Type Approvals: Track & Civil

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Track & Civil 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.

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Legacy Approvalsback to top

Number Title Applicability Approved
NESA-T105 Austrak Heavy Duty 30TAL Prestressed Concrete Sleeper Network Wide 11 Apr 2018
NESA-T106 Rocla Heavy Duty 30TAL Concrete Sleepers Network Wide 08 Mar 2018
NESA-T030 Martinus Rail Tangential Turnout Assemblies Manufactured by DT Network Wide 17 May 2018

Generalback to top

Number Title Applicability Approved
08-08-11-031 Protection Ramps for Wayside Equipment Mounted near and between Track Network wide 30 May 2006
14/28332 Zollner Mobile Radio Warning System Hexham Relief Roads & HV Coal Road Ballast Cleaning Night AMP 2014-16 23 Mar 2015
14/28485 Track Alert System Network Wide 1 Aug 2014
14/19018 Rawie 16ZEB/28a Friction Arresting Buffer Stop Freight Link Headshunt (Moonee Pond Creek Junction) only 10 Jun 2014
17/39087 MCE Ultra Lightweight Compact Possession Limit Board Marker (MCE 205STK) Network Wide 29 Nov 2017
NESA-T109 Rail Bearing Acoustic Monitor (RailBAM) Network Wide 03 Aug 2018
NESA-T110 Wheel Condition Monitor (WCM) - Mk II Network Wide 03 Aug 2018

Rail back to top

Number Title Applicability Approved
08-08-11-065 Railtech PLK Process - welding UIC60 rail to AS/AIS60kg rail Network wide 09 Mar 2007
08-08-11-076 UIC60 Fishplate & UIC60 / AS60 Junction Fishplate - Revised Network Wide 02 Apr 2008
08-08-11-087 Thermit SKV-Elite Single Use Welding Process Network wide 19 Oct 2007
08-08-11-099 Australian Railway Supply Company AS47kg Rail Network Wide 08 Jan 2008
08-08-11-117 QHI Rail Lubricurve 50 Network Wide 13 Feb 2009
08-08-11-120 Portec Rail PW series lubricators Network Wide 13 Feb 2009
09/8607 Thermit SkV-Elite Junction Welding Process Network Wide 20 May 2009
09/18544 Thermit Degradable Sand Crucible for SkV-Elite Single Use Aluminothermic Welding Process Network wide 10 Sep 2009
10/23609 Martinus Rail NIJ-721 Hercules Insulated Rail Joint Kit for 60 kg rail Network wide 07 Jun 2010
10/46269 Hardface Technologys Hedkote Welding Process and Welding Consumables Railkotes RK44 (for steel) and RK13 (for manganese) Network wide 13 Sep 2010
10/46733 Robel Rail Clamp - Model 68.05 - Revised Network wide 24 Jan 2018
11/20001 Pandrol Hytrel Resilient Rail Pad Network wide 08 Mar 2011
11/52010 AS60 to UIC60 Junction Weld Kit Network wide (excl. CRN) 16 Aug 2011
11/74427 Railtech Wide gap Head Hardened Aluminothermic Welding Process Network wide (excl. CRN) 14 Nov 2011
12/14069 Railtrac ESAB Wire Feed Welding Process Network wide 13 Mar 2012
12/43404 Fuchs Lubritech Tram-Silence Network Wide 16 Jul 2013
12/43426 Lincoln Electronic Lubricator Applications Systems Network Wide 05 Sep 2012
13/2598 Shell GADUS Gauge Face Curve Grease Network wide 24 Jan 2013
13/25228 SkV-Elite welding process using step moulds Network Wide 07 Jun 2013
14/4754 Thermit Aluminothermic Head Repair Welding with Single Use Crucible Network Wide 18 Jul 2014
14/34831 Protector IV Trackside Friction Control System Network Wide 20 Oct 2014
14/46877 RS Claretech Supreme Biodegradable Curve Grease Network Wide 20 Jan 2017
15/16064 One Steel As-Rolled Microalloyed Rail Hunter Valley (specific locations) 30 Oct 2015
16/36471 Solid Technologies Total Rail Repair Solutions - TRRS process Hunter Valley (specific locations) 08 Nov 2016
17/6744 Thermit SkV-Elite Z120 SU Network Wide 20 Feb 2017
17/21169 RS EcoCurve Heavy Haul Grease Hunter Valley (specific location) - Trial Only 29 Jun 2017
NESA-T117 Thermit SkV-Elite Z140 Single Use Crucible Thornton 107B Up Coal - Trial Only 14 Nov 2018

