Codes of Practice and Guidance Notes

Approved Codes of Practice and Guidance Notes

The Rail Delivery Group issue Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs), Guidance Notes (GNs) and Good Practice Guides (GPGs) on behalf of the industry.

Below is a list of the current publications - click on the Download button to access the documents.

Engineering

KEY TRAIN REQUIREMENTS

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KTR

Key Train Requirements  | Issue 5.1

August 2015
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APPROVED CODES OF PRACTICE

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EC/01006

Management of Rail Vehicle Engineering Change | Issue 3.5

August 2015
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EC/01007

Management of Safety Critical Components | Issue 1

September 2004
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EC/01008

Tightlock Couplers and Autoconnectors (IB/TP1008) | Issue 2

December 2016
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EC/01009

GSM-R Cab Mobile Fitment | Issue 3

May 2013
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GUIDANCE NOTES

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EG/GN001

Contract Variation Approval Process | Issue 1

November 2014
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EG/GN002

The ATOC Guide to Vehicle Change | Issue 3.3

September 2014
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EG/GN003

Management of Rolling Stock Maintenance Records | Issue 1.1

May 2015
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EG/GN004

ETCS Cab Human Factors Design Guidance | Issue 1

November 2015
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EG/GN005

On Train GPS/Darwin Interface specification | Issue 2

April 2018
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EG/GN006

Cyber Security - Advice on Working Practises from a Rolling Stock Perspective | Issue 1

July 2017
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RDG-ENG-GN-007

Selection & Assurance of Fasteners for Legacy Fleets | Issue 1

April 2019
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RDG-ENG-GN-008

New Trains - A Good Practice Guide | Issue 2

March 2020
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Operations

APPROVED CODES OF PRACTICE

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ACOP011

Joint Industry Provision of Humanitarian Response Following a Major Passenger Rail Accident | Issue 16

April 2017
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ACOP012

Driver Manpower Monitoring | Issue 5 (RDG Members, by request only)

October 2016
ACOP014

Provision of Passenger Information | Issue 2

October 2016
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ACOP016

Incident Response Duties of Primary Support Operators | Issue 4

April 2017
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ACOPSR2013

Contingency Planning for Train Service Recovery - Service Recovery 2013 | Issue 1

November 2013
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GUIDANCE NOTES

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FLU/GN001

Contingency Planning Arrangements for a Flu Pandemic | Issue 4

October 2019
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RDG-OPS-GN-001

Use of Data Recorders | Issue 5

September 2020
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GN003

The Training of On-Train Staff in On-Train Emergency Procedures | Issue 7

April 2016
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RDG-OPS-GN-006

Safe Use of Station Vehicles | Issue 2

July 2020
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RDG-OPS-GN-009

Investigation of Station Stopping Incidents | Issue 5

July 2020
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RDG-OPS-GN-010

Managing the Risk to Passengers and Staff from the Use of Contracted Road Services | Issue 2

July 2020
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RDG-GN011

Emergency Planning - Knowledge, Understanding and Responsibilities |  Issue 3

November 2017
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RDG-GN012

Planning for and Responding to National Fuel Shortages | Issue 2

January 2018
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RDG-OPS-GN-013

Control of Risk Posed by the Presence of Legionella Bacteria in On-train Non-Potable Water Systems | Issue 3

October 2019
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GN014

Major Incidents - Preparation of Aide-Mémoires for Senior Managers | Issue 3

October 2017
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RDG-GN015

Extreme Weather Arrangements including Failure or Non-Availability of On-Train Environment Control Systems | Issue 3

February 2017
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RDG-GN016

Competence of Train Operator Liaison Officers (TOLOs) | Issue 3

February 2017
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RDG-GN017

Competence of Station Incident Officers (SIOs) | Issue 3

February 2017
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RDG-GN018

Responding to Ill Customers on Trains | Issue 2

November 2017
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RDG-OPS-GN-019

Developing Train Driving Policies Aligned with Non-Technical Skills | Issue 3

October 2020
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GN020

Driver Establishment Calculation and Influencing Factors to be Taken into Account (RDG Members, by request only) | Issue 1

