For example, the local government is responsible for the provision and maintenance of warning signs at access to level crossings, in accordance with Australian standard AS1742.7 2016. Municipalities are required to conclude, before 1 January 2012, interface agreements with the competent railway infrastructure manager for level crossings on their transport routes. The National Railway Safety Act requires interface agreements between road and rail infrastructure managers to identify safety risks at level crossings and to define measures to manage those risks. Persons who conclude an interface agreement from road and rail infrastructure managers are required to conclude interface agreements for level crossings on their networks. NSW`s rail infrastructure managers include the Australian Rail Track Corporation, John Holland Rail, Sydney Trains, TfNSW and infrastructure managers for isolated and private lines. Road infrastructure managers include roads and marine services, the Minister of Transport (with respect to Crown roads), local councils and private road owners. When interface agreements are to be concluded The National Railway Safety Act requires that interface agreements between road and rail infrastructure managers be concluded for all level crossings in NSW. An interface agreement is a formal written agreement between the competent road and/or rail operators. The format of the agreement may be defined by the parties, but must include the issues referred to in Section 105 of the NSR, such as.B. the responsibilities of the parties in implementing the measures and putting in place a procedure for monitoring them and ensuring that new risks are identified and minimised over time.
A template is also available. What is an interface agreement An interface agreement is a written agreement on risk management with respect to grade crossings. Maintenance requirements for grade crossings are based on Australian Standard 1742.7 “Uniform Traffic Control Devices Manual 2016”. An approval authority may not approve such developments without the agreement of the Director-General of the Railway Authority for the Rail Corridor. For more information, see the National Policy on Environmental Planning (Infrastructure) 2007. This standard defines the means of traffic control used to control and alert traffic at front and level crossings. It defines how such equipment is to be used to achieve the level of traffic control necessary for the safety of rail transport and road users. . . .