You will require this registration if you intend to become a rail infrastructure manager of a private siding. 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. A siding is a portion of railway track that branches away from the main 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 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 Contact Officer for more information.