Abolition of Seymour SG Xing Loop

Effective from Effective to Number Year Operator Issued
28/05/2010    1176  2010  GEN  28/05/2010 
 
PART 3c) CONTINUED FROM TN 1175 STANDING OF 31/5/2010
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ABOLITION OF SEYMOUR STANDARD GAUGE CROSSING LOOP &
COMMISSIONING OF NEW EAST/WEST LINE STANDARD GAUGE CROSSING LOOP

19) Documentation
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Train Register Books will be provided in the temporary safeworking cabins at Tallarook Passing Lane, Seymour and Longwood Loop. The appointed Signaller will be responsible for entering all details of rail movements and other rail safety aspects affecting the section.

The Operations Coordinator will be provided with a log for recording details of authorities issued, Rail Traffic movements, Road/Rail Vehicle permissions granted, track force operations, and Broad Gauge Rail movements utilising the Grade Crossing at Seymour.

The Operations Co-ordinator will be provided with a separate log book for the purpose of recording communications equipment related faults.

20) Fault Reporting
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Faults relating to communications equipment provided must be promptly relayed to the Operations Co-ordinator.

The Operations Co-ordinator will maintain a fault log in which the details relating to all reported faults will be recorded.

The fault log will contain the following details:

* A description of the fault,

* The name and contact details of the person reporting the fault,

* Details relating to the follow-up actions taken by the Operations Co-ordinator in addressing the fault, and

* Details relating to the close out of the fault, together with the date & time this occurred.

Each report will be assigned a fault number and this will be relayed to the person reporting the fault for future reference.
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SECTION ‘B’- Final Signalling Arrangement Details

INDEX
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1.New Signalling

2.New Points

3.New Signage

4.Failure of Signals

5.Down Home Departure Signal SEY134

6.Push Buttons for Home Departure Signals


1. NEW SIGNALLING
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The following table details the locations of and function of new signals to be installed:

Signal No & Type: SEY102 Down Intermediate Home Signal

Location : 97.302 Down Side of Line

Function & Indications : For Down direction movements towards Down Home Signal
SEY 104. The Signal is provided with an illuminated
80km/h speed indicator for movements to the West Line.

Indications Displayed :
STOP

REDUCE to MEDIUM SPEED (80km/h) ; When Signal SEY104 is
displaying a Clear Medium Speed Indication & 80km/h

NORMAL SPEED WARNING : When Signal SEY104 is at Stop.

CLEAR NORMAL SPEED : When Signal SEY104 is displaying
a Clear Normal Speed or Normal Speed Warning Indication
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Signal No & Type : SEY104 Down Home Arrival Signal - Single Line

Location : 99.752 Down Side of Line

Function & Indications : For Down direction movements from the Single Line
towards Down Home Signals SEY132 or SEY112. The Signal
is provided with an illuminated 80km/h speed indicator
for movements to the West Line.

Indications Displayed :
STOP

LOW SPEED CAUTION

CLEAR MEDIUM SPEED (80km/h) : When Signal SEY132 is
displaying a Clear Medium Speed & 80km/h or a Clear
Normal Speed Indication

NORMAL SPEED WARNING : When Signal SEY112 is at Stop

CLEAR NORMAL SPEED : When Signal SEY112 is displaying a
Clear Normal Speed Indication.
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Signal No & Type : SEY126 Up Home Departure Signal - West Line

Location : 100.273 Up side of West Line

Function & Indication : For Up direction movements from the West Line to the
Single Line. The Signal is provided with an illuminated
80km/h speed indicator for movements to the Single Line.

Indications displayed :
STOP

MEDIUM SPEED WARNING : When Signal ES3242 is at Stop

CLEAR MEDIUM SPEED (80km/h) : When Signal ES3242 is
displaying a Clear Normal Speed Indication

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Signal No & Type : SEY106 Up Home Departure Signal - East Line

Location : 100.273 Up Side of East Line

Function & Indication : For Up direction movements fron the East Line to the
Single Line

Indications displayed :
STOP

NORMAL SPEED WARNING : When Signal ES3242 is at Stop

CLEAR NORMAL SPEED : When Signal ES3242 is displaying a
Normal Speed Warning or Clear Normal Speed Indication.
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Signal No & Type : SEY132 Down Home Departure Signal - East or West Line

Location : 102.210 Up side of the West Line

Function & Indication : For Down direction movements from the West Line Loop Road
to the East or West Line. The Signal is provided with an
illuminated 80km/h speed iondicator for movements to the
East Line.

Indications displayed :
STOP.

CLEAR MEDIUM SPEED (80km/h) ; For movements to the East
Line when Signal ES3609 is displaying a Clear Normal
Speed Indication

CLEAR NORMAL SPEED : For movements to the West Line.
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Signal No &Type : SEY112 Down Home Departure Signal - East Line

Location : 102.002 Up side of the East Line

Function & Indication : For Down direction movements from the East Line Loop
Road to the East Line.

