Howard's checklist for closing the subway

U_Bahn_Frankfurt to TS 20xx

Requirements / preparation

The prerequisite for this addition to the TS is that the Munich-Augsburg route is properly installed!
So start your TS and select the route Munich-Augsburg. Start a ride.
If this works properly, you are ready to install the subway.

BR 320 and BR 323

You will need these two train packages for some of the metro's scenarios. If you do not have this, you can still install the subway, but you cannot drive these scenarios.
If you have these packages, check that they are installed. And if you want to buy these, do it BEFORE installing. So these are then recognized during installation.

Installation of the subway

This is problem-free if the above requirements are met.
Insert the DVD of the subway in the drive and start the setup program. Contrary to the information on the packaging, no online registration or installation code is required.

Settings in the TS

The following is beneficial for the subway:

Click SETTINGS in the main menu of the TS
select the correct settings (CLICK HERE)

first start

It is worth doing a little exercise at the first start, because the commissioning of the vehicles is a bit special, contrary to a locomotive from other TS add-ons.

I recommend the following procedure:

- Start the TS
- choose DRIVE
- Choose quick game
- look on the left under the locomotives "Frankfurt_U_Bahn_Typ_U5
- to the right of it, select train set U5-25-x1
- choose U47-Enkheim as the starting point
- select an end station as the destination
- choose clear weather

The advantage of this first start is that you can make your first attempts at driving above ground if visibility is good.

Put it into operation

First take a look around the driver's cab. To do this, use the "1 driver's cab" view.
The first thing you notice is that some of the buttons in the HUD are INACTIVE. Not every view works in the HUD, pantographs, light switches and other things are not active. So first test out which view switches in the HUD work and which don't. To do this, press the number keys (1, 2, etc.)

With the right mouse button click into the window at the "1-driver's cab" view and drag the picture downwards as usual. The following can be seen there:

- Middle = speedometer
- button group 1 (doors, indicators, etc.) to the right of the bag
- to the left of the pocket button group 2 (various controls)

Now pull to the left and you will see
- Switch group 3 with buttons and switches
- in front of it the red button, the emergency brake
- The drive lever (forwards = travel, backwards = brake)
- The ignition key
- the reversing switch

Now drag to the right with the right mouse button. Here is
- The IBIS passenger information device

If you look out the window, you can see the rear-view mirrors on the left and right. They pop out when you turn on the battery. - a description of the many colored buttons follows later

Here we go - the first start

Now direct your gaze forward again by pressing "1" or clicking on "View driver's cab" in the HUD. Then put your vehicle into operation as follows:

- Turn on the ignition switch (key "E" or with the mouse)
- Switch on the battery (key "P")
a) Mirrors fold out
b) The dashboard lights go on
c) headlights on (exterior view)
- Raise the pantograph (button "?" Top row next to 0)
(check outside if it is high)
- Turn on the main switch (key "^" top row next to the backspace key)
- Reversing switch to forward (in the HUD or key "W"
- Check departure signal (keypad 1, top row, 2nd lamp = glowing green?)
- Push the drive lever forward in the HUD or push the "A" button

Your subway will start now, provided everything has been done and the doors are closed. The keys mentioned here concern the CH keyboards in contrast to the manual, which describes keyboard access in English.

(This information can also be found below in the "CHECKLIST" chapter)

The door control

a special feature of this subway is the door control. If something is not ready here, you cannot let the train run. So practice this step too:

The door is controlled either with the mouse using the keys in key block 1 to the right of the speedometer, or using key functions. The first 3 rows from top to bottom are set up in keypad 1 for door operation.

When it comes to door control, we know
- Door release on the left or right side
This means that travelers can open with the push of a button
- open all doors
This means that all doors on one side open

Test it out at the stop. If the platform is on the right, then with the right, if it is on the left, then with the left. But be careful! The doors can also be opened on the "wrong" side and it is also possible to open both sides at the same time.

- release the "door release" on the side that you can see better outside (red button, keypad 1, bottom row on the left)
In the outside view you can see how individual doors open
The red lamp you pressed is on
Instead of pressing a button, this can also be done with the L and J buttons
- Now end the door release by pressing the yellow key or the K key on the keypad
It takes about 3 seconds for all doors to close. The red lamp goes out, the yellow one lights up. A signal sounds, asking you to confirm the door closure (click on the yellow lamp or press K again.
- After acknowledging that the door has been closed, the signal tone stops and the green lamp above for "Ready to drive" lights up.

If you open all the doors instead of releasing the doors (at end stations, to let in air or to help passengers, then the process is the same.
- Blue key on one side or keyboard = press "O" or "U" = open all doors
- Press the red key between the blue ones or the keyboard "I" = close all doors
- after approx. 3 seconds everything is closed and the yellow lamp asks for confirmation
- Press the yellow button or "K", door closure is confirmed
- green readiness for departure lights up.

Please note !

