Track & Civil: Procedures

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The State in which the document is applicable is shown in the Applicability table.

Note, documents marked with NSW applicability also apply to QLD by default.

ARTC Track & Civil Code of Practice

ARTC’s objective is to have common standards across its network.

The SA/WA/Vic CoP has been updated so that it can be adopted across the ARTC network. This updated document is divided into Sections dealing with specific infrastructure elements. Matters that relate to several infrastructure elements concurrently (e.g. matters that relate to the rail support system) are accounted for by the CoP by addressing these matters in the component elements. The details described in one Section may therefore be linked to those in another Section. The entire CoP should therefore be understood prior to application and all interfaces and elements identified and accounted for.

Many of the NSW standards inherited from RIC have also been rebadged and reformatted to support the CoP.

Sections of the updated CoP and their supporting documents are available on the ARTC Intranet and Extranet under the Engineering discipline of Track & Civil. The sections and their supporting documents are listed under specific infrastructure elements. Take note of the columns “document type” and “applicability”.

This ARTC CoP has drawn on the Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB) National Code of Practice Volume 4, Track and Civil Infrastructure, but is not identical. The ARTC CoP has been subject to Risk Assessment as required by the various State Rail Safety Regulators. The results of these risk assessments have made it necessary to deviate from the RISSB Code in some areas. ARTC maintains traceability of the differences.

General back to top

Number Title Last Updated Version
Document Type
Applicability
       
(under current document structure)
SA (S) WA (W) VIC (V) NSW (N) QLD (Q)
General
Appendices Appendices to ARTC CoP 01 May 06 1.0 CoP Appendix S W V    
ETG-00-01 Airstrips 18 Jan 16 1.5 CoP Appendix S W      
ETP-00-02 Performance Measures for Track and Civil Infrastructure 04 Nov 10 1.0 Procedure S W V N Q
EGS 09 General requirements for airspace developments 09 Mar 05 1.2 NSW Std       N Q
EYP 01 Compilation of historical records for buildings marked for demolition 09 Mar 05 1.2 NSW Std       N Q
EYP 02 Management of Railways Heritage 09 Mar 05 1.2 NSW Std       N Q
EYP 03 Preparation and Issue of Certificate of Heritage Status 09 Mar 05 1.2 NSW Std       N Q
Configuration
ETF-00-01 Mixed Gauge Track 19 Jun 08 1.3 CoP Appendix S W V    
Examination
ETE-00-01 Calibration of Track Inspection and Testing Equipment 16 Jan 09 2.2 Common Standard S W V N Q
Training
ETP-00-01 Written Practice for the Training, Competency Assessment and Certification of Personnel in Nondestructive Testing to American Society of NDT’s: SNT-TC-1A (2001 Edition) 27 Mar 08 1.0 Policy S W V N Q
ETT-00-01 Re-certification of Rail Welder Competency 16 Mar 17 1.0 Procedure S W V N Q

