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Track Safety Standards Compliance Manual

Document Series
Compliance Manuals
Federal Railroad Administration
Subject Track, Tracks & Structures

Note: The majority of the manual was updated in 2008. The date on the cover was not updated. The Track Safety Standards Compliance Manual (Chapters 1-7 and Appendix) provides technical guidance to Federal and State Track Inspectors. The Compliance Manual provides guidance for enforcement of the Track Safety Standards (TSS). The guidance provided in this manual may be revoked or modified without notice by memorandum of the Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety/Chief Safety Officer. This manual does not modify, alter, or revise the TSS in any way.

Last updated: Friday, December 12, 2008