Sleepers and Fastenings back to top

Number Title Applicability Approved
08-08-11-015 16mm lockspikes and Spikefast for use with Timber Sleepers Network wide 27 Jun 2005
08-08-11-016 Pandrol Resilient Fastening Assembly for Timber Sleeper Conversion (Lock in shoulders) Network wide 27 Jun 2005
08-08-11-017 Rexlok Resilient Fastening Assembly for Timber Sleeper Conversion (Lock in shoulders) Network wide 08 Jan 2007
08-08-11-034 Epitech M22 Round Dog Spike Network wide 06 Jul 2006
08-08-11-041 Pandrol Fastclip FC1509 Fastening System Network wide 04 Oct 2006
08-08-11-073 19mm and 22mm DogScrews and 16mm LockScrews Network wide 22 Nov 2007
08-08-11-079 Pandrol Fastclip FC1511 (Longreach) Network Wide 25 Jun 2007
16/21187 Avdelok (LDA) Large Diameter Lockbolts Network Wide 06 Jun 2016
08-08-11-122 Rocla Dual Gauge (SG/NG) Heavy Duty Prestressed Concrete Sleeper (DG30-227) - revised Network Wide 05 Aug 2009
10/3527 Cold Forged Products M19 x 125 Dog Screw with Shoulder, M19 x 125 Dog Screw without Shoulder and M16 x 105 Lock Screw Network wide 02 Feb 2010
10/37325 WVCO SpikeFast ET-75 and SpikeFast ES-50-RM / RM II Network wide 12 Aug 2010
10/55184 Pandrol Rotating Shoulder and Support Plate East West (specific locations) 1 Nov 2010
11/20000 Ramset Chemset REO502 Epoxy Network wide 14 Apr 2014
11/27581 Fastclip FE Fastening System for concrete sleepers Parkes - Broken Hill (800km-850km) only 14 Nov 2011
11/38807 Fastpatch LV (fast setting concrete repair product for holding down bolts in concrete sleepers) Network wide (excl. CRN) 20 Jul 2011
11/38834 CTR 100 (fast setting concrete repair product for concrete tie rail seat deterioration)

Network wide (excl. CRN) 20 Jul 2011
13/16206 Martinus Rail Hollow Steel Inbearer Hunter Valley (Watermark Only) 11 Apr 2013
08-08-11-072 Pandrol Fastclip weld repair for 1507, 1509 and 1511 fastening systems - Revised Network wide 30 Apr 2013
13/29107 Arconic Fastening Systems & Rings Australia – Axion Ecotrax Composite Sleepers Network Wide 20 Mar 2017
14/13456 Martinus Rail Hollow Steel Inbearer MkII Network wide 30 May 2014
14/38087 Unipart Rail Hollow Sleepers Type 2600 Series (full depth Australian version) Network wide 09 Sep 2016
14/46855 Security Lock Nuts Network wide 14 Jan 2016
15/17603 VAE Hollow Steel Sleeper Network wide 02 Jun 2016
17/6663 SlabLok System Network Wide 26 Mar 2018
NESA-T111 SlabLok System (Heavy Haul Trial) 96 pts Scholey Street
102B pts Thornton
18 Jul 2018
NESA-T113 AusTrak Heavy Duty Concrete Sleeper Network wide 14 Aug 2018
NESA-T107 Hollow Steel Sleepers used by Beena Vision WheelView and CSCView Systems Braxton (~215.800) – Trial Only 03 Aug 2018
NESA-T114 Rocla Prestressed Concrete Sleeper Network Wide 02 Oct 2018
NESA-T115 AusTrak Low Profile Concrete Sleeper (150-20S) Network Wide 30 Oct 2018

