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2DS
2 Degree Scenario
AAR
Association of American Railroads
ABARE
Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics
ABCC
Australian Building Construction Commission
ABN
Australian Business Number
Above rail
Ownership and operation of rollingstock including locomotives and wagons
ACA
Australian Coal Association
ACCC
Australian Consumer and Competition Commission
ACCU
Australian Carbon Credit Units
ACN
Australian Company Number
AFPCS
Australian Fair Pay and Conditions Standard
AFULE
Australian Federated Union of Locomotive Employees
AIFR
All Injury Frequency Rate – the total number of employee injuries per million hours worked
AIRC
Australian Industrial Relations Commission
ALC
Australian Logistics Council
Alternative Duties Injury
A work-related occurrence resulting in the injured person being assigned alternative duties for one day/shift or more. Alternative duties are tasks not usually forming a significant component of the injured person’s job.
AMWU
Australian Manufacturing Workers Union
APCT
Abbot Point Coal Terminal
APESMA
Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia
APEX
Advanced Planning and Execution Operational Technology
ARA
Australasian Railway Association
ARG
Australian Railroad Group (Aurizon subsidiary company)
ARTC
Australian Rail Track Corporation (Federal body established in 1997 by the Commonwealth and State Governments to oversee operator access to national rail network)
ASEAN
Association of Southeast Asian Nations
ATO
Australian Taxation Office
B & B
Babcock & Brown
Ballast
Graded stone sub-base providing drainage, support and lateral restraint of the track
Balloon Loop
A circular, balloon-shaped track configuration, primarily used at loading and unloading sites, that allows trains to return back along the track in the opposite direction without the need of shunting
Bank
A section of railway line on a gradient, also known as a grade
BBI
Babcock and Brown Infrastructure
BCII Act
Building and Construction Industry Improvement Act 2005
BCM
Ballast Cleaning Machine
Below Rail
Ownership and operation of track infrastructure such as signalling, overheads and the track itself
Below rail revenue
(BR Revenue) Revenue collected from customers for below rail (track access and electricity) charges paid by Aurizon to rail access providers
Between the rails
A position on a railway bridge deck between the running rails
Billed tonnes
Billed tonnes are the tonnes billed to customer (including empty wagons due to customer fault). The billed tonnes are also based on complete load date. The source of the data is SAP, which is our billing system. Any data from sources other than SAP may not be valid when looking at billed tonnes.
Blackspot signal
A signal exceeded five or more times in a three-year period or three or more times in a twelve-month period
Block
In signalling terminology, a physical length of track protected by a fixed signal indicating to a driver when it is safe to proceed into the section
BLP
Block Leisure Period
BNSF
BNSF Railway is a subsidiary of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation, the holding company formed by the 22 September 1995 merger of Burlington Northern Incorporated. It is one of four remaining transcontinental railroads in the US, and one of the largest freight railroad networks and the largest intermodal operator in North America.
Board
The Board of Directors of Aurizon Holdings Limited
Bogie
Wheels used in pairs under rollingstock. The bogie has a central pivot point which allows it to turn as the track curves and thus guide the vehicle into the curve.
CAC
Comprehensive Accumulation Category
CAGR
Compound annual growth rate, expressed as a percentage per year
CBL
Cross Border Lease
CDMP
Coal Dust Management Plan
CDR
Car Driving Radius
CGT
Capital Gain Tax
Check Drive
Driver observation tool/check list
Class of injury
The ‘class’ of an injury provides an indication of the severity of the injury. Fatal: An injury resulting, directly or indirectly, in the death of the injured person Class 1: A non-fatal injury involving the permanent loss of a body part or body function Class 2: An injury involving the temporary loss of a body part or body function, with full recovery to the pre-injury condition and capacity Class 3: An injury involving temporary inconvenience to the injured person, but not significant loss of a body function
Class1
Refers to the classification of the locomotive, or the designation of the railroad (North America)
CN
The Canadian National Railway. A Canadian Class I railway operated by the Canadian National Railway Company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec.
CO2e
Carbon dioxide equivalent
Coal
The above rail coal haulage operating division of Aurizon Holdings Limited
Coking Coal
Coking coal, metallurgical, including pulverised coal injection (PCI) coals, is mainly used in the production of pig iron for crude steel, with a small amount used for foundry coke. There are two types of coking coal – hard and soft.
Collision
When a train strikes another train, other rollingstock, an object or people. See also Yard collision.
