Type Approvals: Signalling

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Signalling type approvals are categorised by detail code which groups particular infrastructure elements together.

The New Equipment & System Approval Register is available on the main Type Approvals page.

Grandfather Rights back to top

Number Title Applicability Approved

08-08-10-065

Grandfather Rights Network Wide 08 Oct 2007

Equipment with no know prior approval that:

  • May be used, maintained and renewed in its current location; but
  • May not be used in new works or upgraded installations without further ARTC type approval

Predecessor Rights back to top

Number Title Applicability Approved

08-08-10-066

Predecessor Rights Network wide 02 Nov 2019
NSW Type Approval Register   02 Nov 2019
Victoria Type Approval Register   31 Aug 2006

Predecessor authority equipment approvals fall into three categories:

  • Listed as approved , but details unknown;
  • Approval document held; or
  • Approval document plus supporting information held

For all three categories, it is proposed that equipment with Predecessor Approval:

  • May be used and maintained in its current location;
  • May be used in applications equivalent to an existing installation

An ARTC type approval will supersede any predecessor approval. However, Equipment may continue to be used in accordance with the Predecessor Approval even where such use conflicts with the conditions of the ARTC Type Approval.

Legacy Approvals back to top

Number Title Applicability Approved
  Legacy approvals Network wide 04 Apr 2017
  • May continue to be used in current installations
  • Can be replaced with the same item of equipment during maintenance or renewal activities
  • Shall not be used in new installations
S-02-1202-120A Siemens S-60 Highway Grade Crossing Gate Network Wide 05 April 2017
S-02-1705-030A Siemens PSO III Network Wide 25 May 2017
S-02-07-061 ‘Vossloh Cogifer’ Point Motor – MCEM 91-24 Network wide 30 May 2019

General back to top

Number Title Applicability Approved
08-08-10-014 ‘Weidmüller' Wiring Conductor Crimping Tool Network wide 14 Nov 2005
08-08-10-036 ‘Siemens’ PEGA 1211 Test Set Network wide 06 Dec 2006
08-08-10-051 ‘ERICO’ Track Bonding Components Network wide 02 Feb 2007
08-08-10-052 ‘ERICO’ Rail Drilling and Bonding Tools Network wide 02 Feb 2007

Level Crossings back to top

Number Title Applicability Approved
08-08-10-026 Fastron P971211 DC Current Transducer Network wide 08 Feb 2006
08-08-10-086 ‘Safetran’ Electronic Highway Crossing Bell Network wide 24 Dec 2007
08-08-10-090 ‘Safetran’ Grade Crossing Predictor (GCP4000) Software Network wide 11 Apr 2008
08-08-10-091 ‘Safetran’ GEO and GCP4000 Development System Software (GCS and DT) Network wide 11 Apr 2008
S-01-09-082 ‘Invensys’ GCP 4000 MCF and Track Module Software Update Network wide 12 Nov 2012
S-02-1214-163 Western Cullen Hayes 3590-131-MI and 3593-131-MI Level Crossing Equipment Network Wide 18 Nov 2015
S-05-1608-PB190 Potter & Brumfield – KUMP Series Panel Plug-In Relay Network Wide 18 Oct 2016
S-05-1602-185 Australian Rail Technology (ART) – Battery Voltage Monitor (BVM) Network wide 19 Sep 2016
S-02-1705-211 Aldridge RK503FL-1 Level Crossing LED Network Wide 04 Jan 2018
S-02-1510-EL183A

Securitron SAMB Shear Aligning Magnalock & Surface Mount Strike Housing SMSS

Network Wide 06 Jun 2018
S-01-1802-AL227 ‘ElectroLogIXS XP4 Level Crossing Predictor Upgrade Network Wide 12 Jul 2018
S-02-1707-219 ‘Siemens’ LX Flashing Warning Light LED Housing – HC200 Network Wide 12 Sep 2018
TAC-08-08-10-100 ‘Elf Electronics’ Cerberus Level Crossing Monitor – V4 26 sites on the Portland Line, Victoria 23 Nov 2018