Indications displayed :
STOP

CLEAR NORMAL SPEED : For movements to the East Line when
Signal ES3609 is displaying a Clear Normal Speed
Indication.
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Signal No & Type : SEY134 Up Home Arrival Signal - West Line

Location : 103.165 Up side of the West Line

Function & Indication : For Up direction movements from the West Line to the West
Line Loop Road. The Signal is provided with an
illuminated 80km/h speed indicator for movements to the
Single Line at Signal SEY126.

Indications displayed :
STOP

LOW SPEED CAUTION

REDUCE TO MEDIUM SPEED : When Signal SEY126 is displaying
a Medium Speed Warning Indication

REDUCE TO MEDIUM SPEED (80km/h) : When Signal SEY126 is
displaying a Clear Medium Speed Indication (80km/h)
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Signal No & Type : SEY114 Up Home Arrival Signal - East Line

Location : 103.165 Up side of the East Line

Function & Indication : For Up direction movements from the East Line to the East
or West Line Loop Road. The Signal is provided with an
illuminated 80km/h speed indicator for movements to the
West Line Loop Road.

Indications displayed :
STOP

LOW SPEED CAUTION

CLEAR MEDIUM SPEED : When Signal SEY126 is displaying a
Medium Speed Warning Indication.

CLEAR MEDIUM SPEED (80km/h) : When Signal SEY126 is
displaying a Clear Medium Speed Indication (80km/h)

NORMAL SPEED WARNING : When Signal SEY106 is at Stop.

CLEAR NORMAL SPEED : When Signal SEY106 is displaying a
Clear Normal Speed Indication.
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Signal No & Type : SEY136 Up Uncontrolled Home Signal.

Location : 106.050

Function & Indication : For Up direction movements along the West Line towards Up
Signal SEY134

Indications displayed :
STOP

NORMAL SPEED WARNING : When Signal SEY134 is displaying a
Low Speed Caution Indication.

CLEAR NORMAL SPEED : When Signal SEY134 is displaying a
Reduce to Medium Speed or Reduce to Medium Speed (80km/h)
Indication.
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Signal No & Type : SEY116 Up Uncontrolled Home Signal.

Location : 106.050

Function & Indication : For Up direction movements along the East Line towards Up
Signal SEY114.

Indications displayed :
STOP

REDUCE TO MEDIUM SPEED : When Signal SEY114 is displaying
a Clear Medium Speed Indication.

REDUCE TO MEDIUM SPEED(80km/h) : When Signal SEY114 is
displaying a Clear Medium Speed (80km/h) Indication.

NORMAL SPEED WARNING : When Signal SEY114 is displaying a
Stop or Low Speed Caution Indication.

CLEAR NORMAL SPEED : When Signal SEY114 is displaying a
Clear Normal Speed or Normal Speed Warning Indication.
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Signal No & Type : EES1102 Up Repeating Signal

Location : 110.246

Function & Indication : For Up Direction Movements along the West Line towards Up
Uncontrolled Home Signal SEY136.

Indications Displayed :
Warning : When Signal SEY136 is displaying a Stop, Normal
Speed Warning or Clear Normal Speed Indication.
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2. NEW POINTS

a) No.107 single ended points

New No.107 single ended points will be provided at distance 99.807 and facing Down direction traffic.

These points are fitted with a Vossloh Cogifer point machine and are rated at a maximum speed of 80 km/h for a diverging movement.

The point machine is interlocked with the signalling system in order that when the Selector Lever is placed in to the ‘Hand’ operating position, the Signals protecting the points will be secured at the ‘Stop’ position.


b) No.113U & Double ended points

New No.113U &D points will be provided at distance 103.000 to form a connection between the East and West Line. The crossover is facing to Up direction traffic on the East Line and Down direction traffic on the West Line.

These points are fitted with Vossloh Cogifer point machines and are rated at a maximum speed of 80 km/h for a diverging movement.

The point machines are interlocked with the signalling system in order that when the Selector Levers are placed in to the ‘Hand’ operating position, the Signals protecting the points will be secured at the ‘Stop’ position.


c) New No.115 Motorised Siding Points

No.115 motorised siding points provide access to the stabling siding extending from the East Line Loop road at distance 101.800. The points and siding will be commissioned into use at a date to be advised.


d) Manual Operation of Vossloh Cogifer Points

Vossloh Cogifer point machines are provided with a hand throw lever to allow the points to be operated manually to either normal or reverse when necessary.
To manually operate the points:-

- Unlock the V5PSW padlock on the Selector Switch.

- Pull out the locking pin from the selector switch.

- Move the Selector switch to the hand position.

- Unlock and remove the lock from the hand throw lever.

- Remove the locking pins from both sides of the hand throw lever.

- Move the hand throw lever to operate the points to the required position.

- Make sure the switch blade is hard up against the stock rail, and

- Secure the points with the two point clips provided in the cabinet at the points.

To restore the points from ‘HAND’ to ‘MOTOR’:

- Undo and remove the V5PSW lock from the selector switch and manual operating handle where applicable.

