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Track & Civil: Procedures

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

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      
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
ETP-00-04 Calibration of Track Inspection and Testing Equipment (formerly ETE-00-01) 05 Apr 23 1.0 Procedure S W V N Q
Training
ETP-00-01 Training, Competency Assessment and Certification of Personnel in Nondestructive Testing to American Society of NDT’s: SNT-TC-1A (2001 Edition) 23 Jan 23 1.1 Procedure S W V N Q
ETT-00-01 Re-certification of Rail Welder Competency 31 Aug 22 1.1 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 Response Booklet 08 May 24 1.10 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
ETN-00-05 Technical Note – Chainage Datum and Track Alignment – Requirements 10 Apr 24 1.0 Technical Note S W V 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 05 Mar 19 1.8 Common Standard S W V N Q
ETP-00-03 Civil Technical Maintenance Plan (formerly ETE-00-03) 06 Jun 23 1.1 Procedure 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
ETN-00-03 Technical Note - Hunter Valley Turnout General Inspections 08 Sep 20 1.0 Technical Note       N  
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)
ETS-01-00 Rail (formerly Section 1) 19 Mar 24 1.0 Standard S W V N Q
ETN-01-08 Technical Note - Vertical Split Web Defects 22 Feb 22 1.0 Technical Note S W V N Q
ETN-01-09 Technical Note - 47kg/m to 60kg/m Junction Rails 24 Jul 23 1.0 Technical Note S W V N Q
Material
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
Examination
ETA-01-05 Non-Destructive Testing of Rail 28 Mar 24 1.0 Specification S W V N Q
ETE-01-02 Ultrasonic Testing by Continuous Rail Flaw Detection Vehicle 24 Mar 22 1.4 CoP Appendix S W V N Q
Maintenance
ETM-01-02 Rail Profiling 10 Jul 20 2.0 Procedure S W V 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 01 Jun 20 1.1 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 26 Jun 20 2.9 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    
ETN-03-02 Technical Note - Clearance at Catchpoints 01 Sep 22 1.0 Technical Note S W V N Q
ETN-03-03 Technical Note - Switch Tips 24 Oct 22 1.0 Technical Note S W V N Q
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 09 Oct 20 1.2 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 07 Feb 20 2.2 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
ETP-03-02 Maintenance of Points and Crossings (formerly ETM-03-03) 01 Apr 24 1.0 Network Wide S W V 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
ETN-04-01 Technical Note - Under Ballast Mat 19 Nov 22 1.0 Technical Note 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 16 Jan 19 1.2 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)
ETS-05-00 Track Geometry (formerly Section 5) 13 Apr 23 1.0 Standard S W V 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 12 Mar 21 2.6 CoP Section S W V N Q
Maintenance
ETM-06-08 Managing Track Stability 13 Aug 20 1.2 Procedure S W V N Q
ETM-06-09 Welded Track Stability Analysis 24 Mar 17 1.0 Procedure S W V N Q
ETM-06-10 Stressing Plain Line CWR 05 Mar 21 1.0 Procedure S W V N Q
ETM-06-11 Adjusting Plain Line Jointed Rail 02 Mar 21 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)
ETS-07-00 Clearances (formerly Section 7) 19 Oct 23 1.0 Standard S W V N Q
ETD-07-01 Technical Note - Track Centre Guidance - Double Stack Corridors 23 Dec 21 3.2 Technical Note S W V N Q
Examination
ETE-07-01 Examination of Track and Structural Clearances - Supersedes TEP 10 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 08 Jul 20 1.3 Inland Rail     V N Q
ETC-08-04 Earthworks Construction Specification 25 Sep 19 1.1 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)
ETS-09-00 Structures (formerly Section 9) 20 Mar 23 1.0 Standard S W V N Q
ETS-09-01 Structures Inspection Standard (formerly ETE-09-01) 20 Mar 23 1.0 Standard S W V N Q
ETP-09-01 Structures Inventory Procedure (formerly ETG-09-01) 23 Aug 23 1.1 Procedure S W V N Q
ETP-09-02 Structures Inspection Procedure (formerly ETE-09-02) 20 Mar 23 1.0 Procedure S W V N Q
ETE-09-05 Load Rating of Underbridges 23 Feb 22 1.2 Procedure 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-10-02 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 16 Apr 21 1.3 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

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)
ETS-12-00 Section 12: Level Crossings (formerly Section 16) 05 Feb 23 1.0 Standard S W V N Q
ETS-12-01 Pedestrian Level Crossings 05 Feb 23 1.0 Standard S W V 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 11 Dec 20 1.6 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    

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
EMP 01 Care and protection of underground pipes and cables 09 Mar 05 1.2 NSW Std       N Q
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