Track and Civil Management Systemback to top

Number Title Last Updated Version
Document Type
Applicability
       
(under current document structure)
SA (S) WA (W) VIC (V) NSW (N) QLD (Q)
Section 0 Track and Civil Management System 08 Nov 11 1.5 CoP Section S W V N Q
ETW-00-01 ARTC Track & Civil Code of Practice Response Booklet 26 Mar 18 1.4 Work Instruction S W V N Q
Design
ETD-00-01 Drawing Standard for Plans Showing Horizontal Alignment - Supersedes TEP 24 18 Jun 10 1.1 NSW Std       N Q
ETD-00-02 Specification - Signals, Track Warning - Supersedes BOS 03 18 Jun 10 1.1 NSW Std       N Q
ETD-00-03 Alignment Survey - Supersedes TEP 25 18 Jun 10 1.1 NSW Std       N Q
ETD-00-04 Control Surveys - Supersedes TEP 21, TEP 22, TEP 23, TEP 27, EYP 04 18 Jun 10 1.1 NSW Std       N Q
ETD-00-05 Infrastructure Requirements for Unit Train Loading and Unloading Facilities for Coal and Mineral Products - TDS 15 08 Apr 11 1.2 NSW Std       N Q
ETD-00-06 ‘Light Duty’ Maintenance Siding Specification 08 Apr 11 1.2 NSW Std       N Q
Construction
ETC-00-02 New Track Construction 23 Mar 18 1.0 Inland Rail     V N Q
Examination
ETE-00-02 Track Patrol, Front of Train and General and Detailed Inspections - Supersedes TEP 04, TEP 07, TEP 13 (in part), TEP 14, TES 07 28 Jun 16 1.7 Common Standard S W V N Q
ETE-00-03 Civil Technical Maintenance Plan
Note, this v3.5 remains current until version 4.0 is progressively implemented by Provisioning Centre.
11 Apr 17 3.5 Common Standard S W V N Q
ETE-00-03 Civil Technical Maintenance Plan
Note, this v4.0 is being progressively implemented by Provisioning Centre.
24 sep 18 4.0 Common Standard S W V N Q
ETE-00-04 Infrastructure Inspections for Non-Operational Lines - Supersedes TES 01 18 Jun 10 1.1 NSW Std       N Q
Configuration
ETF-00-01 Track Fastenings - Supersedes TCS 03, TDS 03, TEP 01 18 Jun 10 1.1 NSW Std       N Q

Rail back to top

Number Title Last Updated Version
Document Type
Applicability
       
(under current document structure)
SA (S) WA (W) VIC (V) NSW (N) QLD (Q)
Section 1 Rail 22 Jul 16 3.3 CoP Section S W V N Q
ETG-01-01 Rail General Appendix 22 Dec 11 1.2 CoP Appendix S W V    
ETG-01-02 Management of Rail Defects 27 May 13 1.1 CoP Appendix S W V    
ETI-01-05 Bolt Hole Crack Limits 01 Dec 08 1.1 Instruction S W V N Q
Design
ETD-01-02 Track & Civil Code of Practice – Section 1 Rail – Technical Note for 60kg/m Tangent Rail Profile 22 Aug 18 1.0 Technical Note S W V N Q
Material
ETA-01-01 - ARTC Manufacture and Testing of Pre-Assembled Glued Insulated Rail Joints 8 Mar 11 1.2 Common Standard S W V N Q
ETA-01-02 ARTC Straightedge Specification 29 Sep 06 1.0 Common Standard S W V N Q
ETA-01-03 Specification for the Supply of Field Assembled Mechanical Insulated Joint Components - Supersedes TPS 06 18 Jun 10 1.1 NSW Std       N Q
Construction
ETC-01-04 Section 1 – Rail – Technical Note – Flash Butt Welding 10 Jun 16 1.0 Technical Note S W V N Q
ETC-01-06 ETC-01-06 Rail Weld Geometry Vertical Alignment and Match of Weld Collars Technical Note for ETM-01-01- Rail Weld Geometry Standard 13 Apr 18 1.0 Technical Note S        
Configuration
ETF-01-01 Used Rail and Welding Policy - Supersedes TMP 09 (in part), TMP 18, TES 06, TES 09, TES 10 05 Apr 11 1.2 NSW Std       N Q
Examination
ETE-01-01 Reporting and Investigation of Broken Rails, Welds and Insulated Joints 16 Oct 13 1.2 Common Standard S W V N Q
ETE-01-02 Ultrasonic Testing by Continuous Rail Flaw Detection Vehicle 16 Jan 09 1.2 Common Standard S W V N Q
ETE-01-03 Non-Destructive Testing of Rail (for Internal and Surface Defects) 25 Jul 18 1.8 Common Standard S W V N Q
Maintenance
ETM-01-01 Rail Weld Geometry Standard 16 Jan 09 1.2 Common Standard S W V N Q
ETM-01-02 Rail Reprofiling Standard for Plain Track 14 May 15 1.2 Common Standard S W V N Q
ETM-01-03 Re-railing and Anchoring - Supersedes TMP 08, TMP 16 06 Aug 12 2.0 NSW Std       N Q
ETM-01-04 Rail Defect Standards - Supersedes TES 02 18 Jun 10 1.1 NSW Std       N Q

