From: tk2 
Subject: Re: For the railnews
To: (Erik Sandblom)
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 1999 08:59:46 +0200 (MET DST)

Erik Sandblom wrote:

> What's EBuLa? "elektronischen Buchfahrplan" -- sounds like some timetable
> system?

Elektronischer Buchfahrplan und Verzeichnis der Langsamfahrstellen

Traditionally the locomotive driver has a timetable book (Buch-
fahrplan) and a book of temporary restricted speed sections 
(Verzeichnis der Langsamfahrstellen, briefly called "La"). For
each train, a "Buchfahrplan" had to be printed for all locomo-
tives which might pull this train, and a new "La" for all loco-
motives each time there is a new building site or one is com-

>From 1999/2000 on, these are replaced by EBuLa, an electronic 
system which displays the train's timetable and speed 
restrictions on a flat screen. Less paperwork, easier 
information. I believe that the information is currently stored
on a floppy or CD, but in future it might even be updated via

tobias benjamin
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