This standard specifies the accepted criteria to be employed when designing, procuring or installing signalling cables routes, cable pits and signalling infrastructure foundations on the Australian rail network.
For the purpose of this standard signalling cables includes all cable used to interface with signalling infrastructure.
This standard covers the materials, types, design and installation requirements for signalling cable routes, cable pits and signalling infrastructure foundations to ensure technical and safety integrity.
This standard is intended to be used by rail infrastructure managers (RIMs), designers and installers of signalling systems (including communications for signalling purposes) and suppliers of signalling cable routes, cable pits and signalling infrastructure foundations.
This standard is intended to be applied for new installations and upgrades; it need not be applied retrospectively.
The objective of this Standard is to set out the minimum requirements for:
- signalling cable routes, cable pits and for foundations at signals, gantries, location cases, equipment rooms, telephones and ground frames;
- minimising the risk of asset failures;
- minimising harm to personnel working with, or in the vicinity of, signalling cable routes and trackside infrastructure when such work is taking place outside the rail danger zone;