Railway Signalization and Interlocking Design via Automation Petri Nets

Durmus M. S., Soylemez M. T.

7th Asian Control Conference (ASCC 2009), Hong Kong, PEOPLES R CHINA, 27 - 29 August 2009, pp.1558-1563 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Hong Kong
  • Country: PEOPLES R CHINA
  • Page Numbers: pp.1558-1563
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Signalization and interlocking systems play a vital role to provide safe transportation in railway systems [1]. Transportation on railways can be achieved confidently by the safety provided by these systems. Different methods including Petri Nets (PNs) can be used in designing such systems. In this study, interlocking and signalization design for a sample railway yard is achieved by Automation Petri Nets (APNs) which is an extended type of PNs. Once the model is obtained using APNs then it can easily be implemented into a programmable logic controller (PLC).