National Rail Turnouts Workshop -
Standards Development
Turnouts and Other Special Trackwork
Sharon Mawhinney, Senior Asso...
Structure of Presentation
• Vision for Rail
• Challenges for rail
• Opportunities for growth
• Strategic priorities
Strate...
Standards in context of industry priorities
• Vision for Rail
• Challenges for rail
• Opportunities for growth
• Strategic...
Industry Profile
Key
4
BG
NG
SG
The Vision
The industry vision begins:
”The Australian Rail Supply Sector will be innovative and cohesive, having
develope...
The Challenges
• Fragmented history
• Legacy of gauges
• State focused governance
• Diverse standards by state, market and...
Growth Opportunities
• Demand for urban and regional
passenger services
• High speed rail
• Energy and carbon efficiencies...
Strategic Priority Areas
Six priority areas Regulation and Standardisation
1. Governance
• Define and catalogue
national s...
Standard Development
AS7642 Railway Infrastructure – Turnouts and Other Special Trackwork
• Process of development
• Objec...
Standard Development Process
10
INTERNAL REVIEW
Internal review by
RISSB PM and
Development Group
(DG)
REVISIONS AND
COMME...
Objectives of AS7642 Australian StandardObjectives
Establish set of mandatory and recommended requirements
Adopt a whole o...
Scope of Operations
Included:
• Differing gauges (NG, SG, BG, dual)
• Passenger
• Freight
• Mixed operation
Excluded:
• He...
Scope of Components
Included:
• Turnouts
• Crossings
• Slips
• Catch points
• Expansion switches
• Manual point levers
Exc...
Whole of Life Scope of Management
Content, Purpose and Scope1. Introduction
Competencies, Interfaces, Document Management
...
Scope of Appendices to Standard
A. Definitions
B. Points and crossing layouts
C. General design criteria
D. Turnouts
E. Cr...
Current Challenges
Standard Development Process:
• Funding structure
• Resource support
• Manufacturer involvement
• Progr...
Current Challenges
Standard Content Development:
• Fostering a ‘national’ focus
• Narrow, standard & broad gauges
• Standa...
Current Challenges
Wider Industry:
• Industry strategic planning
• Cross stakeholder participation
• Industry regulation
•...
Where to from here?
• Where we are as an industry
• Where we need to be
• How can we get there
Future State Where?
19
Recap on Vision
The industry vision begins:
”The Australian Rail Supply Sector will be innovative and cohesive,
having dev...
So what do we need to do to get there?
WHAT CAN BE
ACHIEVED?
WHAT NEEDS TO
BE DONE?
WHERE ARE WE
NOW?
What external factor...
Strategic priority areas supporting industry
technologies, capabilities and needs
Priority enablers Technology Priorities ...
Priorities in action
LONG TERMMEDIUM TERMSHORT TERM
• Integrated
• Cohesive
• Efficient
• Productive
• Innovative
• Vibran...
In Summary
• Vision for Rail
• Challenges for rail
• Opportunities for growth
• Strategic priorities
Strategic
Context
• P...
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Sharon Mawhinney, Senior Associate, Evans & Peck delivered the presentation at the RISSB’s 2013 Rail Turnouts Workshop.

The RISSB’s National Rail Turnouts Workshop 2013 gives all those involved an in-depth forum to consolidate and share the latest technical information for rail turnouts. Drawing on industry expertise, the workshop features technical and practical presentations that address key turnout functions in an every-day operational context.

For more information about the event, please visit: http://www.informa.com.au/railturnoutsworkshop13

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Sharon Mawhinney, Evans & Peck - Standards Development: Turnouts and Other Special Trackwork