Communities of competence
Communities of competence focus on a collaborative approach to developing and implementing key safety initiatives. They aim to help improve safety in the workplace by focusing on critical areas. Members are selected experts from multiple disciplines across all Aurizon business units.
Consignee
The receiver who accepts your delivery.
Container
A shipping container is a standard sized metal box used to transport freight.
Container Park
A place where shipping lines store their empty containers.
Corridor
A grouping of hauls based on geographic location. There are seven corridors: 1. Newlands 2. Goonyella 3. Blackwater 4. Moura 5. West Moreton 6. Hunter Valley 7. Hunter Surrounds. Hauls crossing corridors are classified based on the location of their destination Cost per Consist Cost for a train set, including hook and pull wagons or a locomotive
CPS
Cents per share
CPS
Current Policies Scenario
Cube/Cubic
This is the size of your consignment, measured in cubic metres.
Customer Reference Number
The customer reference number will mean different things to different organisations. Often it is used as a reference for a purchase order i.e. the number that is cross referenced with an internal order that becomes the authority to order that service.
DBCC
Dalrymple Bay Coal Chain
DBCT
Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal
DDA
Disability Discrimination Act 1992
DEHP
Department of Environment and Heritage Protection
Demurrage
Detention of a freight beyond the time allowed for collection. Also the payment mode for such a delay.
Derailment
Refer to Running Line Derailment and Yard Derailment
DG (Dangerous goods)
Dangerous goods are solids, liquids, or gases that can harm people, property, or the environment. Dangerous goods include materials that are radioactive, flammable, explosive, corrosive, oxidizing, asphyxiating, biohazardous, toxic, pathogenic, or allergenic.
DIFOT
A measure of delivery performance in a supply chain standing for Delivered In-Full, On-Time
Distant Signal
A signal giving an advanced warning of what the next signal is showing. It has no stop indication.
DOO
Driver Only Operations
Double-header
Term for the provision of two locomotives to haul a train. Usually these are coupled in multiple to allow control by one crew.
DPU
Distributed power unit
Dry Freight
Freight that's not refrigerated.
DSITI
Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation
DTC
Deficit tonnage charge
EA
Enterprise Agreement
EA7
Enterprise Agreement 7
EAP
Employee Assistance Program
EBA
Enterprise Bargaining Agreement
EBIT Margin
Underlying earnings before interest and tax divided by total revenue and other income
EBITDA
Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation
ECP Braking
Electronically-controlled pneumatic braking
EDN
Export Declaration number. Exporters are required to submit information to the Australian Customs Service in order for their goods to be legally exported. The information required includes the commodity type, FOB value, load port, destination port, and date of shipment.
EEO
Equal Employment Opportunity
EEO Act
Energy Efficiency Opportunity Act 2006 (Cth)
EEO
Energy Efficiency Opportunity
EGM
Extraordinary general meeting
ELT
Executive Leadership Team
Embankment
A section of railway line where the surrounding terrain is at a lower level than the line and the ground has been built up to lay the track
Empty for Export Booking
Process in which an empty container is booked on the seafreighter service so that it can be packed and it can be later rebooked as an export booking. Booking process is much simpler as shipping details are not required.
EMU
The Electric Multiple Unit is a suburban passenger train built between 1979 and 1986 by Walkers Ltd.
EPS
Earnings Per Share
ESG
Environmental, Social and Governance
ET
Engineering Trades
ETU
Electrical Trades Union
Fair Access
Related to third party access as required either by ACCC or QCA to meet Trade Practices
Fair Work Act
Federal legislation The Fair Work Act 2009 (“Fair Work”) replacing the Workplace Relations Act 1996 and its ‘Work Choice’ changes
FBT
Fringe Benefits Tax
FCL (Full Container Load)
The FCL and LCL are differentiated, in practice, on whether the 'whole container' or 'not the whole container' is intended for the consignee.
FDC
Freight Distribution Centre
Final Destination
The final destination of a container which has travelled by vessel.
FMS
Freight Management System
Freight
The cargo you're sending. The same as product, commodity, load, etc.
Freight Forwarder
Organisation that facilitates the delivery of freight by employing freight operators i.e. shipping lines, rail operators, road operators, airlines on behalf of their customer. The provide an administration function in coordinating the various modes of transport and meeting the regulatory requirements imposed by statutory authorities i.e. chain of responsibility and Customs and Quarantine.
FTE
Full Time Equivalent
FY
Financial year ended 30 June, as the context requires
G&W
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads in the United States, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands and owns a minority interest in a railroad in Bolivia.
