Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure (DPTI) Network Operator role ceases on 4 May 2021

The Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure (DPTI), now Department for Infrastructure and Transport (DIT), previously maintained and operated both Adelaide Train and Tram Networks. These networks have recently been privatised, and now Keolis Downer maintains and operates the Adelaide Metropolitan Passenger Rail Network and Torrens Connect maintains and operates the Adelaide Tram Network.  The Department will cease its Network Operator role on 4 May 2021.


If you are a contractor wishing to access and/or work on either Network, you must hold a Rail Industry Worker Card and comply with the competency requirements of the respective Network Operator role: 

  • AMPRN - Operator 
  • Torrens Connect - Operator


To understand what competencies you may need to access each network, please contact the relevant Network Operator, or additionally, view the RIW Business Rules for each operator:



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https://support.riw.net.au/support/solutions/articles/51000176009


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Keolis Downer becomes the new Network Operator of the Adelaide Metropolitan Passenger Rail Network (AMPRN) on 31 January 2021


Keolis Downer Adelaide has taken over from Department of Infrastructure and Transport as the Network Operator for the Adelaide Metropolitan Passenger Rail Network (AMPRN) on 31 January 2021.

 

All Contractors and employees wishing to access and work on the Adelaide Metropolitan Passenger Rail Network must hold a valid RIW Card and be compliant with the AMPRN - Operator Role.

 

For more information, please visit the Keolis Downer Adelaide AMPRN website at https://www.keolisdowneradelaide.com.au/

 

For the AMPRN Operator Role to be valid, workers must complete the AMPRN Rail Safety Induction (EL85) delivered via E-Learning within the RIW System or have uploaded the DPTI Rail Commissioner Safety Induction (82713). In addition, workers must have completed the National Unit of Competence - Safely Access the Rail Corridor or have uploaded the DPTI Rail Safety Awareness Employee Letter.  

 

Note. Keolis Downer will continue to accept the DPTI Rail Commissioner Safety Induction until 31 January 2022. After which time all existing and new workers must have completed the AMPRN Rail Safety Induction (EL85) E-Learning and hold the National Unit of Competence - Safely Access the Rail Corridor.  



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https://support.riw.net.au/support/solutions/articles/51000176027



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Torrens Connect becomes the new Network Operator of the Adelaide Tram Network in July 2020

Torrens Connect, a consortium of John Holland and UGL Rail, had taken over from Department of Infrastructure and Transport as the Network Operator for the Adelaide Tram Network in July 2020.

 

All Contractors wishing to access and work on the Torrens Connect Adelaide Tram Network must hold a valid RIW Card and be compliant with the Torrens Connect - Operator Role.

 

For more information, please visit the Torrens Connect Adelaide Tram Network website at https://torrensconnect.com.au/, and for general information about access requirements, visit here.

 

For the Torrens Connect - Operator Role to be valid, workers must complete the Torrens Connect Operational Rail Induction (EL79) delivered via E-Learning in the RIW System, and have completed the National Unit of Competence - Safely Access the Rail Corridor.  

 

Note. Torrens Connect does not accept the Rail Commissioners Safety Induction or Employee Letter previously issued by Department of Public Transport and Infrastructure. 



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UGL Regional Linx to become the new operator of the Country Regional Network from 30 January 2022


UGL Regional Linx (UGLRL) will commence as the new operator of the Country Regional Network (CRN) on behalf of Transport for NSW (TfNSW) on 30 January 2022.

 

UGLRL, a wholly-owned subsidiary of UGL Ltd., is mobilising towards service commencement with its operational headquarters to be established in Orange, NSW.

 

As part of their commitment to regional NSW, UGLRL will ensure more than 80% of employees are based close to the CRN. They have committed to an industry-leading indigenous employment target of 20% of its workforce within five years of service commencement.

 

All contractors and employees wishing to access and work on the CRN must hold a valid RIW card and be compliant with the below mandatory job roles:

  • Around the Track Personnel (Construction/Maintenance)
  • UGLRL-Operator on Track


RIW cardholders must also hold the required job role for the work to be undertaken, such as Protection Officer, Track Certifier, Plumber, or Electrician.


In addition to the mandatory roles listed above, UGLRL will require specific competencies to be current and valid. These are:

  • Safely Access the Rail Corridor (or equivalent)
  • Construction Induction (White Card)
  • Category 3 Rail Medical (Category 1 and 2 are also accepted)
  • UGLRL Induction (delivered via E-Learning from the RIW System)
  • UGLRL Critical Risks (delivered via E-Learning from the RIW System)
  • For Protection Officers, UGLRL Work on Track Electronic Application

 

For more information, please visit the UGLRL website at www.uglregionallinx.com.au.

 

Note: UGLRL will continue to accept current CRN job roles until 31 July 2022. After this date, all workers must have completed the above UGLRL requirements to access the CRN.



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