Digitalization of interlocking system to optimize logistics in railway transportation

Sipho Nzama, Arnesh Telukdarie

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Effective logistics management plays a crucial role in the railway industry for transporting goods and people. There is a need to improve the railway infrastructure to meet today's increasing demand for railway transportation. Digitalising the railways help improve the old dilapidated infrastructure which could cause train delays in railway logistics. Interlocking testing is a priority, requiring stringent procedures guided by rail safety regulations. Historically interlocking testing required significant protocols and effort resulting in expensive resource allocation in the form of personnel, equipment, and time. This study examines modernised technology that presents the new configuration setup and improves processes that can potentially replace traditional methods. The findings of this study prove that the use of this new technology in railways can significantly reduce the amount of time spent on this process, increase the reliability, and save on human resources.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-36
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Business Analytics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020


  • Authentication Of Interlocking FAT Tests
  • Automated Testing
  • Digital
  • Interlocking System Configuration
  • Logistics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management


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