GAAP
Generally Accepted Accountancy Practicies
GAMF
Governance and Management Framework
GAP
Goonyella to Abbot Point
GAPE
Goonyella Abbot Point Expansion
Gauge
The distance between the two running rails on a single piece of track. In Queensland this is 1067 mm.
GCEE
Gladstone Coal Exporters Executive
GFC
Global financial crisis
GHG
Greenhouse Gas
Glossary Term
A term
GOC
Government Owned Company or Corporation
GOC Act
Government Owned Corporations Act 1993
Goonyella and Newlands system
The Goonyella and Newlands system services the coal mines in the northern and central area. Bowen Coal is transported via rail to the two coal terminals at the port: the Dalrymple Bay Coal Basin Terminal (DBCT) and the Hay Point Services Coal Terminal (HPSCT)
GPC
Gladstone Ports Corporation
Grade
The ratio of elevation gained or lost per distance travelled expressed as a percentage
GRI
Global Reporting Initiative
GTK
Gross tonne kilometres: Gross Train weight × total distance + net tonne kilometres (NTKs)
GW
Gigawatt (109)
IBNR
Incurred but not reported
ICSS
International Customer Service Standard
IDR
Injury Downtime Rate
IEA
International Energy Agency
IFRS
International Financial Reporting Standards
Import
A container which has travelled by vessel into an Australian port destined for a location within Australia.
IMU
The Intercity Multiple Unit is an electric passenger train used for operation between urban centre and metropolitan area built between 1996 and 2002 by Walkers Ltd and EDI Rail
Interail
A Queensland Rail Subsidiary. Aurizon’s first acquisition outside Queensland. Formerly Northern Rivers Railroad
Intermodal Transportation
Transportation movement involving more than one method of travel, i.e. rail-road.
Interstate
Transport of goods between states.
Interstate/Domestic Traffic
Same as superfreighter traffic.
ISG
Infrastructure Services Group Aurizon Business Group. See Services
IVMS
In-Vehicle Monitoring System
Km
Kilometre
KML
Karara Mining Limited
kW
kilowatt (103)
LCL (Less-Than-Container load)
The FCL and LCL are differentiated, in practice, on whether the 'whole container' or 'not the whole container' is intended for the consignee.
Lloyds No
This is like an international registration number for vessels. It is a unique number that is used as an identifier for vessels anywhere in the world. The number is held at Lloyds registry in London.
Loading component
Portion of a service where the train’s wagons are loaded with coal
Loading Gauge
The maximum dimensions allowed for rollingstock on a given portion of the rail network
Loading Point
A facility where coal is loaded into wagons for transportation to an unloading point, usually co-located with a mine.
Loadout Clearance Indicator
Two aspect indicator lights attached to each end of the loadout. Yellow to indicate all loadout structures are clear and to proceed with caution, and red to stop
Locomotive
A piece of rollingstock with the primary purpose to haul wagons
Loop
A line running parallel to another line to enable crossing or passing other trains
LOP
Local Operating Procedure
LTI
Lost Time Injuries
LTIA
Long Term Incentive Awards
LTIFR
Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate refers to the number of occurrences of Lost Time Injury for each one million hours worked.
MAR
Maximum Allowable Revenue that Aurizon Network Pty Ltd is entitled to earn from the provision of coal carrying train services in the CQCN across the term of an access undertaking
MCA
Minerals Council of Australia
Mechanism of injury
The way in which the injury was sustained, or how the person was hurt
MRL
Mineral Resources Limited
MT
Million tonnes
Mt Isa Line
The Mount Isa Line (also known as Great Northern Railway) services the North West Queensland Minerals Province, running from the Port of Townsville to Mount Isa.
MTCE
Million Tonnes of Coal Equivalent
MTP
Master Train Plan
Mtpa
Million tonnes per annum
MW
Megawatt (106)
NAFTA
North America Free Trade Agreement
Narrow Gauge
Gauge of track 1067 millimetres distance measured between rails. Queensland operates a narrow gauge railway system
NCF
North Coast Freight
NCL
North Coast Line
NDT
No disadvantage test
Near miss
Any occurrence where the driver of a moving train takes emergency action, or would have if there had been sufficient time, to avoid impact with a person, vehicle or other obstruction, and no collision occurred. Emergency action includes continuous audible warning and/or brake application.
