BBRC is required to clear and maintain vegetation within the rail corridor for safety and compliance with various legislation. Clearing of the right-of-way has been undertaken on this line as a maintenance activity since it was opened in 1894. Weed control will be carried out periodically as it has over the last 100 years.
Rail Safety Regulations require the train to operate with the headlights on at all times. The train is equipped with dual sealed beam headlights which shine a beam directly in front of the train. As most of the track is straight and on the only curve all residences are located on the inside of the curve any impact from lighting is mitigated. Lighting at the platforms will be aimed directly down and shielded from the sides to prevent glare to the train driver and nuisance to residences.
BBRC is required to comply with the Rail Safety National Law and Regulations and has developed extensive safety management plans and operating procedures to ensure it does so. These have been approved by the National Rail Safety Regulator and BBRC is now an accredited Rolling Stock Operator and Rail Infrastructure Manager.
All Rail employees are required to undergo pre-employment medical examinations and are subject to random drug and alcohol testing. The Rail Safety Regulator has mandated that two competent employees must be in charge of every train. Additionally, there is an extensive training and competency assessment process for train driver positions and there are maximum permissible hours on duty for train crew.