LUL - S1158
Track - Inspection and maintenance
|Publication Date:||1 August 2019|
This standard applies to the Permanent Way system in running lines, depots and sidings.
It covers, but is not limited to, the following components of track:
a) running rails
b) check rails
c) rail fastenings including rail pads
d) adjustment and expansion switches
e) switches and crossings
f) track support features including ballast, shingle, formation, sand blankets, geosynthetics, second-stage concrete, transition slabs and drainage systems
g) switch fittings such as soleplates, stretcher bars and brackets and ancillary equipment such as point levers and point heaters.
That part of the standard dealing with inspection covers the following activities:
a) routine inspections of the track;
b) inspection of the track following a period out of use or when regular inspections have been suspended;
c) inspection following work on or near the line, to assure that the completed works and maintenance tolerances in standard S1159 are achieved and that the track is safe for its permitted use;
d) inspection following exposure to conditions or events that could affect the safety of the line;
e) inspection of temporary works;
f) inspection of certain off-track features including structures and fencing, to the extent that this activity is the responsibility of the Track discipline (in some cases this is by reference to other relevant standards).
The standard does not cover the requirements associated with the performance and design of track, which are the subject of standard S1157.
The standard shall be read in conjunction with standards S1162, S1163 and S1164 in respect of conductor rails and associated components.
The standard does not cover the requirements associated with Rail Defect management, which are the subject of standard S1178.
The purpose of this standard is to define the requirements for the measured and manual inspections and maintenance of the track system.