NES
National Employment Standards
Net tonnes railed
Refers to net tonnes railed plus the nominal net capacity of empty wagons charged as if they were loaded
NETCON
Aurizon’s network condition asset monitoring program
Newco
Newlands Coal
Newlands
The Newlands Rail System approximately 170 kilometres in length located at the northern end of the Bowen Basin in North Queensland. It also incorporates part of the North Coast Line, and the rail line to the Port at Abbot Point.
NGER
National Greenhouse Energy Reporting
NGER Act
National Greenhouse Energy Reporting Act 2007 (Cth)
Northern Missing Link
Proposed capacity expansion of the Newlands and Goonyella corridors. The project involves constructing a 69 kilometre railway linking the western extremities of the Newlands and Goonyella corridors plus duplication of existing track and expansion of port facilities at Abbot Point.
Notifiable incidents
A work-related incident, resulting in an injury, or a near-miss event, required to be notified under the OHS legislation covering notifiable incidents in the jurisdiction in which the project is being undertaken
NPS
New Policies Scenario
NPS
New Policies Scenario
NRC
The National Rail Corporation was a rail operator in Australia
NTK
Net tonnes per kilometre. Payload tonnes x distance payload transported km/1000
NTK
Net tonne kilometres. Total net tonnes railed x loaded distance (e.g. train load in tonnes × the distance it travelled from the load point to the unload point).
Obligations
Contracted amount less any contract adjustments (port cancellations, rain etc)
O'Donnell Review
Review of coal supply chain in Goonyella region commissioned by the Queensland Government in 2007
OGOC
Office of Government Owned Corporations
OPEX
Operating expense including depreciation and amortisation
OPI
Organisation and People Inventory
OPR
Oakajee Port and Rail
OPRAF
Office of Passenger Rail Franchising (British)
OTCI
The Overall Track Condition Index is a measure used to assess track wear and tear
Overhead mast
Structure supporting the overhead wiring
Overhead wiring
Wires suspended over railway tracks transmitting traction electricity from the power grid to electric locomotives
Palletised
Goods stacked on pallets.
Pallets
The wooden base onto which a product is loaded. It has slats on the sides which enable a forklift to move products easily.
Pantograph
Folding traction, current collection device mounted on the roof of a locomotive on a railway employing an overhead supply system
Path
A route between an origin and destination reserved for a rail operator by the rail access provider for a particular time
PCI
Pulverised coal injection coals (see Coking Coal)
PDL
Public Distribution List
Perishable Freight
Freight subject to decay or deterioration.
Permanent way
Generic term for railway track, referring to the rails, sleepers and ballast. The term permanent arose to distinguish it from the temporary track laid during the construction of the railway.
PMO
Portfolio/Program Management functions
PN
Pacific National
POD/Proof of Delivery
Delivery receipt copy of consignment note signed by consignee at time of delivery.
Points
Track work where a single track splits to become two tracks and is equipped with moving rails to change the route. Also referred to as a turnout.
Port of Discharge
The port at which the container will be unloaded.
Port of Discharge
The port at which the container will be unloaded
Port of Loading
The port at which the container will be loaded onto a vessel, eg Patricks Stevedore Fish Is & P&O Fish Is.
Port of Loading
The port at which the container will be loaded onto a vessel
Possession
Authorisation to run on a section of the track is handed over by the controllers to the train crew, who take possession. Special protective measures are used to prevent access by unauthorised trains.
PPT
Percentage Point
PRA
Pre-Receival advice – An electronic notification that provides information that enables the stevedore to receive the container at their facility. This information includes the vessel name and voyage number, shipping line, container number, seal number, weight, port of loading, port of discharge, hazardous details and EDN. This document is automatically sent via A2B to Stevedores, BMT & Shipping companies (if selected).
PRA/ERA
Pre-Receival advice – An electronic notification that provides information that enables the stevedore to receive the container at their facility. This information includes the vessel name and voyage number, shipping line, container number, seal number, weight, port of loading, port of discharge, hazardous details and EDN. This document is automatically sent via A2B to Stevedores, BMT & Shipping companies (if selected).
Q Connect
A Queensland Government initiative providing improved public transport, and greater connectivity and accessibility of services throughout regional, rural and remote Queensland.
QCA
Queensland Competition Authority. The Queensland Competition Authority was created in 1997 to facilitate the implementation of national competition policy in Queensland.
