23 Jan 2024

Call for Public Consultation – AS 7661 Ballastless Track Systems

AS 7661 Ballastless Track Systems is now available for a two month Public Consultation.


The objective of this Standard is to provide the technical requirements that will enable a rail infrastructure manager (RIM) to design, supply, install and maintain ballastless track systems.

The Standard outlines the minimum requirements for ballastless track systems. RIM’s may accept alternative independently certified products, materials, construction procedures or testing regimes, which meet or exceed these requirements. Responsibility for ensuring the minimum requirements are met remains with the parties undertaking the works.

This Standard is intended to be used by rail authority’s, RIM, projects, and specifiers of ballastless track systems, and also for reference and development by suppliers and construction contractors.

How to contribute

AS 7661 Ballastless Track Systems will be available for Public Consultation for two months. 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 Friday, 22 March 2024.