SIGNAL+DRAHT | Issue 10/2002

Migration Strategy for Signalling Systems in the Netherlands

October 2002 | Bogdan Godziejewski, Henk Scholten, Maarten Werff

The standard signalling equipment of the Dutch railway network consists of the relay-based generation of interlockings and network-wide, fail-safe ATP systems, together with the first generation of electronic interlockings. The upcoming challenges are to enable the expected growth of railway traffic and to fulfil the legislative demands of the EU. Presently the Dutch railways infrastructure manager, Rail-infrabeheer, is preparing a country-wide modernisation of the signalling infrastructure, based on the life-cycle costs approach.