How it works
This electronic interlocking system is a signal system that allocates rails to prevent two trains from coming onto the same track at the same time. This ensures that the train runs smoothly without accidents. Its main function is to ensure that there is no change in the train signal system. The track on which the train is traveling is completely empty. The train stops without giving the green signal until it can move. If there is any obstacle then the signal will be in red color.
After this electronic interlocking system became available, train accidents have reduced drastically. Along with these, the security in the railways has become more robust. This electronic interlocking system works on the basis of computers for all train movement and control. Before this electronic interlocking system was available, there were separate employees for it. Computers are being used instead of humans as part of the technology upgrade. Earlier rods and switches were used to control the signals.
Trains can be controlled by signals with an electronic interlocking system. It is very simple, accurate and avoids many accidents. This electronic interlocking system uses sensors and feedback devices to know exactly where the trains are on the track. Electronic interlocking system is being connected with train detection system, signals, points and track circuits for further improvement. All this together will ensure that no two trains arrive on the same track at the same time.
With this electronic interlocking system, which route to go and which route to leave can be controlled. Route release, point operations, track occupancy monitoring, overlap protection, crank handle operations, level crossing gate interlocking, provision for block working are also possible.