Please note:
The train can only be moved when the green ready-to-drive lamp (keypad 1, top row, 2nd button) lights up.

after an emergency stop:
Stop all the way
wait a moment
Press the main switch ("?")
With a little patience and perseverance, your vehicle will then drive on. It is easier to never pull the red drive lever all the way down, which would trigger the emergency braking.

the subway manual:
You can find this on the installation DVD under Manual. Commissioning and door control are briefly explained on page 17. An explanation of the keys on the remote can be found on pages 14-16, although the keyboard information for the CH keyboard is not always correct.

Here are some pictures first

As already mentioned in the previous chapter, it is important to know the controls in the driver's cab. Although all functions can be operated via the keyboard, operation with the mouse is much more realistic and, once you are familiar with the buttons, also easier.

It is also very useful to activate the PC loudspeaker. You can also hear the signal tones and, after switching on the main switch, the tone of the electrical devices.

to the pictures

Image 1 = looking ahead with speedometer
Image 2 = Console 1 to the right of the speedometer with door controls, indicators, etc.
Image 3 = console 2 to the left of the speedometer
Image 4 = console 3 left side wall
Fig. 5 = Drive switch area with ignition lock, reversing switch and emergency brake button
Fig. 6 = IBIS device for passenger information
Fig. 7 = to the right of the IBIS device

Many of these colored buttons have no function. The controls largely correspond to the original vehicle, but only those buttons that have a function in the TS are activated.

Image 1, looking ahead


Console 1 to the right of the speedometer


Door controls, indicators, etc.

This console is important for operation. Here you will find the buttons for the door control, for the direction indicators and for the breakdown indicator.

There are the following options for door control:
- Door release, the passengers can open the doors if desired by pressing a button
- Open all doors, all doors of the train open on one side
- The doors can also be opened on the opposite side (for service, etc.)
- Close doors, block door release, forced closing (red button in the middle)
- End door release (yellow button)

Console 2 on the left


Console 2 to the left of the speedometer

Console 3 left side


Console 3 left side wall

Driving switch area


Front left drive switch area

IBIS device passenger information


IBIS passenger information device in the front right

right side


Keyboard or mouse

The key combinations mentioned in the manual do not correspond to the Swiss keyboard, but to a foreign variant. There are therefore deviations for CH keyboards. Alternatively, however, everything can also be operated very nicely with the mouse.

For vehicle commissioning and door operation, read HERE first
You can see a first overview of the arrangements in the driver's cab in the pictures HERE

And here are the explanations for the switches in the driver's cab:

The informator

The Informator is an independent Windows program that processes the information that your vehicle needs for the IBIS device in order to process destination information and announcements from the stations.

You start this program before you start your driving in the simulator. Choose
- under Win 7 = START - all programs - Just Trains - U-Bahn Frankfurt the program with the name "U-Bahn_Frankfurt_Informator
- under Win 10 you will find the same if you click on "all apps" and then select Just Trains

This software is installed by the installation program in the STEAM directory under
..... \ Steam \ Steamapps \ common \ RailWorks \ JustTrains \ U-Bahn Frankfurt \ Informator \ Informator.exe

If you do not program the Informator, you can take the subway, but the announcements and destination banners do not work.

To operate the Informator, read the procedure in the next section (checklists) or look in the manual on pages 23 and following

Checklists for the most important operations

Here you can find a short version to print out

The Informator = Before the start of the TS

) It makes sense to create a shortcut to the Informator on the desktop)

- Start the Informator app BEFORE start of the train simulator
- A window with 4 lines opens
- Click on the yellow OFF, it becomes an ON
- Click on the arrow in the white field
- Select "Frankfurt am Main" in the menu that opens
- Click again on the arrow in the white field
- Select the subway line you want in the menu that opens
- Click again on the arrow in the white field
- Now select the starting station and the direction of travel
- In the window head you can see the next stop behind the red arrow

If the direction of travel and start are not correct, you can change this with the II or I button.

The Informator must not be closed now. Leave this open in the background and start the TS. Then choose your desired journey (route and departure station). You can play the announcement with the> key, switch to the next with >> or go back to the previous one with <<.

After you have started the TS and selected the appropriate line, you sit in the driver's cab.
Now follow the "Commissioning" checklist until you switch on the main switch. Then look at the IBIS device, which now needs to be programmed.

Commissioning of the vehicle

Put the vehicle into operation:

E = turn on the ignition switch
P = switch on battery voltage
? = Pantograph high
^ = Switch on the main switch
W = switch the reversing switch to forward
green? = Check departure signal
A = raise the travel switch

Set up the IBIS passenger information device

After switching on the vehicle (see commissioning to switching on the main switch), turn to the IBIS device. This should now be lit.

Entering the line:
= click on the left button below (course)
- Enter the number on the IBIS on-screen keyboard (e.g. 2)
- then click OK with the mouse
- now the screen says "Course '2"

Entering the line number:
= click on the second button below from the left (line)
- The display L / Z flashes in the bishopric
- Enter 9 and the line number on the on-screen keyboard (92)
- 91 for U1, 92 for U2 etc.
- click with the mouse on o.K.

