This Standard provides requirements and recommendations for the design, installation, maintenance, and operation of axle counters systems in safety critical applications.

The scope of this Standard includes the following:

  • Design
  • Network and operational requirements.
  • Track maintenance considerations.
  • Testing and maintenance requirements.

Where the safety requirements of an axle counter system do not require a SIL 4 rating this Standard may be adopted in part or in full if appropriate to do so.