Subsidiary signals are usually mounted at a colour light or semaphore signal post
|Zs 1||Ersatzsignal / Substitution signal:
(Small head below or additional lamps at main signal head.)
main signal at danger or defective may be passed. Speed limit 40 km/h applies in points zone
|Same as above, but only a single blinking light within main signal's head. This is standard in DR area with Hl signals, in DB area used only with Ks signals.|
|Zs 2||Richtungsanzeiger / Destination
Route is set towards station letter shows (usually first letter of next mayor station's name)
|Zs 2v||Richtungsvoranzeiger / Destination announcing indicator|
||Geschwindigkeitsanzeiger / Speed
Displayed speed limit applies in points zone after indicator.
Above board, below light signal. The triangle usually
points downwards, but may be inverted if mounted as dwarf or on top of
a signal head.
||Geschwindigkeitsvoranzeiger / Speed
announcing indicator (Expect a Zs 3).
Above board below light signal. The triangle usually points downwards,
but may be inverted if mounted as dwarf or on top of a signal
Beschleunigungsanzeiger(DB), K-Scheibe(DR) / Acceleration indicator:
driver should use maximum timetable speed to shorten driving time.
Above hand signal (Fahrzeit kürzen/shorten driving time), below light signal.
Verzögerungsanzeiger(DB), L-Scheibe(DR) / Delay indicator:
driver should lower speed by about 30 %.
Above hand signal(Langsam/slow) below light signal.
/ Counter Line Indicator:
Proceed aspect for Gleiswechselbetrieb (route is set to the counter line: on a double line with bi-directional traffic, this is usually the left line). On older installations may have a diamond-shaped backplane.
Top left: new/DB version, top right: DR version, lower: reflective board
|Zs 7||Vorsichtssignal / Cautiousness
main signal at danger or defective may be passed. Proceeding on sight applies towards next main signal.
(This one may be a small head that comes in various shapes below the main head, or it is displayed with additional lamps within the main signal head.)
Counter Line Substitution Signal:
main signal at danger or defective may be passed. Route is set to the wrong line (on a double line where Falschfahrbetrieb [wrong line operation] is in force, this is the left line). Speed limit 40 km/h applies in points zone, 100 km/h on open line until next station. (See also note for Zs 7 above)
|Zs 9||Bahnübergangstafel (Level crossing board): Mounted at or close to the post of a main signal with red, white-black-white-black-white, or white-yellow-white-yellow-white post plate covering a level crossing. If that main signal must be passed at danger, train must stop at level crossing and train staff must secure the crossing manually.|
|Zs 10||Endesignal ("End Signal") / End of
Speed limit given by Hp 2 or Zs 3 ends before point area, when train has passed this signal. This signal is valid only for train movements governed by main signals.
|Zs 12||M-Tafel / "M" board: main signal at
danger or defective may be passed also by signalman's verbal
(Otherwise a Zs signal or a written order would be needed)
In Hamburg, also applies to a line-close signal (Sh 0) which is adjacent to the main signal.
|Zs 13||Stumpfgleis- und
Frühhaltanzeiger / Dead end line and short entry indicator:
Entrance route to dead-end-line or short entrance route.
Instead of this signal, a Zs 3 with indication "2" or "3" may be used.
|Zs 103||Rautentafel ("Diamond Board"): Stop
aspect (Hp 0) is not valid for shunting movements:
Shunting movements may ignore stop aspect.
Mounted below post plate of some Hl main signals or at semaphore main signals