BENALLA PRECAST SIDING

Effective from Effective to Number Year Operator Issued
2/09/2019    1871  2019  GEN  2/09/2019 
 
APPLIES TO THE FOLLOWING ROUTE:
SOMERTON TO ALBURY


BENALLA PRECAST SIDING

Upon commissioning of the Benalla Precast siding as detailed in Train Notice 1856/2019 the following will apply:


A: OVERVIEW:
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Benalla is a CTC location, located at 195.500Km and is provided with a high-speed crossover between the East and West lines at the Melbourne end, and a high-speed crossover between the West Line and the East Line at the Sydney end of the station.

The Benalla Precast Siding is located at the 199.530Km in the Benalla to Wangaratta section and is connected to the West Line by a motorised and signalled connection.

The Benalla yard and lead to the Oaklands line is connected to the West Line by a motorised and signalled connection at the Melbourne end of the yard.

Phoenix Train Order Working is in operation from the ‘BEGIN TRAIN ORDER WORKING’ sign located at 196.621Km toward the Oaklands line.

An ‘END TRAIN ORDER WORKING’ and STOP’ board is located at the 196.621Km for rail movements proceeding from the Oaklands line toward Benalla.

The SHUNT LIMIT sign at Benalla is located 265 metres at 196.321km.

The ARTC Network Controller operating the Main South Network Control Board C at NCCS Junee operates the points and signals at Benalla.


B: RAIL MOVEMENT TO BENALLA YARD AND OAKLANDS LINE
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When a rail movement requires to proceed into the Benalla Yard from the East or West lines, the ARTC Network Controller will set the route and operate the signalling for the movement to proceed.

Prior setting a route into the Benalla Yard, the ARTC Network Controller must confirm that there are no other rail activities occurring within the Benalla yard, and if there are, advise the driver or person in charge of the other rail activities if the impending movement and confirm that the rail movement can occur.

Provided the rail movement can occur the ARTC Network Controller must advise the Train Driver of the arriving movement of the activities prior to setting the route.

In all instances, the Driver of the rail movement must check all hand points within the yard and ensure they are correctly set prior to proceeding over them.

The rail movement must not proceed beyond the ‘BEGIN TRAIN ORDER WORKING’ unless issued with a Train Order for the section in advance.


C: RAIL MOVEMENT FROM OAKLANDS LINE PROCEEDING INTO BENALLA YARD
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A rail movement approaching Benalla from the Oaklands Line must not pass the ‘END TRAIN ORDER WORKING’ and ‘STOP’ without the authority of the ARTC Network Controller.

Prior granting permission to pass the ‘END TRAIN ORDER WORKING’ and ‘STOP’, the ARTC Network Controller must confirm that there are no other rail activities occurring within the Benalla yard, and if there are, advise the driver or person in charge of the other rail activities if the impending movement and confirm that the rail movement can occur.

Provided the rail movement can occur the ARTC Network Controller must advise the Train Driver of the arriving movement of the activities prior to granting permission to proceed into the yard.

In all instances, the Driver of the rail movement must check all hand points within the yard and ensure they are correctly set prior to proceeding over them.


D: RAIL MOVEMENT FROM BENALLA YARD TO EAST OR WEST LINE
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When a rail movement is ready to depart the Benalla Yard, the driver of the rail movement must contact the ARTC Network Controller and advise that the movement is standing at Dwarf Signal BNL46 and is ready to depart.

Provided the correct conditions exist, the ARTC Network Controller may set the route for the movement accordingly.


E: RAIL MOVEMENT FROM WEST LINE TO BENALLA PRECAST SIDING
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When a rail movement requires to enter the Benalla Precast siding, the driver, whilst the rail movement is approaching Seymour, must confer with the siding operator that the rail movement will have clear passage and advise the ARTC Network Controller.

The ARTC Network Controller may call a route into the siding provided the following conditions are in place:

# A route has not been called on the West Line from Wangaratta to Benalla;
# A rail movement is not approaching Benalla on the West Line from Wangaratta, and
# Any preceding rail movement has cleared signal BNL42.

Upon calling the route into the siding, the route will not set until the rail movement has passed Signal BNL32 and is speed proven on approach to BNL38.
Provided the rail movement is speed proven, Signal BNL38 will display a ‘Low Speed’ aspect.

Upon the rail movement clearing into the siding behind BNL40, points 15 must be restored to the ‘Normal’ position by the Network Controller.


F: RAIL MOVEMENT BENALLA PRECAST SIDING TO WEST LINE
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When a rail movement requires to depart the siding the train driver must contact the ARTC Network Controller.

The ARTC Network Controller may call a route for the rail movement to depart provided the following conditions are in place:
- A route has not been called on the West Line from Wangaratta to Benalla;
- A rail movement is not approaching Benalla on the West Line from Wangaratta, and
- Any preceding Sydney-bound rail movement has cleared Signal BNL42.

Upon calling the route points 15 will set to ‘Reverse’ and a route being set from Signal BNL36, Dwarf Signal BNL40 will display a ‘Low Speed’ aspect.

Upon the rail movement passing beyond Signal BNL36, points 15 must be restored to the ‘Normal’ position by the Network Controller.


G: DWARF SIGNAL BNL40
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Dwarf Signal BNL40 will not assume a ‘Low Speed’ aspect unless Signal BNL36 is also displaying a ‘Proceed’ aspect.


H: POINTS 15
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The ARTC Network Controller must ensure that points 15 are operated to the ‘Normal’ position after each movement.


Authorised by: Operations Support Manager, Interstate Network.