The purpose of this Standard is to set out the requirements for ensuring that the track structure is safe and fit for purpose.

This Standard specifies functional, performance and design requirements for the track structure, and includes some ‘whole of life’ aspects of inspection, monitoring and maintenance requirements.

This Standard covers the track structure including fastening system, sleepers, ballast, and any interaction with underlying structures. Information relevant to rail, sub-ballast, structural fill, and earth works are provided for context. The details can be located in the following documents.

  • AS 1085.1 Railway Track Material – Steel Rails
  • AS 7640 Railway Infrastructure – Rail Management.
  • AS 7638 Railway Infrastructure – Railway Earthworks.