At the heart of train timing is detailed information about the route being travelled. For over 20 years, the RPS has been producing distance charts for its members.
Initially this was for the UK and the extended to cover France and Ireland. Charts have already been produced for much of Spain.
Two styles of chart are in operation, for the UK and Ireland a table approach has been used whilst for France and Spain a graphical desing is in use. Although the format varies between countries, the charts provide details of
- Stations on the route
- Details of major structures - Tunnels and Viaducts
- other suitable timing points between stations
- Permanent Speed Restrictions (PSRs)
The charts are printed in loose leaf A5 format, and updated on a regular basis.
Click on the links below to view the two different styles -
RPS MEMBERS: Extra subheadings will appear in the left-hand navigation bar with links to the full list of downloadable distance charts. The distance chart editor will post any news on new and upgraded distance charts within the forum. If the extra menus have not appeared, you are either not logged in, or your user status may need to be upgraded.