Requirements for Safe Operations in Yards and Maintenance Facilities


This Rail Standard provides guidance for the safe operation of trains and on-track equipment (OTE) in rail yards and maintenance facilities. It is applicable to heavy, light rail, streetcar, and automated people-mover systems, and provides standards for employees responsibilities for the safe movement of trains and OTE.

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Document Number Version Publication Date Publication Related Information
APTA RT-OP-S-003-02 Rev. 2 10/08/2018 Published Current


maintenance facilities, rail transit operations, safe operations, yards, and OTE


The operation of trains and OTE in yards and maintenance facilities requires coordination of activities to ensure the safety of personnel and the protection of equipment. This document provides requirements for rules and procedures for employee responsibility for the safe movement of trains and OTE in yards and maintenance facilities.

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