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Rolling stock lighting and visibility

27 October 2023

The Australian standard for rolling stock lighting and visibility should include comprehensive requirements for additional lighting, including flashing visibility beacons.

The ATA made the call in its submission to the Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB) on its review of the standard, AS 7531.

The submission says that strobe/beacon lights are a low-cost, high-impact option to address the visibility issues encountered by road users and pedestrians. Wagons need side lighting, higher standard reflectors and greater visibility generally.