21 Mar 2024

Call for Public Consultation – AS 7510.2 Braking systems – Part 2: Hauled Rolling Stock

The closing date for comments – Monday, May 20 2024

The review of AS 7510.2 Braking systems – Part 2: Hauled Rolling Stock is now open for a 60 day Public Consultation.

How will this help the rail industry? 

AS 7510.2 Braking systems – Part 2: Hauled Rolling Stock has been significantly updated from the previous version to reflect current offerings from different brake system suppliers and the different methodologies used across jurisdictions for braking system selection.

This updated Standard will help rail infrastructure managers (RIMs) and rolling stock operators (RSOs) with a consistent approach to brake system selection enhancing national interoperability and harmonisation.


RISSB is enthusiastic about extending its support to the ANZ Rail Industry with the review and enhancement of this Standard for freight and other locomotive hauled rolling stock braking systems.

AS 7510.2 Braking systems – Part 2: Hauled Rolling Stock covers the design and installation of brake systems (including automatic air brake and ECP brake systems) and the validation, testing and maintenance of these systems. The Standard also specifies the requirements for hauled rolling stock park brakes including powered and automatically activated park brakes.  

As part of this extensive review, the Development Group examined:

  • The different types of freight and other locomotive hauled rolling stock braking systems operating and available in Australia and New Zealand.
  • How each RIM/RSO evaluates braking system requirements for such variations as train sizes/masses, signalling system stopping distances and operations on long and/or steep gradients.

The Development Group recognised the importance of ensuring that this standard reflects the different types of brake systems available whilst ensuring compatibility between systems for safe whole of train operations.

How to contribute

AS 7510.2 Braking systems – Part 2: Hauled Rolling Stock will be available for Public Consultation for 60 days. All interested parties are encouraged to provide comments during this time.

The draft standard is available to download here.

To make comments on the draft, please use the commenting tools in Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader to comment in-line with the text.

Please return your PDF with comments to bwooldridge@rissb.com.au by Monday, May 20 2024.

As the rail industry’s accredited standards development organisation, we continue to collaborate with government, rail infrastructure managers, rail operators, rail equipment suppliers and industry leaders to improve the efficiency and harmonisation of Australia’s rail network, ensuring national interoperability into the future.