Broken Hill Yard

Effective from Effective to Number Year Operator Issued
3/07/2015    1054  2015  GEN  3/07/2015 
 
Broken Hill Yard. Transfer of control

At 2230 hrs Saturday 25th July 2015 the following will take place.

** Standing Train Notice 5633 issued on 03/01/2012 will be CANCELLED **

As at the completion of the transfer of the Train Control function of the Broken Hill yard from NCCW Mile End to NCCS Junee at 2230 hrs on Saturday 25th July 2015, Train Notice 5633 /2012 is cancelled and replaced by the following:

BROKEN HILL YARD: -
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The ARTC Network Controller at Junee is in charge of the Broken Hill yard and operates all signals and points at Broken Hill.

In the event that Signal BH5 (arriving into Broken Hill) fails to assume a ‘Proceed Aspect’ for the movement the signal shall be passed at ‘Stop’ as directed by the ARTC Network Controller at Junee in accordance with the NSW Rules and Operating Procedures.

Should departure Signal 56 (towards Kanandah Siding) fail the driver must be issued an authority to pass the departure signal by the ARTC "ABS" Network Controller at NCCW Mile End in accordance with the ARTC Code of Practice for the Defined Interstate Network.

MOVEMENTS FROM KANANDAH SIDING TO BROKEN HILL
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Rail traffic movements proceeding towards Broken Hill will observe and comply with signal indications in accordance with the ARTC Code of Practice.

Insulated track machines requiring entry to Broken Hill shall proceed from Signal 7 at Kanandah to Signal BH5 at Broken Hill in accordance with the ARTC Code of Practice.

The movement shall proceed into Broken Hill passing the applicable signals as directed by the ARTC Network Controller at Junee in charge of the Broken Hill yard.

MOVEMENTS FROM BROKEN HILL TO KANANDAH SIDING
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Signal 56 at Broken Hill controls the entrance of movements onto the ARTC Main Line towards Kanandah Siding.

Under no circumstances shall the ARTC Network Controller at Junee in control of Broken Hill Yard operate Signal 56 without the authority of the ARTC "ABS" Network Controller at Mile End without first ascertaining that the rail service has permission and if required, a valid Train Authority to depart.

SHUNTING KANANDAH SIDING
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The Main Line points at Kanandah Siding are equipped with Hand Operated point machines. Under no circumstances are the points to be operated without the authority of the ARTC ABS Network Controller (either verbal authorisation or by the issue of a Train Authority).

Any movement proceeding from Broken Hill to Kanandah Siding for the purpose of shunting at Kanandah Siding shall be issued a Train Authority to take the crossing loop at Kanandah Siding by the ARTC ABS Network Controller.

Upon the movement completing shunting at Kanandah Siding, the train crew or qualified worker shall obtain permission from the ARTC ABS Network Controller to enter the main line and also advise the ARTC Network Controller at Junee in charge of the Broken Hill yard that the movement is about to depart.

Authority to depart from the crossing loop shall be from Signal 7D.

TRACK MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES
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When Track Maintenance activities are required to be undertaken in the Broken Hill to Kanandah Siding Section the ARTC "ABS" Network Controller at NCCW Mile End is to request a block be placed on Signal 56 at Broken Hill by the ARTC Network Controller at Junee prior to issuing any authority to work in the section.

Communications: -
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Rail traffic crews are advised that configuration changes will be made in the ARTC ICE data base system so that the train radio boundaries align with the area of control which will be effective as from 2230 hours Saturday 25 July 2015.

SAFE WORKING QUALIFICATIONS
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Rail Safety Workers operating movements from Kanandah Siding into Broken Hill who are not qualified in full safe working within New South Wales Safe Working shall undertake and be assessed as competent in an abridged course in ‘Broken Hill’ working.

Rail Safety Workers holding this abridged qualification shall not work beyond the shunt limit board at the Sydney end of the Broken Hill yard.

Rail Safety Workers operating movements from Broken Hill to Kanandah who do not hold full safe working in ARTC requirements for their classification shall undertake an abridged safe working course in Train Authorities and ABS working which will enable them to operate into Kanandah Siding but not beyond signals 6 and 6D towards Thackaringa.

CONTACT DETAILS:
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NCCS Junee Broken Hill Yard Network Controller (02) 6924 9801
NCCW Mile End ABS Network Controller (08) 8217 4438