Engineering standards

This section provides information on engineering standards and related documents applicable to the Victorian Rail Network.

The information is provided in three categories:

1. Victorian Rail Industry Operators Group (VRIOG) Standards

These are the current infrastructure standards (train and tram) produced by VRIOG and published by  Public Transport Victoria.

2. Former PTC Standards (Train)

3. Former PTC Standards (Tram)

These documents are intended for professionals who have business dealings with the Victorian rail industry.

Type approval registers

An Accredited Rail Operator (ARO) is responsible for type approval of the new equipment and system into their network. The Type Approval Register is maintained by the ARO.

For more information, see Type approval registers

Contact us

For any queries regarding the Standards or the website please contact us by emailing

If the issue concerns a VRIOG Standard please reference in your email the VRIOG Standard number and, where applicable, the relevant clause or section.