LUL - S1184
The Acceptance of Third Party Vehicles
|Publication Date:||1 June 2012|
This standard defines the particular requirements that apply to the acceptance l of vehicles for operation to run on LU-controlled infrastructure, under a Third Party Operator's (TPO's) Railway safety certificate accepted by the Office of Rail Regulation in accordance with The Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety ) Regulations 2006 (ROGS). This standard does not address the TPO's obligation under ROGS which should be dealt with directly between the TPO and ORR. It forms the specific instructions for LU staff and TPOs to use, in conjunction with S1538 Assurance.
This standard applies to the vehicle-related aspects of operations on LU-controlled infrastructure that involve through running of vehicles from a contiguous infrastructure not controlled by LU, where such vehicles operate under a TPO's safety certificate. It does not address safety of operations on infrastructure for which LU is not infrastructure Manager. It does however address risk imported on to LU controlled infrastructure from vehicles (e.g. through inadequate maintenance).
This standard applies to both existing vehicles that are not currently approved to run over LU infrastructure and new build vehicles proposed to operate over it. This standard also applies to the approval of vehicles of existing train operators that currently work over LU controlled infrastructure and organisations that propose to operate vehicles in the future. In addition, the standard applies to any subsequent significant modification to vehicles previously approved to operate over LU controlled infrastructure. Modifications that effect performance or interface with LU operations or infrastructure are likely to be deemed significant.
This standard does not address requirements for the approval of rolling stock to be operated under LU or Transplant safety certificates, which is addressed using LU Standard S1538 and other supporting LU documents and standards.
This standard replaces Manual of Good Practice G-184 A2.
The purpose of this Standard is to state the requirements for the acceptance of Third Party vehicles.