Transport standards

The Asset Standards Authority (ASA) is responsible for setting network standards for nominated NSW transport assets. The ASA is the primary source of knowledge, expertise and support for standards governing NSW rail assets and metropolitan rail transport projects.

For information about standards please email or download the ASA Charter (pdf 598KB) for functions and definitions.

Managing standards

The ASA is responsible for managing the content and integrity of the standards, making them available in multiple formats for AEOs and other interested parties.

The suite of network standards for which the ASA is responsible includes ASA published standards, RailCorp engineering standards adopted without amendment, and Australian and International standards which are identified as being applicable to the NSW rail network.

The ASA is also taking on responsibility for updating and reviewing standards. Adopting international best practice, the ASA will set standards through the implementation of a process to promote collaboration between the ASA and other sectors of the rail industry.

Standards will also undergo periodic review to ensure they are effective and incorporate best practice. To make accessing standards easier, the ASA is investigating the production of  standards in a format compatible with mobile technologies.

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