SIGNAL+DRAHT | Issue 03/2001

Electronic Control System MCDS - A Status Report

March 2001 | Hartmut Thies

The article describes the various MCDS applications and the history of its development from 1989 until today. The system’s main fields of application are electronic interlockings and remote controls of relay interlockings in regional line and industrial railway applications. In the different projects a large variety of operational requirements were satisfied. This variety confirms the enormous flexibility of the MCDS, the major characteristic of this system.