11 Dec 2017

Call for Development Group Members for Train Control and Operations Projects

The Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB) is seeking nominations from people to join RISSB Development Groups in the drafting of Train Control and Operations products.

AS 7701 Network Control Systems Human Machine Interface

This Standard aims to provide requirements that addresses the diversity of approaches by different vendors and setting a baseline for consultation with user groups. Included in the scope is screen based display orientated; driven by human factors considerations; integration of operator’s desk;  excluding signal control specific functionality; alarm colours, sounds and hierarchy; scalable to include signalling, telecommunications, other control functions (e.g. field screens);  density of screen elements and longitudinal scale; project design development to include screen based equipment; local control equipment in the field; excludes legacy systems including lever frames and hard wired panels; traction power supply and other power distribution infrastructure.

 AS 7705 Level Crossing Monitoring Systems

This Standard will aim to support a consistent approach to discharging level crossing signals monitoring requirements within the context of the industry trend towards extending maintenance and inspection intervals. The scope for this Standard includes equipment to monitor operation of level crossing active protection equipment such as:  condition monitoring in a healthy state; correct sequence of operation; remote alarming; vehicle and pedestrian surveillance; logging and recording of information; obstruction detection; accuracy and precision of recording events; communication method and latency; time synchronisation; operation during maintenance activities and interface requirements.

Guideline: Network and Operations Performance

This Guideline aims to provide guidance on common indicators for network and operational performance. The scope includes key performance indicators: passenger and freight operations; train service delivery; network capacity; operations performance; reliability and the leading indicators for measuring the performance.

Code of Practice: Rail Traffic with Unreliable Track Circuit Activation

This Code of Practice aims to minimise the potential risk of rail traffic collision between detectable rail traffic and non-detectable rail traffic. The scope of this document includes the safeworking operation of non-detectable rail traffic; supporting the content of national rules; identifying the implementation of technology as an alternative to detectability and working in degraded operations.

How to contribute

Stakeholders and interested parties are invited to submit nominations for subject matter experts to join these Development Groups to contribute to the overall depth and quality of these documents.

DG membership is voluntary and requires the support of your employer organisation to attend and contribute. Attendance can be via teleconferencing, with attendance at around five (3-5) meetings over the development period. 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 by emailing revans@rissb.com.au

As part of your nomination, could 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 these documents.

Closing date for nominations 12 January 2018.