All railway functions of the Department of Railways have been taken over by SPAD from 31 January 2011. The following are some of the key functions:
- Submission and verification of Railway Scheme to the Minister in charge
- Issuance of Railway License
- Approval for Opening of Railway
- Periodic Inspection
- Project Monitoring
- Railway Protection Zone
More information of SPAD’s railway functions can be obtained from the Land Public Transport Act 2010.