The objective of this Standard is to provide technical requirements to enable a rail infrastructure manager (RIM) to design, supply, install and maintain ballastless track systems. The Standard outlines minimum requirements for ballastless track systems. RIMs 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 for reference and development by suppliers and construction contractors.