The Rail Safety National Law (RSNL) requires that rail transport operators and road managers coordinate actions at a rail or road crossing to ensure that the safety risks have been identified and are minimised so far as is reasonably practicable. They must each:
The specific responsibilities of each are described in sections 106-108 of the RSNL.
An interface agreement is a formal written agreement between the responsible road and/or rail managers. The format of the agreement may be determined by the parties but it must include the matters specified under section 105 of the RSNL, such as responsibilities of parties for implementing measures and a process for monitoring these, and ensuring that new risks are also identified and minimised over time. A template is also available for use.
Rail or road crossings include:
Penalties may apply to rail transport operators and road managers who breach their requirements at a rail or road crossing.
Last updated: 3 August 2020