December 2013
RDG-OPS-GN-021

Provision of Drinking Water for On-Train Use | Issue 3

July 2019
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RDG-OPS-GN-022

Safe Management of Pushchairs and Wheelchairs on Station Platforms | Issue 2

October 2019
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RDG-GN023

Checklist for Major Incident Response | Issue 2

October 2017
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RDG-OPS-GN-024

Selection and Management of Contractors | Issue 3

October 2019
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RDG-GN025

Post Incident Management of Personal Property | Issue 2

October 2017
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RDG-GN026

Planning for Special Events | Issue 2

October 2017
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RDG-OPS-GN-027

Winter Arrangements for Stations | Issue 2

July 2020
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GN028

Prosecution Policy | Issue 1

August 2015
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GN029

Responding to Vulnerable Persons | Issue 1

November 2015
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GN030

Developing ICT Capabilities | Issue 1

January 2016
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GN031

Security Briefings by the BTP | Issue 1

April 2016
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GN032

Information Sharing Protocol with the BTP | Issue 1

April 2016
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GN033

Station incident Response Planning | Issue 1

April 2016
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GN034

Logging and Loggists | Issue 1

July 2016
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GN036

Risks & Opportunities from ROCs and TM (RDG Members, by request only) | Issue 1

May 2016
RDG-GN037

Contingency Planning for Power Outages | Issue 1

January 2017
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RDG-GN038

Data Protection Requirements During and After Incidents | Issue 3

May 2019
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RDG-GN039

Social Media Response to Major Incidents and Disruptive Events (RDG Members, by request only) | Issue 2

April 2017
RDG-GN040

Delivering Good Schemes - Conventional Resignalling | Issue 2

May 2019
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RDG-OPS-GN-041

Train Driving Licenses and Certificates Regulations | Issue 3

July 2020
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RDG-GN043

Developing a Base Roster (for Drivers) (RDG Members, by request only) | Issue 1

May 2018
RDG-GN044

Proposals to Reduce Permissible Speed Restrictions | Issue 1

July 2018
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RDG-GN047

The Application of Industry Policy on Driver Controlled Operations (RDG Members, by request only) | Issue 1

May 2018
GN CCTV

National Rail & Underground CCTV | Issue 4

October 2015
SP01

Meeting the Needs of Passengers Stranded on Trains | Issue 4

June 2019
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GOOD PRACTICE GUIDES

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GPG005

Controller Recruitment, Training & Competence | Issue 2

December 2011
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GPG014

De-icing Agents for On Station Use

October 2006
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New Technology

GUIDANCE NOTES

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RDG/GN/GSM-R/001

Managing GSM-R Train Radio | Issue 2

January 2017
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RDG-ETCS-GN-001

L-NTC Principle Considerations for Driver Training | Issue 3

January 2020
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RDG-ETCS-GN-002

L2 & L3 ETCS Principle Considerations for Driver Training | Issue 3

January 2020
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RDG/GN/NTI/001

Delivering Good Schemes - ETCS | Issue 1

December 2017
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RDG/GN/NTI/003

ETCS Commercial Arrangements (RDG Members, by request only) | Issue 1

September 2017
RDG-ETCE-GN-004

ETCS On-board Equipment (RDG Members, by request only) | Issue 2

March 2020
RDG-GN/NTI/015

Managing ERTMS Performance | Issue 2

September 2017
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Other

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ATOC/OITC2015

Operational Planning and Implementation of Timetable Change | Issue 1

November 2015
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AWG

Managing Low Adhesion | Issue 6

January 2018
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RDG/NTF/DoRPM

Definitions of Railway Performance Metrics | Issue 2.2

October 2017
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OPS/GPG/99

Operational Readiness for Delivery of Significant Engineering Works | Issue 1

June 2017
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RDG-CONOPS/NTI/001

Concept of Operations - Connected Driver Advisory Systems (C-DAS) | Issue 1

August 2017
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RDG-CONOPS/NTI/002

Concept of Operations - Stock and Crew Systems | Issue 1

April 2018
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RDG-CSC/NTI/001

Common System Capabilities - Stock and Crew System | Issue 1

July 2018
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RDG-T&FG/NTI/001

Crew and Stock Systems - Task and Finish Group Final Technical Report | Issue 1

May 2019
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