How To Make Powered Rails In Minecraft

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make powered rails in Minecraft using the recipe or in-game command.

Minecraft powered rails are a type of rail used by Redstone powered minecarts.

Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC’s Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC’s Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC’s Yes
PlayStation Edition PS3 & PS4 Yes

Materials Needed To Build Powered Rails

  • 6 Gold ingots
  • 1 Stick
  • 1 Redstone

Steps To Create A Minecraft Powered Rail

1. Open Your Crafting Menu

To make electric rails, you must first open your Minecraft crafting table. You should see the same grid as in the image below.

How To Make Powered Rails In Minecraft

2. Add The Powered Rail Ingredients To The Menu

On the work table, add the 6 gold bars, 1 bar, and 1 redstone powder to the grid.

You have to place the items on the grid exactly as shown in the picture below. In this first row, place 1 gold bar in the first space and 1 gold bar in the third space. In the second row, place 1 gold bar in the first box, 1 bar in the second box, and 1 gold bar in the third box. In the 3rd row, place 1 gold bar on the 1st space, 1 redstone on the 2nd space, and 1 gold bar on the 3rd space. This is the Minecraft motorized rails recipe!

How To Make Powered Rails In Minecraft

Once you’ve added the items to the craft grid as described above, you’ll see 6 electrical rails in the box on the right.

3. Move The Powered Rails To Your Inventory

Now drag the electric rails to your inventory so you can use them.

How To Make Powered Rails In Minecraft

You are done! Now you have motorized rails! Minecraft powered rails are a type of rail used by Redstone powered minecarts.

How To Make Powered Rails In Minecraft

Minecraft Powered Rail Command

You can also use a Give command to create motorized rails in Minecraft. The motorized lane command is available in the following editions of Minecraft:

  • Java edition
  • Pocket edition
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Educational Edition

To run the motorized rail command in Minecraft, open your chat window and enter the command below depending on the version you have.

Java Edition 1.13 and higher powered rail command

/give @p powered_rail 1

Pocket Edition, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition

/give @p golden_rail 1 0


1. Why won’t my Powered rails work in Minecraft?

Put the powered rail directly on the redstone block. Or, put a redstone torch below the block the powered rail is on. You can also put a lever on the ground next to the rail and flip it. And make sure it is a powered rail, and not an activator rail.

2. How often should you place powered rails?

every 38 blocks
To maintain top speed, place one powered rail every 38 blocks. An empty plain minecart will only travel eight blocks at top speed after passing over three powered rails. If you’d like to save resources, you can space out your powered rails, but your minecarts will lose speed.

3. How often do you need powered rails uphill?

Approximately 1 out of every 3 rails must be powered to travel uphill due to gravity.

4. What does activator rail do?

Activator rails cause any minecart that runs over them to drop off any player or material that is being transported. They can also be used to send a minecart from one detector rail to another. There are also several different kinds of minecarts that can travel on railways.

5. How do you power a Minecart?

Gravity: The simplest way to power your minecarts is gravity. All you need to do to get a cart going is to set up a section of rails on an incline and set a cart down.

6. How do you make powered rails?

To make powered rails, place 6 gold ingots, 1 stick, and 1 redstone (also called redstone dust) in the 3×3 crafting grid.

7. How many powered rails does a Redstone Torch power?

If they are not powered your minecart will grind to a halt. If they are powered your minecart will get a speed boost. To power your rails place a redstone torch next to the rails or a torch just beneath the block the rail is on top of. A torch will power any adjacent rails up to nine rails.

8. How far can powered rails be apart?

Powered rails propagate power to each other if they are adjacent and part of the same track, for up to 9 blocks from the power source (1 being powered directly which is propagated to 8 adjacent rails).

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