QCU
Queensland Council of Unions
QRC
Queensland Resources Council
QSU
Queensland Services Union
QTC
Queensland Treasury Corporation
QTC Bond
Queensland Treasury Corporation Bond
Q-Trac
Actions generated from internal sources generally audit actions
Queensland Rail
Queensland Rail (formerly known as Queensland Railways, Queensland Government Railways, and QR). Queensland Rail should never be written as QR when referring to the company post July 2010.
R21
Is a train list per service supplied by BMT which should reflect A2B bookings. It details for each service wagons, container numbers, Destination of Wagons, final destination of containers, weight, ISO type, Dangerous Goods and powered container temperatures.
RAB
Regulated Asset Base the value of the asset base on which pricing is determined by the price regulator
Rail
Rail is expressed as weight per metre. Sixty kilograms of heavy duty rail is used in coal corridors and 50 kilograms used on general freight and passenger corridors
Rail access charge
A charge levied on rail operators for access to the rail network. Queensland Rail Network’s rail access charge is a combination of seven reference tariffs: • AT1 Incremental Maintenance Charge (levied on Gross tonne km basis) • AT2 Incremental Capacity Charge (Number of services) • AT3 Allocative Component of Reference Tariff (Net tonne km basis) • AT4 Allocative Component of Reference Tariff (Net tonne basis) • AT5 Electric Access Component (Electric Gross tonne km basis) • EC Electric Energy Component (Electric Gross tonne km basis) • QCA Levy set fee
Rail America
Rail America Inc. owns short line and regional railroads providing rail service to customers across North America.
Railed tonnes
Physically railed as weight, determined by weigh bridge or contract parameters
Rail-wheel interface
Area of measuring component wear, and vehicle and track performance
RCS
Remote Control Signalling
Receiver
The customer who accepts the delivery/shipment; also known as the consignee.
Reefer
A refrigerated trailer, where the temperature is controlled by a refrigeration unit.
Region
A grouping of corridors. There are three regions: • Coal North – Newlands and Goonyella corridors. • Coal South – Blackwater, Moura and West Moreton corridors • Coal NSW – Hunter Valley and Hunter Surrounds corridors
Release number
Shipping lines will provide a release number that acts as an authority for the road transport operator to pickup the container from the container park.
RI
Rail infrastructure
Right of way
The strip of railway property on which earthworks, overhead traction wiring equipment, tunnels, bridges, fences and track are constructed for the running of railway traffic. Where boundaries of the right of way are not readily identifiable, the width shall be as indicated in the working plan and sections. Where no records of the corridor width exist, they shall be regarded as being at least 10 metres horizontally from the centre line of the nearest track.
RL
Running Line
Road-rail vehicle (RRV)
A vehicle travelling on road and rail by use of a rail wheel guidance system. It can readily be transferred from one mode to the other without additional facilities.
ROC
Reassessment of Competencies or Regional Organisational Capability
ROIC
Return on Invested Capital
Rollingstock
Assets with wheels which can run on the track, including locomotives, carriages, goods wagons and maintenance vehicles
ROSCO Payments
Payments made by passenger rollingstock leasing companies (ROSCOs) supplying passenger rollingstock in the British market
SAP
Financial accounting package systems, applications and products in data processing
SAP IM
SAP Investment Management Module
SBU
Single Bargaining Unit
SCI
Statement of Corporate Intent
Scope 1 Emissions
Emissions from operations that are owned or controlled by the organisation
Scope 2 Emissions
Emissions that result from the generation of purchased or acquired electricity, heating, cooling and steam consumed by the organisation
Scope 3 Emissions
Indirect greenhouse gas emissions other than scope 2 emissions that occur as a consequence of Aurizon’s activities, but from sources not owned or controlled by Aurizon
Seafreighter Traffic
Shipping Line containers that have either come in from overseas (imports) or are empty for exports which are destined for overseas countries (exports).
Seal/ BoltSeal
A plastic or metal band (once it's broken, it cannot be reconnected) placed on the container door latch.
Seal No
Seal number is recorded on the seal that is secured in the door handle of the container. The seal is placed by the exporter when they seal the door of the container. The seal is noted on the ocean bill of lading. When the customer receives the container at the destination, the customer will compare the seal number against the bill of lading to ensure that the container has not been tampered with. To open the door of the container, the seal must be broken.
SEQ
South East Queensland
SEQIP
South-East Queensland Infrastructure Plan 2005–2026
SEQIPP
South East Queensland Infrastructure Plan and Program
Service
Refers to a journey from a point of origin to a destination and return. This generally consists of an unloaded component from unload point to loading point and a loaded component from loading point to unloading point. Each service generally consumes two paths.
