EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 7, 2020: FRA Publishes Final Rule on Rail Integrity and Track Safety Standards
- On October 7, 2020
By: Janet Gilbert
The FRA is revising its regulations governing the minimum safety requirements for railroad track. The changes include allowing inspection of rail using continuous rail testing; allowing the use of flange-bearing frogs in crossing diamonds; relaxing the guard check gage limits on heavy-point frogs used in Class 5 track; removing an inspection-method exception for high density commuter lines; and other miscellaneous revisions. The Final Rule can be viewed here.
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