Signals back to top

Number Title Applicability Approved
08-08-10-021 ‘Westinghouse Signals Australia’ RM4 range of LED Signal Light Units Network Wide 06 Dec 2005
08-08-10-042 ‘Westinghouse Rail Systems Australia’ LED Banner Repeater Signal Units Victoria 30 Nov 2006
S-02-10-106 ‘Invensys Rail’ RM4 Type 92 LED Signal Network wide 08 Nov 2010
S-02-1008-117A ‘Aldridge’ LED Signal Lamp Case Network Wide 12 Sep 2018
TAS-02-1208-IR126 ‘Invensys’ 5518/12XRR92 LED Signal Network Wide 05 Oct 2012
TAS-02-1306-IR136 'Siemens' 140mm Subsidiary LED Network Wide 26 Sep 2013
TAS 02-1510-UGL-177 UGL Limited’ LED Signals (12V DC & 120V AC) Network Wide 31 Oct 2015
S-02-1510-177 UGL Limited LED Signal Light Units Network Wide 30 Mar 2016
S-02-1511-181 UGL Limited – FL-03 LED Signal Network Wide 28 Apr 2016
NESA-S004 Metwest Tilting Signal Network Wide 23 May 2019
NESA-S005 'Aldridge' LED 125mm Subsidiary Signals Goulburn (specific locations) 01-Apr-19
NESA-S012 'Aldridge' RL503-X 200mm LED Goulburn (specific locations) 01-Apr-19
NESA-S019 'Aldridge' 200mm Main Line LED Signal & 125mm Subsidiary LED Signal Main line and subsidiary LED signals 30 May 2019
NESA-S025 'Aldridge' RL503x-x 200mm (Main line) LED signal & RL500x-x125mm (Subsidiary) LED signal Parkes to Narromine 16 Aug 2019

Interlockings, CBI Field Equipment back to top

Number Title Applicability Approved
08-08-10-035 Alstom VPI II Interlocking System Parkes to Broken Hill train order working only 08 May 2006
08-08-10-059 ‘Siemens’ SIMATIC (SICAS 7) Interlocking System Syd – Melb Passing Lanes project – trial only 10 Apr 2007
08-08-10-058 ‘Safetran’ Geographic Signalling System (GEO) Network wide 07 May 2007
08-08-10-079 ‘US&S’ Microlok II Interlocking System Network wide 19 Mar 2008
S-01-10-096 ‘Invensys Rail’ Westrace Computer Based Interlocking System Network wide 13 Sep 2010
S-03-10-108 ‘Invensys Rail’ Westrace Protocol Convertor CNA1000 Network wide 11 Oct 2010
S-01-1204-130B Siemens Westrace MkII Computer Based Interlocking System Network Wide 04 Jan 2018
S-03-0213-140 'Siemens' Protocol Converter CNA2000 Network Wide 15 Dec 2014
S-03-1422-158 'Siemens' Control System Gateway Network Wide 28 Jan 2015
S-01-1405-165 'Siemens' Westlock Computer Based Interlocking Network Wide 28 Jan 2015
S-01-1511-198A Ansaldo Microlok ll Dual Seamless Changeover (MDSC) Network Wide 03 Apr 2017
S-01-0912-100 GETS EC5 Computer Based Interlocking Network Wide 17 Jul 2017
S-01-1201-HI155 'HIMA' HIMatrix Computer Based Interlocking Network Wide 05 Mar 2019

Points, Release Switches back to top

Number Title Applicability Approved
08-08-10-033 ‘Westinghouse Signals Australia’ Points Machine 84M Network wide 06 Dec 2006
08-08-10-034 ‘Westinghouse Signals Australia’ Points Machine M3A Network wide 06 Dec 2006
08-08-10-056 ‘Westinghouse Rail Systems Australia’ ClawLock Points Mechanism Network wide 06 Mar 2007
08-08-10-062 ‘Fortress’ Lever lock & Release Switch Network wide 10 Apr 2007
08-08-10-076 Siemens Points Machine S700K Network wide 08 Oct 2007
08-08-10-087 ‘Siemens’ Point Blades Detector (ELP-319) Network wide 11 Apr 2008
S-02-1205-123 'Siemens' S700V In Bearer Point Machine Network Wide 07 May 2013
S-02-08-10-083a 'VAE Eisenbahnsysteme' SpheroLock Points Mechanism Network Wide 03 Mar 2014
S-02-1511-179A Siemens Points Machine M23A Network Wide 20 Mar 2017
S-02-1512-184 ‘Siemens’ Switchguard HLM MkII Point Lock and Detector Variants and HM MkII Point Detector Variants Network Wide 06 Jun 2018
NESA-S022 ‘Vossloh Cogifer’ Point Motor - MCEM91-27 Network Wide 30 May 2019
NESA-S026 ‘Siemens’ M23A Mkill Points Machine 111W Port Waratah 16 Aug 2019
NESA-S017 ‘VAE’ Unistar Points Machine Kooragang 111 and 128 points, Hunter Valley – Trial Only 07 Nov 2019

