains
Rescue train ZGE* X ZGS* X Depending on
the case**
Maintenance ZXE ZXS X 6 (np. 103394)

X - There's no proper rolling stock and category in SWDR.
* - No proper rolling stocks.
** - Save and empty passenger trains (especially business) depending on the situation can get different numbers. E.g. locomotive which is towing a defected train from the route, is getting a number of this train with zero at the beginning. On the other hand train with a number (e.g.) 61107 riding to the parking space will get a new number with a zero at the beginning from the terminus for passengers to the parking space.

WARNING! Riding with zero at the beginning od train number isn't recommended due to that SWDR4 doesn't recognize this zero. In this way train driver has a zero at the beginning but dispatchers see next digits which aren't zero. That can make communication harder and it can make complications..

Based on the newest Instruction about timetables Ir-11 made by PKP PLK S.A.