Eurolocking is now available for the Dutch rail network. Rail infrastructure provider ProRail has approved the system following extensive testing. This is the first time that an open system of this type has appeared on the rail market. Eurolocking is an open system, which means that railways can modify and maintain it themselves. This makes it possible to ensure safety at a lower cost.
ProRail had been on the lookout for a new type of interlocking for some time, as some 15% of Dutch interlockings are due for replacement in the coming 10 years. Currently, 80% of the Dutch rail network is equipped with conventional relay interlockings. ProRail has now approved PLC Interlocking (known as Eurolocking outside the Netherlands) for use throughout the Netherlands, paving the way for worldwide utilization of the system.
From: Spoorpro.nl, 2013-01-22.