- Move the selector switch from ‘HAND’ to ‘MOTOR’.

- Ask the Train Controller to test the points and confirm they are operating correctly.

- Reapply the V5PSW lock to the lever catch and the selector switch in the appropriate position.

The signals maintenance representative must be promptly advised of the circumstances.

Note: - Depending on the position of the points, the hand throw lever may need to be switched to the opposite side to engage the clutch to operate the points manually.

Point clips will be provided in steel boxes locked with a V5PSW padlock adjacent to each point machine.


e) Point Clip Cabinets

Point Clip cabinets will be provided at the Up and Down ends of the Seymour Loop. The doors of the cabinets will be secured closed with V5PSW padlocks.


3. NEW SIGNAGE

a) East/West Line Signage

New East Line/West Line Advisory Signs will be installed on the immediate Down side of new No.107 points.

The signs are White in colour with Black lettering and Worded ‘East Line’ or ‘West Line’ as applicable.

b) ‘Limit of Shunt’ Signage

A ‘Limit of Shunt’ Board will be installed at the Up end of No.1 Platform facing Up direction movements.

Rail traffic movements exiting the standard gauge connection to the Seymour Locomotive Depot must not proceed beyond the ‘Limit of Shunt’ board.

Note: All rail traffic movements exiting the Seymour Locomotive Depot to proceed towards Melbourne, must first proceed to Seymour Loop. From this point, the movement must then be signalled towards Melbourne in the usual manner.


4. FAILURE OF SIGNALS

A failure of the Signals listed below must be dealt with in accordance with the relevant rules as listed. All Rule references relate to Section 17 of the ARTC Network Rules and Procedures - TA20 as amended (Centralised Traffic Control System).


Signal Number : Type of Authority :
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SEY102 Rule 7c Verbal Instructions

SEY104 Rule 7a Arrival Message

SEY126 Rule 7b CTC Caution Order Form TR13C/2364

SEY106 Rule 7b CTC Caution Order Form TR13C/2364

SEY112 Rule 7b CTC Caution Order Form TR13C/2364

SEY132 To East Line: Rule 7b CTC Caution Order Form TR13C/2364
To West Line: Signaller’s Caution Order Form 2377

SEY134 Rule 7a Arrival Message

SEY114 Rule 7a Arrival Message


5. DOWN HOME DEPARTURE SIGNAL SEY132

Until the signalling system is commissioned on the West Line between Seymour and Benalla, the following restrictions must be applied by the ARTC Network Controller, Junee in order to prevent a rail traffic movement being inadvertently signalled towards the West Line.

* A blocking command must be applied to Track No.EES1055T, and
* A blocking command must be applied to Track No.EES1056T.

The blocking commands must not be removed unless it is necessary for a rail traffic movement associated with the West Line area of Absolute Occupation to be signalled on to the corridor.

In this instance, the Sectional Co-ordinator appointed for Section 1 (Seymour to Violet Town) must accompany the movement from Signal SEY132.


6. PUSH BUTTONS FOR HOME DEPARTURE SIGNALS


a) Emergency operation owing to control system failure

In the event of a control system failure, and provided the correct interlocking and track occupancy conditions exist, the points and signals will assume automatic operation.

As a Melbourne bound train approaches signal SEY114, and provided the track ahead is clear, Points 113 will assume the Normal position and signal SEY114 will automatically clear for the movement to proceed onto the East Line.

As a Sydney bound train approaches Signal SEY102, Points 107 will assume the reverse position and Points 113 will assume the Normal position. Signal SEY102 and will then assume a proceed indication. Signal SEY104 will also clear for the movement to proceed to the West Line.

The signals will not clear for the arriving movement if there are conflicting movements already on the nominated track.


b) Push Button Controls for Signals

Push button controls are located at signal SEY132 at the Sydney end of Seymour Crossing Loop and signals SEY106 and SEY126 at the Melbourne end of Seymour Crossing Loop and allow the control of the signals in the event of control system failure.

The push buttons are applicable to the relevant signals at that location and are provided with ‘Clear’ and ‘Cancel’ push buttons.

When instructed by the Network Operations Controller, the Driver must push the applicable push button for the signal applicable to that which the train is standing at. Provided the correct interlocking conditions exist, the points will set to the required position and the signal selected will assume a proceed aspect for the train to depart.

c) Seymour Crossing Loop: Operation of Home Departure Signals SEY106, SEY126 & SEY132 during Failure Conditions

Push button controls housed in a cabinet are provided adjacent to the Signals to allow operation of the signals (and points where applicable) by train crews during failure conditions. The push buttons are provided with two controls for each signal:

The signalling system is provided with a facility that allows it to be locally operated by the train crew or automatically dependant on the infrastructure constraints of the area.

The push buttons have two controls for each signal:

Clear: Provided the correct conditions exist, sets the points for the required route and places a call on the signal.

Cancel: Cancels the command, a time release will operate on the signal prior to the route becoming free.


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