This scenario shows the station of Grötzingen, an eastern suburb of Karlsruhe.
The station is one of the connections between Karlsruhe’s urban tram and mainline train network. This is was where the first tram-train line was opened in the year 1992.
Two timetables are included, one runs from 12:00 to 14:00, displaying the normal daytime pattern. It is the easier timetable, lasting only two hours and the southern mainline track pair can be operated entirely separate from the tram-train tracks.
Simulated services are the S4 from the tram network to Bretten, some continuing towards Heilbronn. It operates every 20 minutes, two per hour as Local trains making all stops, the other is an Express train only stopping in Jöhlingen West.
The S5 comes from the tram network and continues on the light rail to Söllingen, from there some continue towards Pforzheim. It runs every 10 minutes.
On the mainline tracks, regional and intercity trains are running between Karlsruhe and Pforzheim towards Stuttgart and Nürnberg, none of them make a stop in this map.
The other timetable shows the evening peak from 16:00 to 19:00. It is more difficult, an hour longer and there are multiple peak services changing onto the mainline tracks.
In addition to the normal daytime services, on the S4 there are Sprinter trains, an even faster express category that has no stops between Karlsruhe and Bretten. Unlike the Local and Express S4 trains, the Sprinters continues on the mainline tracks to Durlach and Karlsruhe Main Station. There are two daily trip pairs, the evening pair is included here.
On the S5, two hourly Express trains without stops run from the tram network to Pforzheim on the mainline tracks. Note these two trains exit the map on the left track and only switch to the right at the next station outside the map. An hour later, another Sprinter runs on the mainline tracks to Pforzheim. Their return trips run as Sprinters from Pforzheim to Durlach and Karlsruhe Main Station, stopping in Grötzingen.
All passenger trains are running according to the 2017 schedule. A couple of freight trains are also running on the mainline, though with a fictional schedule.
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