PORTLAND-MAROONA LEVEL XING REQ

Effective from Effective to Number Year Operator Issued
3/07/2017    1116  2017  GEN  3/07/2017 
 
Train Notice 1116 Issued on the 28/06/2017 has been amended, refer **()**.
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APPLIES TO THE FOLLOWING ROUTE:
PORTLAND - MAROONA CORRIDOR

INFREQUENT RAIL TRAFFIC OPERATIONS

ACTIVE LEVEL CROSSING REQUIREMENTS

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The following ONLY APPLIES between MAROONA (Signal 8) and PORTLAND (inclusive):
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**(Train Notice 1426/2016 issued on 16/08/2016 has been cancelled and the following will now apply:-)**


Due to infrequent rail traffic movements on the Portland - Maroona corridor, between Maroona (Signal 8) and Portland (inclusive), the following instruction regarding active level crossings applies.

All Train Orders issued on the Portland - Maroona corridor for rail traffic movements between Maroona (Signal 8) and Portland (inclusive), are to be endorsed "Approach All Active Level Crossings With Caution, Train Notice 1116 applies"

All Drivers of rail traffic movements on approach to each active level crossing must:-

- Treat the active level crossing as faulty or potentially faulty (and no flagmen are provided)

- If the warning equipment is operating correctly, proceed,

- If the warning equipment is not operating correctly, the Driver must direct the Second Crew Member to operate the manual test switch for the level crossing

- Once an assurance has been obtained from the Second Crew Member that the level crossing warning equipment has operated correctly for a period of not less than 30 seconds and any road vehicle / pedestrians approaching the level crossing have stopped and it is safe to do so, the train may proceed over the level crossing

- As soon as possible, report the status of the level crossing to the Network Controller.


The above procedure also applies to Track Machines as listed in TA20 - ARTC Code of Practice for the Victorian Main Line Network.


AUTHORISED BY: Operations Support Manager, Interstate Network.