Cover signal

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The cover signal (abbreviation: Dksig ) is a railway signal . It secures special danger spots on the track , e.g. B. movable bridges in port areas or on the open road, level access to the platform (where passengers have to cross the track when getting on and off) or special level crossings.

The cover signal is assigned to a cover point . If the cover point performs the tasks of a block point , the cover signal can also be a block signal .

In front of movable railway bridges (rotating, lifting, bascule or ferry bridges), level crossings, platform entrances or plant connections, the adjustable protection signal Sh 2 was originally used as a cover signal, the earlier cover disk Ve 1.Signal equipment of this type is now extremely rare (see Photo: Cover plate in front of the bascule bridge in the port of Stralsund).


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