The interlocking subschema will focus on information that infrastructure managers and signal manufacturing industry typically maintain in signal plans and route locking tables:
- Data transfer: a standard data exchange format will allow the automation of data transfer, which is the process of adapting a railway interlocking and signaling system to a specific yard.
- Simulation programs: the railML® IL schema allows modelers to quickly absorb information about the interlocking systems such as timing behavior and routes and analyze the impact on railway capacity.
The subschema is currently under development with the participation of some European infrastructure managers and the signal manufacturing industry based on railML 3 and UIC's RailTopoModel.
- A list of use cases for railML's interlocking scheme can be found here IL:UseCases.
- Interlocking Concepts — explanations of some basic modelling concepts to this subschema: