Contractor Responsibilities

The Contractor shall be solely responsible for the design, construction and performance of the temporary structure. (AREMA 8.28.1.3)

  1. The Contractor’s work shall in no way impede the train operations of the Railroad and must be coordinated with the local Railroad operating department.
  2. The Contractor shall develop a work plan that enables the track(s) to remain open to train traffic at all times.
  3. The Contractor shall comply with all State and Federal Laws, county or municipal ordinances and regulations which in any manner affect the work.
  4. All removed soils will become the responsibility of the Contractor and shall be disposed of outside the Railroad right-of-way according to the applicable Federal, State and Local regulations.
  5. The Project Engineer and the Contractor shall evaluate the quality of materials furnished and work performed.
  6. The Contractor is responsible to protect the Railroad ballast and subballast from contamination.
  7. The Contractor must monitor and record top of rail elevations and track alignment for the duration of the project. The movement shall be within the limits defined in Table 1, Deflection Criteria on page 10. Displacements exceeding the limits defined in Table 1 must be immediately reported to the Railroad. All work on the project must stop and the Railroad may take any action necessary to ensure safe passage of trains. The Contractor must immediately submit a corrective action plan to the Railroad for review and approval. The Railroad must review and approve the proposed repair procedure. The repair must be inspected by the Railroad before the track can be placed back in service.
  8. Any damage to Railroad property such as track, signal equipment or structure could result in a train derailment. All damage must be reported immediately to the Railroad representative in charge of the project and to the Railroad Manager of Track Maintenance (MTM).