You will need this registration if you intend to become a rail infrastructure manager of a private siding. A siding is a portion of railway track that branches away from the main rail infrastructure. A private siding is defined as a siding that is owned, controlled or managed by a person other than the person who manages the adjoining rail infrastructure.
Private sidings do not include:
- marshalling yards
- crossing loops
- passenger or freight terminals
- sidings under the management of an accredited rail infrastructure manager
- any siding designated as a non-private siding by the national regulations.
You are not required to be accredited to be a manager of a private siding.
You must be able to provide the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator detailed information about the location and nature of your private siding.