Home and Distant Signals

Among other reasons, due to the different developments in both parts of Germany during the Division, German Railways are currently using seven (!) different signal systems.

The signal systems that are currently in use are:

The systems of Colour Light Signals (Lichtsignale):

At the electric urban railways (S-Bahn) in Berlin and Hamburg special signals are used. These system was invented in 1928 and was the first German colour light system. The S-Bahnen are isolated systems but are operated by the DBAG so their signalling goes in here as well: