You will require this registration if you intend to become a rail infrastructure manager of a private siding that will be connected with a railway of an accredited rail transport operator or another private siding.
A siding is a portion of railway track connected by points to another running line or siding on which rolling stock (such as trains, carriages, and trams) are placed clear of the running line. A private siding is a siding that is owned, controlled or managed by a person, other than the person who manages the rail infrastructure to which the siding connects or to which it has access.
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 prescribed not to be a private siding as described in the national regulations.
It is not a requirement to hold an accreditation to become a manger of a private siding. Multiple private sidings may be held under the one registration. You may apply for an exemption from compliance with any part of the Rail Safety National Act. This exemption will be granted if the circumstances are deemed appropriate.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.