Points and Crossings back to top

Number Title Applicability Approved
08-08-11-029 Dual Gauge Turnouts modified to ARTC Requirements SA and Victoria 27 Apr 2006
08-08-11-035 Hollow Steel Sleeper for Wayside Equipment Installation Network wide 07 Aug 2006
08-08-11-068 Teksol International - EKOS Tongue Roller System Network wide 01 May 2007
08-08-11-086 Dual Gauge Derail (Broad and Standard Gauge) Victoria - South Dynon 12 Dec 2007
08-08-11-089 Vossloh Cogifer Turnouts (track work only) Network wide 11 Mar 2008
08-08-11-090 Dual Gauge Expansion Joint for use in 1600mm/1435mm Dual Port Adelaide, SA 14 Jan 2008
08-08-11-095 Dual Gauge Catchpoint for Use in 1600mm/1435mm Dual Gauge Track Port Adelaide, SA 02 Jan 2008
08-08-11-097 Common Rail Changeover on Dual Gauge 1600mm/1435mm Track Port Adelaide, SA 11 Mar 2008
08-08-11-098 Steel Bearers for Siemens S700K & S700V Point Motor System Network Wide 03 Jan 2008
08-08-11-100 Monoblock Crossing (Fully cast manganese crossing) Network Wide 18 Jan 2008
08-08-11-103 Dual Gauge Gauge Separation Turnouts with Motor Operated Single Movable Switchblade Victoria Only 10 Jun 2008
08-08-11-104 Bi-directional derail on dual gauge track Port Adelaide, SA 02 Jul 2008
08-08-11-123 VCA 1 in 8 Dual/Mixed Gauge 50kg Double V Crossing Assembly (for type 29, 30, 39 & 40 dual/mixed gauge turnouts) Network Wide 30 Apr 2009
08-08-11-126 VAE Railway Systems 1200m radius 1 in 18.5 Compound Dual Gauge Splitter (1600mm/1435mm) Network Wide 12 May 2009
10/4339 Dual Gauge Derail (Left & Right Throw) (Broad & Standard Gauge) Appleton Dock precinct only 10 Feb 2010
10/7811 VCA Dual Gauge/Standard Gauge 1:7.52 Diamond Crossing South Dynon 09 Mar 2010
10/10024 VCA 1 in 10 Dual Gauge (SG/NG) Turnout Queensland Blue Metal Siding to Acacia Ridge 17 May 2010
11/9643 Track Expansion System Tahmoor and Douglas Park, NSW 29 Aug 2011
11/10956 Temporary Take Off (to Thompsons-Byron Jackson drawing SB205620) Network wide 14 Jun 2013
11/38787 Schwihag Switch Rollers Incorporated onto Slide Plates Network wide (excl. CRN) 28 Jun 2011
11/80240 Martinus Rail Temporary Take Off Turnout (23TAL 4km/h) as per MR-11-1313-100 Network wide 14 Jun 2013
NESA-T044 Martinus Rail (30TAL) Tangential Turnout Assemblies Network Wide 17 May 2018
13/5214 Aldon Hinged Derailer Appleton Dock, Victoria only 12 Aug 2013
13/14390 ‘Voestalpine’ VAE Spring Wing Crossing Technology NSW - Farley and Branxton only 13 May 2013
13/18477 Vossloh Cogifer Australia AS50kg 1 in 8 Dual Gauge Turnouts Type 32 & 36 for Concrete Bearers Network wide 24 Oct 2013
14/13535 Martinus Rail Swing Nose Crossing Assemblies Hexham Relief Roads and Aurizon LTTSF only 15 Feb 2015
15/34296 Type 5 Expansion Switch NSW – Tahmoor and Douglas Park 04 Nov 2015
NESA-T108 Austrak Non Articulated Bearer Joiner Plate Scholey Street Junction 95 & 98 PTS Turnouts and Diamond 08 Jun 2018
NESA-T116 VAE 400UHC® PLUS HSH® Special Premium Crossing Thornton 107B Up Coal - Trial Only 14 Nov 2018

