AS 7638:2022


Railway earthworks

Published by Standards Australia, 04/26/2022


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AS 7638, 1st, 2022 – Railway earthworks

This Standard provides a whole-of-life approach to rail structures, and covers the general management requirements, material composition, manufacturing,construction, maintenance, decommissioning and disposal of rail structures used in Australian rail operations.This includes:

(a) cuttings and excavations;
(b) embankments;
(c) sub-ballast I capping layer.

This Standardshouldbe used for new earthworks and modifications toexisting earthworks.RIMs may also use this Standard when assessing existing earthworks.
This Standard coversrailwaysclassified in AS 7630including light rail networks,except forhigh speed passenger lines.
This Standard does not coverballast, rails, sleepers,or rail jewellery.
This Standard is not specifically intended to cover cane railways or heritage railways operating on private reservation,howeveritemsfrom this Standard may be applied to such systems as deemed appropriate by therelevantrailwayinfrastructure manager(RIM).
This Standard is also not intended for use in the design of the following:

(a) Works intended to be of a temporary or emergency nature.
(b) Piled foundations.
(c) Flood levee banks.

General Product Information:

Committee standard
Purchase Note All current amendments available at time of purchase are included with the purchase of this document
Document Type PDF
ISBN 9781761136917
Pages 78
Document Language English
Publisher Standards Australia
Status Current