TRAFFIC AND INTERLOCKING SIMULATION IN RAILWAY OPERATION: THEORY AND PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS
The society demands high safety level, efficiency and economical operation of the railway traffic. One of the key factors to achieve these aims is the human - the personnel operating and controlling railway traffic as well as the personnel supervising track side and on-board safety equipment, such as signaling and interlocking systems, point machines etc. To ensure the low level of human errors, efficient training programs and supporting tools have to be created. Some of the supporting tools are simulators, simulating the traffic, the interlocking or the on-board man-machine interface for different purposes. In the paper, the way how simulators can be designed as re-configurable ones also the data base serving as basic information storage for simulation will be explained.