Track Geometry back to top

Number Title Applicability Approved
08-08-11-121 KZV KRAB Light low weight measuring trolley (Model 6vNET) Network Wide 31 Mar 2009

Track Lateral Stability back to top

Number Title Applicability Approved
08-08-11-069 RailFrame stress free temperature measuring equipment Network wide 19 Apr 2007
NESA-T112 Verse stress free temperature measuring equipment Network wide 10 Jul 2018

Earthworks back to top

Number Title Applicability Approved
13/17737 Reinforced Soil Walls on Underbridge Abutments Network Wide 09 May 2013

Structures back to top

Number Title Applicability Approved
08-08-11-066 Koppers Arch CN Timber Protective Emulsion Wagga Viaduct (516 to 517.8km) only 09 Mar 2007
08-08-11-092 Guard Rails on Dual Gauge Concrete Sleepers Port Adelaide, SA 24 Dec 2007
08-08-11-093 Dual Gauge Track Laid on Concrete Slab on Bridge Structure Port Adelaide, SA 02 Jan 2008
08-08-11-102 Lock up Devices Approach Spans Bascule Bridge Port Adelaide, SA 09 Apr 2008
08-08-11-125 Boral Engineered Bridgewood Deck Panel No new items to be purchased. Existing item is track approved 03 Jan 2017
10/8641 Delkor ALT.1 Resilient Baseplate Network wide 16 Mar 2010
11/82554 Interflow Expanda & Rotaloc Pipe Lining Systems Network wide (excl. CRN) 06 Dec 2011
12/26738 Carbonloc Engineered Fibre Composite Panels & Fabricated Products Network wide 12 Jun 2012
15/6701 Berolina Liner Network wide 17 Apr 2015
14/46839 ADS HDPE N12 Dual Wall Drainage Pipe Network wide 17 Apr 2015
14/31697 PNGFP Engineered Bridgewood Deck Panel 'NiuDeck' and Short Span Bridge 'NiuBridge' Network Wide 07 Dec 2016
17/34965 Rhomberg IVES Ballastless Track Slab System and VTRAS Transition module Weighbridge at Branxton (~215.800km) only 02 Nov 2017

Grade Crossings back to top

Number Title Applicability Approved
08-08-09-001 Traffic Signal on Level Crossing Mast SA only 13 Sep 2004
08-08-09-002 Steel Level Crossings at low road usage crossings Network wide 15 Mar 2005
08-08-09-003 Treated timber walkways for pedestrian crossings Network wide 15 Mar 2005
08-08-11-038 Strail Rubber Level Crossing Network wide 07 Aug 2006
08-08-11-045 pedeSTRAIL Rubber Pedestrian Level Crossing Network wide 12 Nov 2006
08-08-11-081 Steel Level Crossings over heavy duty concrete sleepers for low traffic Network Wide 31 Aug 2007
08-08-11-083 JD Rail Standard and Heavy Haul Precast Concrete Interlocking Crossing Network Wide 03 Mar 2008
08-08-11-114 Holdfast rubber level crossing panels in low and medium speed areas Network Wide 13 Feb 2009
08-08-11-115 Polycorp Epflex Railseal Interface Network Wide 14 May 2009
09/16864 Trelleborg Heavy Duty Rubber Panel Level Crossing System - Vehicle/Pedestrian Crossing Network wide 25 Aug 2009
10/3011 Strail Premium 1200 mm wide fibre reinforced Inner Panels for Level Crossings Network wide 29 Jan 2010
14/6594 Wesrail Railseal Infill Access System 18.744km Flemington South (MFN) 11 Mar 2014

Right of Way back to top

Number Title Applicability Approved
09/27469 Roop Smartfence Rail Safety Fencing Network wide 02 Nov 2009
11/87895 Vortok Safety Barrier Network wide 16 Aug 2012
14/29123 SAFETRAX Temporary Handrail System Network wide 27 Apr 2015