PORTLAND_MAROONA LEVEL CROSSINGS

Effective from Effective to Number Year Operator Issued
    194  2020  GEN  29/01/2020 
 
Train Notice 1116/2017 Issued on the 03/07/2017 has been cancelled, and the following will now apply:
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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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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 194 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.