Where interface agreements exist, the National Railway Safety Act requires that all NSW crossings be governed by interface agreements between road and rail infrastructure managers. Individuals who enter into an interface contract are required to enter into interface agreements for crossings in their networks. NSW`s infrastructure managers include the Australian Rail Track Corporation, John Holland Rail, Sydney Trains, TfNSW and isolated and private line infrastructure managers. Road infrastructure managers include road and marine services, the Minister of Transport (with respect to Crown roads), local municipalities and private road owners. The National Railway Safety Act requires interface agreements between road and rail infrastructure managers to identify and define safety risks to crossings. For example, the local government is responsible for the provision and maintenance of warning signs at crossing entrances in accordance with the Australian AS1742.7 2016 standard. City councils must enter into interface agreements with the railway infrastructure manager responsible for crossings on their local roads by January 1, 2012. An interface agreement is a formal written agreement between the competent road and/or railway managers. The format of the agreement can be defined by the parties, but must include the points covered in section 105 of the NLSN, such. B as the responsibilities of the parties in terms of enforcement action and a procedure for monitoring these measures, and ensure that new risks are identified and minimized over time.
A model is also available. What an interface agreement An interface agreement is a written agreement on risk management for crossings. Municipalities maintain road infrastructure related to crossings and, together with rail infrastructure managers, are responsible for crossings in their territories. City councils are responsible for the management of 90% of NSW`s public crossings and are therefore important players in the management of crossing safety. Local communities contribute to the TfNSW Level Crossing Improvement Program and are required to consider crossings in their planning and development activities. This standard defines the means of traffic management to be used for the management and alerting of front and crossing traffic. It defines how this equipment will be used to achieve the level of traffic control necessary for the safety of rail traffic and road users.