  1. 1. National Rail Turnouts Workshop - Standards Development Turnouts and Other Special Trackwork Sharon Mawhinney, Senior Associate, Evans & Peck 29th May 2013 Crowne Plaza, Newcastle
  2. 2. Structure of Presentation • Vision for Rail • Challenges for rail • Opportunities for growth • Strategic priorities Strategic Context • Process of development • Objectives of AS7642 Standard • Scope of the Standard • Issues and challenges Standard Development • Where we are as an industry • Where we need to be • How can we get there Future State Why? How? Where? 2
  3. 3. Standards in context of industry priorities • Vision for Rail • Challenges for rail • Opportunities for growth • Strategic priorities Strategic Context Why? 3
  4. 4. Industry Profile Key 4 BG NG SG
  5. 5. The Vision The industry vision begins: ”The Australian Rail Supply Sector will be innovative and cohesive, having developed a strong sense of industry. This unified industry will be capable of embracing change, enabling it to respond to international trends and achieve profitable growth on a local and global scale.” On track to 2040 - Preparing the Australian Rail supply industry for Challenges and Growth, 2011 5
  6. 6. The Challenges • Fragmented history • Legacy of gauges • State focused governance • Diverse standards by state, market and customer boundaries • Slow rates of innovation • Global economic landscape • Rising markets in Asia Pacific region 6
  7. 7. Growth Opportunities • Demand for urban and regional passenger services • High speed rail • Energy and carbon efficiencies of rail • Growth in mining sector • Light rail in all major cities • Inland standard gauge rail link 7
  8. 8. Strategic Priority Areas Six priority areas Regulation and Standardisation 1. Governance • Define and catalogue national standards • Establish a single safety and standards body • Target funding towards standardisation 2. Regulation and Standardisation 3. Funding 4. Collaboration 5. Research 6. Policy 8
  9. 9. Standard Development AS7642 Railway Infrastructure – Turnouts and Other Special Trackwork • Process of development • Objectives of AS7642 Standard • Scope of the Standard • Issues and challenges Standard Development How? 9
  10. 10. Standard Development Process 10 INTERNAL REVIEW Internal review by RISSB PM and Development Group (DG) REVISIONS AND COMMENTS Revisions to draft ISSUES REGISTER ISSUES REGISTER Revisions to Draft Internal Reviews External Reviews Completion of Standard Documentation ENDORSEMENT FINAL ENDORSEMENT DRAFT STANDARD Draft standard in alignment with existing and national relevant proponents HAZARD REGISTER Review and revise as required through revisions and development of Standards OPEN REVIEW Relevant and external stakeholder review VALIDATION Independent validation as per ADMIN 4 & Validation FINALISATION OF DOCUMENTATION Draft Standard Pro-forma Hazard Register Pro-forma Industry Review & Response Pro-forma DG RISSB APPROVAL TO ISSUE Minimum 2 open review periods Jan 2012 April 2013 July 2013 May 2013 Nov 2013
  11. 11. Objectives of AS7642 Australian StandardObjectives Establish set of mandatory and recommended requirements Adopt a whole of life approach to management Provide a uniform basis for safety compliance Provide uniform basis for lifecycle management Build upon current good practice from existing standards Cover differing rail operations across Australia Consistent approach to risk management and treatment 11
  12. 12. Scope of Operations Included: • Differing gauges (NG, SG, BG, dual) • Passenger • Freight • Mixed operation Excluded: • Heritage railways • Sugar cane railways • Light rail networks • Miniature railways 12
  13. 13. Scope of Components Included: • Turnouts • Crossings • Slips • Catch points • Expansion switches • Manual point levers Excluded: • Track formation support • Ballast • Signal interlocking equipment 13
  14. 14. Whole of Life Scope of Management Content, Purpose and Scope1. Introduction Competencies, Interfaces, Document Management 2. General Requirements Components, Specification, Rating, Capacity, Configurations3. Design & Rating Testing, Acceptance, Assembly, Dispatch 4. Manufacturing & Supply Construction tolerance, Commissioning 5. Construction & Commissioning Inspection, Assessment, Response Actions 6. Monitoring & Maintenance Categories of release materials 7. Decommissioning & Disposal 14
  15. 15. Scope of Appendices to Standard A. Definitions B. Points and crossing layouts C. General design criteria D. Turnouts E. Crossings F. Slips G. Catch points H. Expansion switches I. Manufacturing tolerances J. Construction tolerances K. Bearings and fastenings L. Inspection frequencies M. Response Actions N. Typical Defects O. Maintenance Limits 15
  16. 16. Current Challenges Standard Development Process: • Funding structure • Resource support • Manufacturer involvement • Program and interface management • Competing ‘local’ priorities 16
  17. 17. Current Challenges Standard Content Development: • Fostering a ‘national’ focus • Narrow, standard & broad gauges • Standard design footprints • Sourcing information - dual gauge - heavy haul rail sections - international standards 17
  18. 18. Current Challenges Wider Industry: • Industry strategic planning • Cross stakeholder participation • Industry regulation • Support of national peak bodies • Collaboration on standardisation • Funding priorities aligned to implementation program 18
  19. 19. Where to from here? • Where we are as an industry • Where we need to be • How can we get there Future State Where? 19
  20. 20. Recap on Vision The industry vision begins: ”The Australian Rail Supply Sector will be innovative and cohesive, having developed a strong sense of industry. This unified industry will be capable of embracing change, enabling it to respond to international trends and achieve profitable growth on a local and global scale.” Preparing the Australian Rail supply industry for Challenges and Growth On track to 2040 20
  21. 21. So what do we need to do to get there? WHAT CAN BE ACHIEVED? WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE? WHERE ARE WE NOW? What external factors influence the Australian rail industry and how are these evolving?Trends and Drivers What domestic and international opportunities do these trends and drivers present? Opportunities What competitive advantages can the industry exploit to help realise these opportunities? What additional capability and technology needs to be developed? What are the gaps and barriers that will prevent opportunities from being realised? Technologies and Capabilities What is being done? How can gaps and barriers be addressed to achieve opportunities? Enabling Actions VISION Current State Long Term (2040+)Medium TermShort Term  Materials & Manufacturing  Monitoring & Management  Power & Propulsion  Governance  Regulation & Standardisation  Funding  Collaboration  Research  Policy 21
  22. 22. Strategic priority areas supporting industry technologies, capabilities and needs Priority enablers Technology Priorities Market Priorities 1. Governance 1. Materials and Manufacturing • Effective operations • Quality services • Efficient systems 2. Regulation and Standardisation 2. Monitoring and Management 3. Funding 4. Collaboration 3. Power and Propulsion 5. Research 6. Policy 22
  23. 23. Priorities in action LONG TERMMEDIUM TERMSHORT TERM • Integrated • Cohesive • Efficient • Productive • Innovative • Vibrant • Profitable • Interoperability • Standardisation • Research • Skills • Capabilities • Technology • Communication • Collaboration • Governance • Policy conditions • Research funding NATIONAL APPROACH GLOBAL LEADERROADMAP SUPPORT 23
  24. 24. In Summary • Vision for Rail • Challenges for rail • Opportunities for growth • Strategic priorities Strategic Context • Process of development • Objectives of AS7642 Standard • Scope of the Standard • Issues and challenges Standard Development • Where we are as an industry • Where we need to be • How can we get there Future State Why? How? Where? 24
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