Derailers back to top

Number Title Applicability Approved
S 02-0611-035b 'Siemens' D150 Derailer & C150 Crowder MkI Network Wide 03 Mar 2014
S 02-1314-143 'Siemens' D150 Derailer & C150 Crowder MkII Network Wide 11 Mar 2014
S 02-1103-111 'McLeod’ FFD001 Fixed Train Derailer Network Wide 01 May 2014
S 02-1402-148 ‘W.C.Hayes’ HBR-WCX & HBL-WCX Derail/Crowder Network wide 19 Jun 2014
S-02-1402-147 ALDON Hinged Derailer - Type 4014-01 and 4014-02 Network Wide 30 Mar 2015

Field: Track Circuits & Trackside Equipment back to top

Number Title Applicability Approved
08-08-10-011 ‘Weidmüller' Wiring Terminals and Fuse Holders Network wide 14 Nov 2005
08-08-10-012 ‘Wago' Wiring Terminals and Fuse Holders Network wide 14 Nov 2005
08-08-10-013 Phoenix ' Wiring Terminals and Fuse Holders Network wide 14 Nov 2005
08-08-10-015 ‘Weidmüller' Wiring Conductor and Cable Markers Network wide 14 Nov 2005
08-08-10-019 ‘Critchley' Wiring Conductor and Cable Markers Network wide 14 Nov 2005
08-08-10-008 Thermal Timer Replacement Network wide 03 May 2006
08-08-10-078 ‘MRD Rail Technologies’ Earth Leakage Detector Network wide 24 Sep 2007
S-02-10-095 ‘Fortress Interlocks’ Duplex Lock Network wide 09 Aug 2010
S 09-1330-134 ‘MRD’ RelayPro Automated Relay Tester Network wide 12 May 2014
S 02-14-27-159 NOSPARC Arc Suppressor Network wide 13 Jan 2015
S-02-1107-118B 'Precision Timer Co' Series 606 & 646 Recycle Timers Network Wide 14 Dec 2018
S-08-1307-137 ‘Pivot Electronics’ DATT Fliptop Disconnect and Test Terminal Network wide 27 May 2015
S-02-1508-177 TMAC – Rail Bonding Clamps Network Wide 06 Apr 2016
S-02-1508-LF174 Lock Focus Type EOL Network Wide 11 Oct 2016
S 05-1508-173 MRD Rail Technologies - EarthLogger Network Wide 30 Mar 2016
TAC-05-1508-169 Exectronics - Schottky Diode Block Network Wide 29 Feb 2016
S-09-1609-194 MRD RelayDoc Network Wide 20 Jan 2017
NESA-S009 'Phoenix Contact' Terminal Range Network Wide 18 Feb 2019

Vital/Non-Vital Relays back to top

Number Title Applicability Approved
08-08-10-044 ‘Crompton Greaves’ Miniature Plug-in Relays (Q Type)
- also refer to supplementary approval 08-08-10-075
Network wide 02 Feb 2007
08-08-10-055 ‘Idec-Izumi’ Non-vital Plug-in ‘octal’ Relays Network wide 06 Mar 2007
08-08-10-060 'Omron' Non-vital Plug-in 'octal' Relays Network wide 26 Apr 2007
08-08-10-061 ' Fuji' Non-vital Plug-in 'octal' Relays Network wide 26 Apr 2007
08-08-10-075 ‘Crompton Greaves’ QBCA1 12v Miniature Plug-In Relays Network wide 24 Dec 2007
S-02-10-107 ‘Invensys Rail’ Lamp Proving Relay QECX20 Network wide 11 Oct 2010
01-0604-022b ‘Siemens’ (Q Type) Vital Relays Network wide 03 Mar 2015
S-01-1701-MS203 Mors Smitt - SEC1 (QEC1) Vital Relay Network Wide 12 Jan 2017
S-01-1604-MS210 Mors Smitt – BR930 Spec 'Q' Relays Network Wide 11 Apr 2018

