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Track maintenance vehicle specific interface requirements

Track maintenance vehicle specific interface requirements

RSU

700 series

Table of contents

700

Introduction General Vehicle types Vehicle identification Authorisation of vehicles On track vehicles General 711 Bogie/suspension components Introduction Wheels Axles Wheel & axle assembly Axle bearing assemblies Bogie frames and associated componentry Vehicle suspension Brakes & pneumatic equipment Introduction Brake systems Parking brake Automatic brake Brake performance Brake equipment Coupling cocks Coupling hoses Body & underframe Rolling stock outline Couplers and draftgear Towing fixtures, jacking and lifting points Steps and handrails Marking and lettering Safety equipment Drivers safety system Speed indication Data logger/recorder Pressure indication Drivers emergency cock Emergency equipment Communications Headlights and marker lights Horns Vehicle performance Introduction Test requirement summary Maximum speed Track vehicles operating under the control of track signals General Authorisation Retesting

710

712

713

714

715

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Track maintenance vehicle specific interface requirements table of contents 720 Road/rail vehicles General 721 722 Suspension Introduction Brakes Introduction Brake systems Brake performance Body Rolling stock outline Safety equipment Speed indication Headlights and warning lights Horns Emergency equipment Vehicle performance Introduction Test requirement summary Ride performance test Introduction When a ride performance test is required Measurement of ride performance Base ride performance criteria Vehicle test configuration Test track configuration Test procedure Vehicle operation Introduction

RSU 700 series

723 724

725

726

727 730

Trolleys, trailers, quadricycles and trikes General 731 732 Flat top trolleys General Trailers General Braked trailers Quadricycles and trikes General Vehicle performance

733

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Track maintenance vehicle specific interface requirements

RSU

700

Introduction

[1] 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4

General The 700 series of Rolling Stock Units contain specific interface requirements for track maintenance vehicles operating on the Rail Infrastructure Corporation network. Requirements that are common with other types of rolling stock are included in the 200 series of Rolling Stock Units. Track maintenance vehicles must comply with the objectives of the Environment Protection Licence No. 3142. Track maintenance vehicles must comply with Environment Protection License No. 3142 with respect to maintenance of plant and equipment.

[2] 2.1

Vehicle types Track maintenance vehicles are used to carry out various work on or about the track. The major types of vehicles are:

Track repair machines. Refer to RSU 710 Overhead wiring vehicles. Refer to RSU 710 Road/rail vehicles. Refer to RSU 720 Flat top trolleys and trailers. Refer to RSU 730 Quadricycles and trikes. Refer to RSU 730

[3] 3.1 3.2 3.3

Vehicle identification All track maintenance vehicles shall have a discrete identification number. The identification number shall be clearly visible on the vehicle from each side and where practical on each end. Road registered road/rail vehicles may use the vehicle road registration number. If the road registration number is changed or the vehicle road registration is cancelled, the Rail Infrastructure Corporation shall be immediately notified.

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[4] 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6

Authorisation of vehicles For on-track maintenance vehicles, the vehicle information pack in Appendix A5 shall be completed and submitted. Vehicle testing requirements for on-track maintenance vehicles are summarised in RSU 715. For road/rail vehicles, the vehicle information pack in Appendix A6 shall be completed and submitted. Vehicle testing requirements for road/rail vehicles are summarised in RSU 725. For quadricycles and trikes, the vehicle information pack in Appendix A7 shall be completed and submitted. Vehicle testing requirements for road/rail vehicles are summarised in RSU 733.

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