Within the scope defined in its remit, the committee’s coverage includes all railway infrastructure other than signalling, telecommunications, and electrification equipment. It also includes the management of risk from the railway environment. Coverage includes:
Track, drainage, earthworks, and structures supporting or protecting the track
Other adjacent structures and buildings that could affect the safety of the railway
Infrastructure for access to or along the railway
Level crossing surfaces
Environmental conditions (managing the risk from vegetation, weather and water)
Structures used to support signalling, telecommunications, electrification, lighting, and other equipment (such as gantries)
Consideration of the interfaces between any of these items and those covered by other standards committees.
Message from the chair
INS SC is the cross-industry decision making body for standards on railway civil engineering infrastructure including track, bridges, station infrastructure etc.