Train Detection back to top

Number Title Applicability Approved
08-08-10-009 Frauscher Axle Counter System Network Wide 03 May 2006
S-01-10-109 Frauscher Axle Counter – IMC006 Evaluation Board Network Wide 21 Feb 2011
S-02-1224-127 ‘Bombardier’ ML TI21 Digital Transmitter Network Wide 30 Jan 2013
S-02-12-121 ‘Invensys’ PSO 4000 AF Overlay Track Circuit Network Wide 30 Jan 2013
S-02-1104-112 ‘Bombardier’ ML T121 Digital Receiver Network Wide 19 Apr 2013
S-02-1212-138 Frauscher FADC Axle Counter System Network Wide 12 Aug 2013
TAC-02-1608-189 Sagem Cautor Mechanical Treadle Network Wide 10 Aug 2016
TAC-02-1807-232FR Frauscher FAdC R2 Axle Counter Network Wide 16 Jan 2019

Surge Protection Equipment back to top

Number Title Applicability Approved
08-08-10-016 ‘Weidmüller' DKU 48Vuc Overvoltage Protection Unit Network Wide 14 Nov 2005
08-08-10-017 ‘U.S.&S.' Lightning Arresters (E-Zvue) Network Wide 14 Nov 2005
08-08-10-077 ‘Elsafe’ Transient Protection equipment Network Wide 24 Sep 2007
08-08-10-089 ‘Exectronics’ Surge Protection Panel (ISGP) Network Wide 11 Apr 2008
TAC-02-1401-DE145 ‘‘DEHN’ SDS 1 Voltage Limiting Device Network Wide 30 Apr 2014
S 08-14-02-157 'Transient Controls Australia' Transient Protection Equipment Network Wide 04 Dec 2014
S-08-1411-167 'Critec' Rail Transient Current Barrier Products Network Wide 22 Jan 2015
S-01-1405-156 Novaris SL68/Surge Arrestor Network Wide 12 Mar 2015
S-01-1205-122b ‘GE’ Motion Detector Surge Arrestor Network Wide 16 Mar 2015
S-08-1510-178 Pivot Electronics – Dual Redundancy Surge Reduction Filter Network Wide 02 Feb 2016
S-08-1708-PE191 Pivot Electronics 'RTU Barrier Unit' Network Wide 09 Sep 2016
S-02-1402-146 'DEHN' Surge Protection Equipment Network Wide 19 Sep 2016
08-08-10-077a Elsafe 555716 Transient Protection Cassette Network Wide 18 Oct 2016
S-09-1512-182 Erico - Digital Surge Counter DSCL2 Network Wide 21 Apr 2017
S-08-1709-222 'Transient Controls Australia' TC-RC Surge Arrestor Network wide 26 Oct 2018

Train Authority Systems and Train Order Systems back to top

Number Title Applicability Approved
S-01-1110-125 Ansaldo STS - Phoenix Train Order System Network Wide 20 Aug 2012
S-02-1402-150 ‘KABA’ Questor Electronic Safe Lock for Master Key Release Network Wide 10 Jun 2014
TAC-01-1710-188E Ansaldo STS – Phoenix Train Order System Network Wide – NSW Network Rules 08 Nov 2017

Power Supply Equipment back to top

Number Title Applicability Approved
08-08-10-088 ‘Exectronics’ Emergency Changeover Contactor Panel (ECO) Network Wide 11 Apr 2008
08-08-10-040 ‘Exmode’ DC Track Circuit battery charger Network Wide 11 Apr 2008
S-05-09-097 CCI Battery Charger SLX-678 Network Wide 11 Oct 2010
S-05-10-093 ‘Phoenix Contact’ Quint Low Voltage DC Power Supplies Network Wide 17 Jul 2010
S-05-11-042 Exectronics Store 170 Track Feed Network Wide 02 May 2011
S-09-06-39 ADC5000 DC Power Supply Network Wide 05 Oct 2012
TAS-05-1229-128 ‘Eaton Industries’ Power ware 9130 UPS System Network Wide 05 Oct 2012
S-05-1214-WR132 ‘Weidmuller’ Pro M Switch-mode DC Power Supply Network Wide 12 May 2014
S 05-09-05-089 ‘Enatel’ RW300-RW700 Series Wall Mount Rectifier Network Wide 25 Nov 2014
S 05-14-20-152 'Exmode' DC/DC Converter Range Network Wide 04 Dec 2014
TAC-05-0915-170 Schneider Electric – UPS Auto Bypass Network Wide 06 Apr 2016
S-05-1206-172 Eltek – Uninterruptable Power Supply Network Wide 28 Apr 2016
S-05-2815-RE-171 Railway Equipment Co – Cragg Railcharger Network Wide 11 Oct 2016
TAS-05-1602-AP186 Alpha Power Systems - CFRTU61XX UPS Network Wide 20 Feb 2017
TAS-05-1602-AP200 Alpha Power Systems - Manual/Automatic Transfer Switch MATS002R Network Wide 20 Feb 2017
S-05-2703-207A Powerbox PBIH DC/DC Converters Network Wide 12 Sep 2018
NESA-S024 'Phoenix Contact' Quint 4 - Power Supplies (AC Input to DC Output) Network Wide 24 May 2019
S-05-1808-237 ‘Phoenix Contact‘ Quint UPS / 1AC / 1AC / 500VA with Lithium Ion Batteries Network Wide 23 Nov 2018
NESA-S003 'Off-Grid Energy Australia' Solar Power System 94.240km in the Tallarook to Seymour section of the ARTC Network 22 Jan 2019
NESA-S021 'Aldridge' Cragg DTC-G Railcharger Racecourse Road, Dunedoo & Carbon Road, Birriwa - trial only 23 Oct 2019
NESA-S034 'FG Wilson' 7.5kVA Generator Network Wide 16 Aug 2019

