“Interlockings in the cloud” will revolutionize long-distance rail transport. With this system, interlockings as well as operator control logic can be centralized at one location, free of spatial limitations. This will provide operators with unprecedented flexibility and cost savings for their infrastructure and operations – naturally without any compromises in safety and security. Use of the multicore technology also offers additional potential for boosting efficiency. Siemens is already working with partners on implementing these advanced technologies.