25 Jan 2022

Call For Development Group Members – AS 7726 Interface Between Train Control Systems And Rolling Stock

The Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board is seeking nominations from people to join a Development Group to develop a new Australian Standard covering the interface between train control systems and rolling stock. 

The objective of this Standard is to provide guidance to rail infrastructure managers and rolling stock operators on how to manage the interface between rolling stock and signaling infrastructure.

The scope includes design and construction considerations in relation to:

  • Train braking requirements, based on capacities of existing signaling systems
  • Rolling stock interfaces
  • Trainborne signaling systems interfaces 
  • Traction return
  • ECP braking interfaces – crosstalk, axle counters, etc
  • Signal sighting, with reference to train braking rates, signal overlap, etc.

How to contribute 

Stakeholders and interested parties are invited to submit nominations for subject matter experts to join this Development Group to contribute to the overall depth and quality of the product. 

Development Group membership is voluntary and requires the support of your organisation to attend and contribute. There will be meetings held every 4-6 weeks between February 2022 and August 2022. These will be planned as teleconferences, however this may change depending on lifting of travel restrictions. 

Further information on the responsibilities of a Development Group member can be obtained from the RISSB website. 

All nominations and enquiries are to be submitted to cfitzhardinge@rissb.com.au.

As part of your nomination, can you please provide a brief detailing your contact details, your interest in this development (materially affected party, subject matter expert, etc.), and any other information which might support your participation.  

Your information will assist us in ensuring a balanced representation from all major interest categories in the development of this product. 

The closing date for nominations is Tuesday, 8 February 2022.