Batteries back to top

Number Title Applicability Approved
08-08-10-080 ‘CEGASA’ Air Depolarised Alkaline Primary Cells Network Wide 09 Oct 2007
S 05-2814-144 ‘SAFT’ 7.5-1660 Ni-Cad SBLE Battery Range Network Wide 07 Apr 2014
S 05-1427-154 'SAFT' 45AH - 1110AH Ni-Cad Sunica Battery Range Network Wide 25 Nov 2014
S-05-2714-SN162 Sonnenschein A400 Battery Range Network Wide 11 Oct 2016
S-05-1310-BE196 Battery Energy – SunGEL, EnerGEL and PowerLYTE range of batteries Network Wide 11 Oct 2016
NESA-S027 'Enersys' – SuperSafe SBS EON, Genesis and Odyssey Battery Ranges Network Side 02 July 2019
S-05-2606-223 Eaton 12V 540W Battery Network Wide 18 Oct 2017
TAC-05-1802-CB236 Lifeline Batteries GPL31T Network Wide 17 Aug 2018
NESA-S039 'Sonnenschein' A600 Battery Range Network Wide 02 Nov 2019

Communications for Signalling back to top

Number Title Applicability Approved
08-08-10-022 ‘RTUnet’ Kingfisher Telemetry Equipment Network Wide 06 Dec 2005
S-07-10-094 ‘Optical Systems Design’ OSD 1250 Fibre Optic Modem Network Wide 13 Sep 2010
S-01-10-110 RuggedCom RS400 Server – Ethernet Switch Network Wide 21 Feb 2011
S-01-1204-124A 'Tranzeo' TR-902 Radio for Vital Signalling Network Wide 12 Apr 2017
S-07-1327-WE139 ‘Westermo’ TD36 (485) LV Modem Network Wide 11 Mar 2014
S-01-0313-141 ‘RuggedCom’ RX1500 Switch and Router Network Wide 10 Jun 2014
S-03-2203-206 AMP Control - IMAC Telemetry System Network Wide 18 Apr 2017
S-07-1708-220 RuggedCom RS900G – Ethernet Switch Network Wide 23 Jan 2018
NESA-S029 ‘Westermo’ Industrial ‘Switch’ Range Network Wide 16 Jul 2019

Cable & Line Route back to top

Number Title Applicability Approved
08-08-10-039 ‘Linpac’ Cable Route Pits and Troughing Network Wide 06 Dec 2006
TAS-02-1612-MW202 Metwest Engineering - Pre-Cast Concrete Pits and GLT Network Wide 20 Feb 2017
NESA-S001 ‘Cubis Systems’ STAKKAbox™ Fortress Pits - Class B Load rated Network Wide 17 Dec 2018
NESA-S023 ‘Cubis Systems’ Pre-Cast Concrete Pits and Access Covers Network Wide 24 May 2019

Enclosures back to top

Number Title Applicability Approved
S-03-10-092 ‘Garard Moulded Pre-cast’ Pre-cast Concrete Equipment Housing Network Wide 09 Aug 2010
S-07-1707-218 ‘AFL Australia’ Fiber Patch Panel Enclosure Kit Network Wide 12 Sep 2018