Sleepers and Fastenings back to top

Number Title Last Updated Version
Document Type
Applicability
       
(under current document structure)
SA (S) WA (W) VIC (V) NSW (N) QLD (Q)
Section 2 Sleepers and Fastenings 16 Mar 17 2.6 CoP Section S W V N Q
ETG-02-01 Sleepers, Bearers and Fastenings General Appendix 01 May 06 1.0 CoP Appendix S W V    
Design
ETD-02-02 Resilient Rail Fastenings for Medium Duty Concrete Sleepers - Design 10 May 06 2.0 Common Standard S W V N Q
ETD-02-04 Resilient Rail Fastenings for Heavy Duty Concrete Sleepers - Design 10 May 06 1.0 Common Standard S W V N Q
ETD-02-05 Concrete Sleepers – Design 20 Jan 17 1.0 Common Standard S W V N Q
Material
ETA-02-01 Timber Sleeper and Turnout Specification 31 Oct 11 1.6 Common Standard S W V N Q
ETA-02-02 Reclaimed Sleeper Plates and Boring Patterns - Supersedes TCS 11 18 Jun 10 1.2 NSW Std       N Q
ETA-02-03 Steel Sleeper Specification - Supersedes TDS 05 05 Apr 11 1.2 NSW Std       N Q
Construction
ETC-02-03 Steel Sleepers Usage and Installation Standard – Supersedes TCS 10 4 May 15 1.0 Common Standard S W V N Q
ETC-02-04 Steel Sleepers Usage and Installation Procedure – Supersedes TCS 10 4 May 15 1.0 Common Standard S W V N Q
Configuration
ETF-02-01 Use of Resilient Fastenings - Supersedes TCS 06, TCS 07, TCS 08 05 Apr 11 1.2 NSW Std       N Q

Points and Crossings back to top

Number Title Last Updated Version
Document Type
Applicability
       
(under current document structure)
SA (S) WA (W) VIC (V) NSW (N) QLD (Q)
Section 3 Points and Crossings 10 Apr 17 2.8 CoP Section S W V N Q
ETG-03-01 Points and Crossings General Appendix 05 Jan 09 1.1 CoP Appendix S W V    
Design
ETD-03-02 Concrete Bearers - Design 06 Jan 14 1.1 Common Standard S W V N Q
Material
ETA-03-03 Technical Specification for Manufacture of Components for Points and Crossing Structures 18 Mar 08 1.0 Common Standard S W V N Q
Construction
ETC-03-01 Turnout Replacement 06 Jan 14 1.5 Common Standard S W V N Q
Configuration
ETF-03-01 Turnout Equipment - Supersedes ETI-02-01, ETI-02-02, ETI-03-02 18 Jun 10 1.1 NSW Std       N Q
Examination
ETE-03-01 Inspection of Points and Crossings: Procedure 11 Apr 17 2.1 Common Standard S W V N Q
Maintenance
ETM-03-01 Thornley Type 45 Lever - Installation and Maintenance Procedures - Supersedes LCP 02 18 Jun 10 1.1 NSW Std       N Q
ETM-03-02 Rail Profiling Turnouts Supersedes LMP 03 14 May 15 1.3 Common Standard S W V N Q
ETM-03-03 Maintenance of Crossings - Supersedes TMP 05, LMP 01, LMP 02 18 Jun 10 1.1 NSW Std       N Q

Ballast back to top

Number Title Last Updated Version
Document Type
Applicability
       
(under current document structure)
SA (S) WA (W) VIC (V) NSW (N) QLD (Q)
Section 4 Ballast 17 Sep 12 2.7 CoP Section S W V N Q
ETG-04-01 Ballast General Appendix 01 May 06 1.0 CoP Appendix S W V    
Material
ETA-04-01 Ballast Specification 18 May 07 1.1 Common Standard S W V N Q
Material
ETM-04-01 Ballast Stabilising Machines - Supersedes MDS 02, RC 4707 18 Jun 10 1.1 NSW Std       N Q