Entering the destination train station:
= Click on DESTINATION in the lower buttons
- The 3-digit display is now flashing
- Now look for the target code in the manual
(Example for Gonzenheim 716)
(a code list can also be found HERE)
- after ok the list of stops appears in the right part.
- Your current location is FULL DOWN, the next train station above
- The destination is at the top
- If your location is not correct, you can correct it with the blue buttons on the right

If you start driving now, the destination display should be correct and the announcement at the next train station should be correct.
Each time you leave the station you have to press the 4th button below > click on the IBIS, the announcement for the next train station will then be played.

To do at stops

At stops:

Retract, brake (without emergency brake !!)
Door release on the right side

Close doors or end release
Press the yellow lamp for the acknowledgment signal
Wait for the shutdown command for the green lamp

After leaving the IBIS, press the> button

for next trip =

To prepare for the next trip, close TS, then reset Informator, then restart.

List of lines

So that those who are not familiar with the location can also have fun, I try to work out helpful information in this section.
On the next page you will find a PDF file for viewing and printing

- Overall subway plan (all lines on one side) of the TS simulation
- Line plans of the U1 to U9 with all stops of the TS simulation
- the original route map of the Frankfurter Verkehrsbetriebe RMV
- the route tables for each line with
Speed ​​information
Connection lines
Information from TS portals and sidings
Indication of whether the station is above ground or underground

List of subway lines in Frankfurt

In the TS addition "U-Bahn-Frankfurt", the subways of Frankfurt are almost completely included. Only line 5 is only partially included. To make the overview easier for you, you can find the following downloads here:

- U-Bahn overall plan, overview (overview of the TS U-Bahn)
- Individual plans for lines U1 to U9 (1 page per line to TS U-Bahn)
- Original express train map of the RMV (Original RMV)

Complete overview as a PDF file

Line plans as pdf files (10 pages)

Original plan RMV Frankfurt

Route tables / station lists

Setting the IBIS device

As mentioned in the checklist, the "Informator" must first be activated and set before the TS 2016 starts (IBIS device enter the data.

- course number
- Line code
- Enter the start / finish code

The course number

If no number is given in the tasks, any number can be entered here. For a course number 02 just enter a 2, then click OK.

the line name

We make a distinction in the simulation
- special target displays
- official line numbers (e.g. U4)

Special target ads are
80 - destination display "tram"
83 - Target indicator black
84 - destination display "school bus"
85 - Goal display "Soccer"
86 - Target display "Fair"
87 - Target display "Bembel"
88 - Target display "Airplane"
89 - IAA destination display
90 - Target display "Christmas tree"

Line names have these codes:
91 - U1
92 - U2
93 - U3
94 - U4 etc. to 99 - U9

Codes of the destination stations

These codes, together with the line code, indicate your route to the IBIS device. This creates the list of stopping points. The following entries are possible:

the special codes for all lines:
645 - empty run
701 - test car - do not get on
702 - driving school - do not get in
703 - special car - do not get on
754 - empty train - do not board

for destination display of line U1:
710 - destination Heddernheim
711 - destination Ginnheim
712 - Destination Südbahnhof
714 - destination Roman city
715 - Destination Eschenheimer Tor

for destination display of line U2:
710 - destination Heddernheim
712 - Destination Südbahnhof
715 - Eschenheimer Tor
716 - Bad Homburg

for destination display of line U3:
710 - destination Heddernheim
712 - Destination Südbahnhof
715 - Destination Eschenheimer Tor
717 - destination Oberursel train station
718 - destination Oberursel Hohemark
719 - destination Oberursel Bommersheim

for destination display of line U4:
707 - destination Konstablerwache
708 - destination Bornheim Seckbacher Landstrasse
709 - destination main station
724 - destination Enkheim
728 - destination Bockenheimer Warte

for destination display of line U5:
707 - destination Konstablerwache
709 - destination main station
726 - destination Preingesheim
727 - destination Eckenheimer Landstrasse

for destination display of line U6:
707 - destination Konstablerwache
720 - destination Praunheim Heerstrasse
721 - destination Ostbahnhof
722 - Destination Industriehof
728 - destination Bockenheimer Warte
729 - destination zoo

for destination display of line U7:
707 - destination Konstablerwache
715 - Destination Eschenheimer Tor
722 - Destination Industriehof
723 - destination Johanna Tesch-Platz
724 - destination Enkheim
725 - destination Hausen
728 - destination Bockenheimer Warte
729 - destination zoo

for destination display of line U8:
710 - destination Heddernheim
715 - Destination Eschenheimer Tor
779 - destination Riedberg

for destination display of line U9:
711 - destination Ginnheim
713 - destination Nieder-Eschbach
714 - destination Roman city

New version of the Frankfurt II subway

U-Bahn Frankfurt II can be installed in addition to the previous U-Bahn add-on. The new route will be installed separately and will not overwrite the previous one. Version 1 will remain in its entirety as an independent route alongside the new version.

For more information on the "U-Bahn Frankfurt II" version, click HERE