SHA
Shareholders’ Agreement
SHARE
A fully paid ordinary share in Aurizon holdings
SHE
Safety, Health and Environment
Shipping company
The organisation that owns the vessel and the container that the importer and exporters contract to deliver their freight.
Shunters
Workers whose duties, or part there of, involve them, or may involve them, in controlling the movement of wagons, within the confines of a yard, siding or other area as determined by the relevant operations manager.
SLP
Single Leisure Period
SOPs
Standard Operating Procedures
SPAD
Signals Passed at Danger. Reflects an instance in which a train has entered a section of the track without the correct authority
Stevedore
An organisation that provides berthing facilities to shipping lines. The stevedore is also employed to load export containers and unload import containers.
Superfreighter Traffic
Domestic Rail:- services for freight forwarders, removalists and local producers.
TA
Track access
Tailgate
A power-operated tail gate capable of lifting a load from street level to the level of the truck or trailer floor.
Take or Pay (ToP)
A charge levied by rail access providers when actual railings fall short of an agreed forecast
Tautliner
A generic name for curtain-sided trucks/trailers. The curtains contain load-retaining straps, which when released, allow the curtain to be pulled back and a forklift to be used for easy loading and unloading of product.
TC
Tropical Cyclone
TCFD
Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures
Terminal
A facility including building structures, and equipment for the storage transfer, handling, delivery and reception of vehicles and materials.
TEU
Twenty-foot Equivalent Units
TKM
Train kilometres
TMIO
Train Management Improvement Officer
Track
The road on which trains run. Track is made up of rails, sleepers and sleeper plates.
Track gauge
Refers to the distance between the rails on a railway track: • Narrow gauge, 1067 millimetres • Standard gauge, 1435 millimetres • Broad gauge, 1600 millimetres • Dual gauge – railway tracks with three or more rails to accommodate multiple track gauges Track laying machines Mechanised Track Laying Machine (TLM) Sleeper Laying Machine (SLM) Ballast Cleaning Machine (BCM)
Track section
A section of track isolated from the rest of the layout by section breaks with its own track feed and section switch
Trackside systems
Systems responsible for maintenance of support systems including telecommunications, wiring and signalling
Traction electricity
Electricity consumed by electric locomotives
Traction motor
Electric motor used to provide the final drive to a locomotive or train axle. The traction motor is mounted close to the axle and transmits power through a reduction gearbox.
Train speed indication system (TSI)
Provides direct feedback to the loco driver of the desirable speed through the load-out
Train wire
A detailed list for specified service which is obtained via RIC. It outlines wagons, train length, train weight, destination of wagons, container destinations, container numbers, weight and customers.
TRI
Total Recordable Injury (TRI) – The number of injuries or illnesses, resulting from work-related activities, that required the employee to miss their next rostered shift or require treatment that could only be provided by a registered medical practitioner.
TRIFR
Total Recordable Injury Frequency Rate (TRIFR) – The number of TRI’s per million hours worked.
TSC
Transport Services Contract
TTA
TransLink Transit Authority
TTSR
Traveltrain Services Review
TW
Terawatt (1012)
Unloading Point
A facility where coal is unloaded from trains for stockpiling or loading onto a ship
UT5
Draft Access Undertaking
VCS
Vigilance Control System
Vertical Integration
Includes the rollingstock, signals, track, maintenance and operations for the delivery of customer product
VR
Voluntary redundancy
WACC
Weighted Average Cost of Capital
Wagon
A piece of rollingstock used to haul/carry coal
Wagon category
A grouping of wagon classes based on weight. E.g. 120t wagons, 104/106t wagons.
Wayside channel
A Queensland Rail radio channel provided for local operations throughout the network and generally not connected to train control
Westnet
WestNet Rail operates and maintains approximately 5,100km of rail infrastructure throughout the southern half of Western Australia
Wheel set
A fixed formation of an axle with two wheels set at the correct gauge for the track
Wheel slip
Phenomenon caused on a locomotive by over application of power to the drive system relative to the available adhesion.
WHSC
Workplace Health and Safety Committee
WICET
Wiggins Island Coal Expansion Terminal
WIRP
Wiggins Island Rail Project
Yard Collision
Any collision occurring in yards, sidings, or on a line when the line is closed for maintenance purposes
Yard Derailment
Any derailment occurring in yards or sidings, or on a line when the line is closed for maintenance purposes