Track Geometry back to top

Number Title Last Updated Version
Document Type
Applicability
       
(under current document structure)
SA (S) WA (W) VIC (V) NSW (N) QLD (Q)
Section 5 Track Geometry 19 Mar 18 2.10 CoP Section S W V N Q
ETG-05-01 Track Geometry General Appendix 04 Nov 08 1.2 CoP Appendix S W V    
Configuration
ETF-05-01 Track Geometry Standards for Construction, Upgrading and Maintenance - Supersedes TCS 01, TCS 02, TMS 03 02 Jul 13 1.4 NSW Std       N Q
Maintenance
PP-135 Mechanised Track Surfacing 21 Nov 08 1.0 Process Procedure S W V N Q

Track Lateral Stability back to top

Number Title Last Updated Version
Document Type
Applicability
       
(under current document structure)
SA (S) WA (W) VIC (V) NSW (N) QLD (Q)
Section 6 Track Lateral Stability 19 Jul 13 2.5 CoP Section S W V N Q
Maintenance
ETM-06-08 Managing Track Stability 03 Jan 18 1.1 Procedure S W V N Q
ETM-06-09 Welded Track Stability Analysis 24 Mar 17 1.0 Procedure S W V N Q

Clearances back to top

Number Title Last Updated Version
Document Type
Applicability
       
(under current document structure)
SA (S) WA (W) VIC (V) NSW (N) QLD (Q)
Section 7 Clearances 03 Sep 12 2.4 CoP Section S W V N Q
ETD-07-01 Technical Note - Track Centre Guidance - Double Stack Corridors 08 Nov 17 3.0 Technical Note S W V N Q
ETG-07-01 Clearances General Appendix 01 May 06 1.0 CoP Appendix S W V    
Examination
ETE-07-01 Examination of Track and Structural Clearances - Supersedes TEP 10 18 Jun 10 1.2 NSW Std       N Q
Maintenance
ETM-07-01 Management of Clearances - Supersedes BDS 09 (in part), BDS 12, BDS 14 (in part), BDS 15, BDS 16, BDS 17, BDS 19, BOP 01 18 Jun 10 1.2 NSW Std       N Q

Earthworks back to top

Number Title Last Updated Version
Document Type
Applicability
       
(under current document structure)
SA (S) WA (W) VIC (V) NSW (N) QLD (Q)
Section 8 Earthworks 12 Jan 18 2.3 CoP Section S W V N Q
ETG-08-01 Earthworks General Appendix 01 May 06 1.0 CoP Appendix S W V    
Construction
ETC-08-02 Railway Earthworks 23 Oct 06 1.1 CoP Appendix S W V    
ETC-08-03 Earthworks Materials Specification 04 Dec 17 1.1 Inland Rail     V N Q
ETC-08-04 Earthworks Construction Specification 04 Dec 17 1.0 Inland Rail     V N Q
Maintenance
ETM-08-01 Earthworks, Formation and Capping Material - Supersedes RCP 01, RMP 07, TDS 08, TDS 12 - For Inland Rail refer to ETC-08-03 18 Jun 10 1.1 NSW Std       N Q

Structures back to top

Number Title Last Updated Version
Document Type
Applicability
       
(under current document structure)
SA (S) WA (W) VIC (V) NSW (N) QLD (Q)
Section 9 Structures 22 Sep 17 3.6 CoP Section S W V N Q
ETG-09-01 Structures Inventory 08 Sep 17 3.4 CoP Appendix S W V N Q
ETE-09-01 Structures Inspection 08 Sep 17 2.5 CoP Appendix S W V N Q
ETE-09-02 Structures Inspection Procedure 08 Sep 17 1.6 Manual S W V N Q

Flooding back to top

Number Title Last Updated Version
Document Type
Applicability
       
(under current document structure)
SA (S) WA (W) VIC (V) NSW (N) QLD (Q)
Section 10 Flooding 08 Nov 11 2.2 CoP Section S W V N Q
ETG-10-01 Flooding General Appendix 01 May 06 1.0 CoP Appendix S W V    
Design
ETD-10-01 Automatic Rainfall Monitoring - Supersedes RMP 04, RGP 01 18 Jun 10 1.1 NSW Std       N Q
ETD-10-02 Flooding - Technical Note 30 Mar 16 1.1 (under current document structure) Technical Note - Inland Rail     V N Q

