Glossary of Terms



Alternative
This term has wide common usage and may be used within the rail industry/is associated with a preferred

Legacy
This is the term historically used and is recorded to allow readers to interpret legacy documents. It should not be used in new documents.

Non-preferred

Obsolete
This term refers to items no longer in use. It should not be used in new documents

Other
An item not covered by other categories

Overseas
It should not be used in new documents.

Preferred
This is the term to be used for all RISSB Standards Products

Regional
This term is in common usage within a state, locality or by a rail organisation. It can be used in providing context but must be associated with a preferred term.