SIGNAL+DRAHT | Ausgabe 03/2012

The European standard of interlocking requirements is emerging

März 2012 | Maarten Werff, Mirko Blazic

The long-term ambition for standardi­zation of functional requirements for interlocking systems has recently at­tained results. Now the functionali­ty of a complete European interlock­ing system has been harmonized and defined. A reduction of system life cycle costs is envisioned, by reduc­ing country-specific functionalities to the minimum. This paper describes the road map to the development of standardized interlocking systems for both conventional and ERTMS com­pliant applications.