Railway Operating Signs back to top

Number Title Last Updated Version
Document Type
Applicability
       
(under current document structure)
SA (S) WA (W) VIC (V) NSW (N) QLD (Q)
Section 11 Railway Operating Signs 08 Nov 11 2.2 CoP Section S W V N Q
ETG-11-01 Railway Signs General Appendix 01 May 06 1.0 CoP Appendix S W V    
Design
ETD-11-01 Trackside Monuments 23 Oct 06 1.1 CoP Appendix S W V    
Configuration
ETF-11-01 Permanent Trackside Signage 14 Oct 13 1.2 CoP Appendix S W V N Q
Maintenance
ETM-11-01 Trackside Warning Signs and Markings - Supersedes RDS 03, ESS 01 18 Jun 10 1.1 NSW Std       N Q

Fire Prevention and Control back to top

Number Title Last Updated Version
Document Type
Applicability
       
(under current document structure)
SA (S) WA (W) VIC (V) NSW (N) QLD (Q)
PP-167 Fire Prevention Management 12 Sep 07 1.1 Process Procedure     V    
ETM-13-01 Total Fire Bans 10 Sep 18 1.3 Procedure S W V N Q

Electrical Infrastructure back to top

Number Title Last Updated Version
Document Type
Applicability
       
(under current document structure)
SA (S) WA (W) VIC (V) NSW (N) QLD (Q)
Section 14 Electrical Infrastructure 08 Nov 11 2.2 CoP Section S W V N Q

Line of Sight back to top

Number Title Last Updated Version
Document Type
Applicability
       
(under current document structure)
SA (S) WA (W) VIC (V) NSW (N) QLD (Q)
Section 15 Line of Sight 01 May 06 1.0 CoP Section S W V    

Level Crossings back to top

Number Title Last Updated Version
Document Type
Applicability
       
(under current document structure)
SA (S) WA (W) VIC (V) NSW (N) QLD (Q)
Section 16 Level Crossings 08 Nov 11 2.2 CoP Section S W V N Q
ETG-16-01 Grade Crossings General Appendix 01 May 06 1.0 CoP Appendix S W V    
Design
ETD-16-01 Design Criteria for Pedestrian Crossings in Victoria 25 May 07 1.0 CoP Appendix     V    
ETD-16-04 Level Crossings - Configuration Standards - Supersedes XDS 01 08 Nov 11 1.2 NSW Std       N Q
ETD-16-02 Level Crossings - Design and Installation - Supersedes XDS 02 29 Nov 10 1.2 NSW Std       N Q
ETD-16-03 Pedestrian Level Crossings - Design and Installation - Supersedes XDS 03 18 Jun 10 1.1 NSW Std       N Q
Configuration
ETF-16-01 Establishing Minimum Protective Measures at Level Crossings 1 May 06 1.0 CoP Appendix S W V    
ETI-16-04 Passive Level Crossing Sign Assemblies 11 Apr 17 1.1 Instruction S W V N Q

Right of Way back to top

Number Title Last Updated Version
Document Type
Applicability
       
(under current document structure)
SA (S) WA (W) VIC (V) NSW (N) QLD (Q)
Section 17 Right of Way 16 Jul 13 2.3 CoP Section S W V N Q
ETG-17-02 Right of Way General Appendix 01 May 06 1.0 CoP Appendix S W V    
General
ETG-17-01 Installation of Utility Services and Pipelines within Railway Boundaries 26 Apr 06 1.0 Common Standard S W V N Q
Design
ETD-17-01 Leasing of Railway Land - Supersedes EGS 08 18 Jun 10 1.1 NSW Std       N Q
Maintenance
ETM-17-02 Boundary Fencing - Supersedes RMP 05 and RDS 01 18 Jun 10 1.1 NSW Std       N Q
EMP 01 Care and protection of underground pipes and cables 09 Mar 05 1.2 NSW Std       N Q
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