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Advanced Trains

Advanced Trains (technical name “advtrains”) is a mod for the Minetest engine. It features realistic trains and various equipment for railways, with a focus on automated train operation. It should work with any game.

Main features

  • A small selection of different trains (passenger and goods trains) (see the Train Catalogue)
  • Almost-realistic tracks with actual curves and switches
  • Railway signals, controllable by various means
  • ATC: simple, command-like automatic train control
  • LuaATC: powerful Lua-scripted automatic train operation (requires some programming knowledge)
  • An Interlocking system, featuring track sections, routes and automatic stopping before signals


The source code for Advtrains is available on Latest version is 2.2.1.

Old versions prior to August 2018 are available on GitHub. @gpcf also mirrored versions prior to February 2017.

Installation instructions

The easiest way to install advtrains is by using the Package Manager inside the Minetest main menu. or here

You can also use Git to install advtrains. Once you installed Git, clone the Advtrains repository with these commands:

git clone

Then enable Advtrains in the world settings. You can also enable each mod individually.

The git repository contains a directory called 'assets'. It contains the .blend and .xcf files for some of the assets. This directory is not required to run advtrains.

Forum page

Main source for download and install instructions, announcements and discussion is the Minetest Forum topic, located at:

So, what's the purpose of this wiki?

This wiki supersede the information at and Unlike these pages, you are free to improve the wiki contents, as it is open wiki licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International.


You can contribute to advtrains in various ways:

  • Report bugs and problems on the Bug Tracker
  • Help with development by fixing a bug or implementing a feature and sending a patch to orwell ät bleipb döt de
  • Contribute to documentation on this wiki

Note: Registering on the wiki is currently disabled due to spam issues. Please write me an email (orwell ät bleipb döt de) or PM me on the forum if you want an account. I dont actually need your e-mail address if you dont want to share it with me.

Note 2: When you open a Bug, please note that I might not respond to this. This doesn't mean that I don't take the bug serious, it rather means that your bug report is certainly valid and correct. I try to fix the things you report, but currently my time to work on the project is limited. (if something's wrong, I will respond)


A big Thank You goes to Maxime Launois and Blockhead, who have contributed large parts of this wiki.

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