AUSTRALIAN LEVEL CROSSING ASSESSMENT MODEL

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is ALCAM?
    • ALCAM stands for the Australian Level Crossing Assessment Model. The Australian Level Crossing Assessment Model (ALCAM) is an assessment tool used to identify key potential risks at level crossings and to assist in the prioritisation of crossings for upgrades. The risk model is used to support a decision making process for both road and pedestrian level crossings and to help determine the most cost effective treatments. Read more ...
  2. What is LXM?
    • It is the Level Crossing Management (LXM) web system that houses a variety of data (traffic data, ALCAM survey data, etc.) and the ALCAM model.
  3. Who provides the LXM system?
    • LXM is a service made available by Victorian Rail Track (VicTrack) on behalf of the Australian and New Zealand National ALCAM Committee.
  4. Is LXM and ALCAM data contained within available to general public?
    • No. Authorised users can get access to LXM only.
  5. Who can access the Level Crossing Management (LXM) online system?
    • Access to the system is based on Stakeholding. Rail and Road infrastructure owners can access records of crossings they are stakeholders at. 
  6. Can rolling stock operators access this system?
    • Only infrastructure owners have access to the data. Rolling stock operators that do not manage infrastructure at the crossing do not have access to the data currently.
    • Where rolling stock operators wish to view level crossing data of crossings where they operate, they can ask for access providing all relevant parties agree. Please email your query to info@alcam.com.au.
  7. If the system can be accessed by infrastructure owners, how do they request access?
    • It is best to contact the relevant state ALCAM administrator. If unsure who that is in your state, please email info@alcam.com.au
  8. What if third party users, such as consultants, wish to gain access to LXM?
    • People from organisation that is not a stakeholder at the level crossing need to request access to the system via the stakeholder they are working for
  9. How should operators (infrastructure owners) keep their data in the database up to date?
    • Contact the relevant jurisdiction administrator. If unsure who that is in your state, please email info@alcam.com.au.
  10. How should rolling stock operators who are not infrastructure owners keep their data up to date?
    •  Contact the relevant jurisdiction administrator. If unsure who that is in your state, please email info@alcam.com.au.
  11. Is there a process to provide operators (infrastructure owners) with updated data?
    •  Contact the relevant jurisdiction administrator. If unsure who that is in your state, please email info@alcam.com.au.
  12. Is there a process to provide rolling stock operators with updated data?
    •  Contact the relevant jurisdiction administrator. If unsure who that is in your state, please email info@alcam.com.au.
  13. How often do rail traffic data change in the system?
    • There is no scheduled update. ALCAM database in LXM is continuosly evolving. Information is only current at that point in time.

Any further questions please email to info@alcam.com.au.