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 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.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.