OPENING OF THE SEYMOUR - WODONGA
‘WEST LINE’ STANDARD GAUGE CORRIDOR
ISSUE OF NEW SIGNALLING DIAGRAMS NO.S: 36/10 ‘SEYMOUR’ & 52/10 ‘SPRINGHURST - WODONGA JUNCTION’.
At approximately 1700 hours on Monday 20.09.10, the Seymour - Wodonga ‘West Line’ standard gauge corridor will be commissioned into use for revenue services.
The former broad gauge corridor will commence to be known as the WEST Line, whilst the adjacent main interstate corridor will commence to be known as the EAST Line.
The Network Control function for both corridors will be provided by the ARTC Network Control Centre (Main South ‘C’ Board) located at Junee.
The West Line will be available for the operation of rail traffic in the Down (North bound) direction only.
At the discretion of the ARTC Operations Manager - North/South, grain traffic emanating from the Oaklands corridor may be permitted to operate via the West Line from Benalla to Seymour.
1. RETURN OF ABSOLUTE OCCUPATIONS
Immediately prior to 1700 hours on the 20.09.10, the following Absolute Occupations will be formally returned to the Network Controller, Junee by each Sectional Co-ordinator:
Section 1 Absolute Occupation (From Home Signal No.SEY134 at Seymour to distance 170.500 at Violet Town),
Section 2 Absolute Occupation (From distance 170.500 at Violet Town to distance 232.500 at Wangaratta), and
Section 3 Absolute Occupation (From distance 232.500 at Wangaratta to Down Home Signal No.WOD14 at Wodonga West Junction)
In conjunction with the return of the Absolute Occupations, the Sectional Co-ordinator must also arrange for:
1. The baulk located across the West Line at Home Signal No.SEY134 at Seymour to be removed,
2. The Absolute Occupation limit markers located at distances 170.500 and 232.500 to be removed,
3. The intermediate Crossovers extending between the East & West Lines located at Benalla and Wangaratta to be securely fastened in the normal position with lockable point clips, and
4. The keys to each set of lockable point clips to be delivered to Mr John Lang Train Track Protector JHG, or his representative.
5. The keys to the lockable point clips securing the junction points leading to the Oaklands Corridor at Benalla will be also held by Mr. John Lang Train Track Protector JHG, or his representative.
2. WEST LINE CORRIDOR SAFEWORKING STRUCTURE
Upon commissioning, the Train Authority System of Signalling for single lines of railway will be implemented, in accordance with the provisions of Section 25 of the ARTC Network Rules and Procedures (TA20).
One single line section will be established with the section commencing at Seymour at Up Home Signal No.SEY134 and ending at Down Home Signal No.WOD14 at Wodonga West Junction.
Rail traffic movements proceeding beyond Signal No.SEY132 at Seymour to the West Line will require the issue of a Train Authority. Similarly, rail traffic movements proceeding from Benalla Station Yard to Seymour via the West Line (if directed by the ARTC Operations Manager - North/South) will also require the issue of a Train Authority.
‘Commence’ and ‘End’ Train Authority Territory signage will be installed adjacent to:
1. Up Home Signal No.SEY134 at Seymour,
2. Down Home Signal No.WOD14 at Wodonga West Junction, and
3. The Derail & Wheel Crowder at the Up end exit from the Benalla Station Yard.
The wording of the Territory signage will specifically reference the applicability of the Train Authority working to the WEST Line only.
3. ISSUE OF TRAIN AUTHORITIES
The issue of all Train Authorities over the West Line will be managed by the Network Controller, Junee. For movements between Seymour and Wodonga, Train Authorities will be issued directly to the Driver of a rail traffic movement by the Network Controller.
The Driver must receive the details of the Train Authority on the authorised form (Form No.2368).
The issue and transmission requirements must be carried out in accordance with the provisions of Rule 2 ( Section 25) of the ARTC Network Rules and Procedures - TA20.
4. NON-COMMISSIONED INTERMEDIATE SIGNALS - WEST LINE
All non-commissioned Intermediate Signals extending between Up Repeating Signal EES1102 at Mangalore (110.246) and Down Repeating Signal EES2909 at Wodonga West Junction (290.976) along the West Line will be extinguished, obscured and fitted with a black cross in accordance with the provisions of Rule 6 ( Section 5 ) of the ARTC Network Rules and Procedures - TA20.
Note: All non- commissioned signals will have the BLACK CROSS placed over the Signal Number Plate.
5. ‘WORK ON TRACK’ OPTIONS - WEST LINE
Whilst Train Authority Working is in force on the West Line between Seymour and Wodonga West Junction, the options for worksite protection will consist of:
* Lookout Conditions (Rule 15 - Section 15 of TA20),
* Standard Track Force Protection (Rule 3 - Section 15 of TA20), or
* Absolute Occupation (Rule 8 - Section 15 of TA20).
6. ACTIVE CONTROL LEVEL CROSSINGS - WEST LINE
The following Active Control Level Crossings have been recommissioned back into use along the West Line and will operate normally for the passage of rail traffic movements:
Name: Location: Distance: Equipment Type:
O’Connor’s Road* Mangalore 109.667 FL
Aerodrome Road (Avenel Road)* Avenel 114.928 BB&FL
Ewings Road* Avenel 115.635 FL
Bank Street* Avenel 116.127 BB&FL
Nagambie Road* Locksley 127.391 FL
Down Street* Longwood 136.527 FL
Creighton Creek Road* Creighton 143.211 FL
Birkett Street* Euroa 150.335 FL
Sawmill Crossing Road (Lydiard’s Road)*Euroa 152.525 BB&FL
Balmattum Siding Road* Balmattum 158.912 FL
Dookie Road* Violet Town 168.367 FL
Station Access* Violet Town 169.465 FL
Cowslip Street* Violet Town 169.559 BB&FL
Hurt Street (High Street)* Violet Town 171.618 FL
Errey’s Road* Baddaginnie 177.179 BB&FL
Tarnook Road* Baddaginnie 183.121 FL
Cemetery Road* Benalla 191.997 FL
Faithful Street* Benalla 193.410 BB&FL
Arundel Street* Benalla 194.420 BB&FL
Nunn Street* Benalla 195.124 BB&FL
Witt Street* Benalla 196.926 FL
Yarrawonga - Benalla Road* Benalla 200.680 BB & FL
Old Hume Highway* Glenrowan 215.057 FL
Taminick Gap Road* Wangaratta 225.756 FL
Delloro Road* Wangaratta 227.519 BB&FL
Gravel Pits Road* Wangaratta 229.213 FL
Shanley Street* Wangaratta 230.494 FL
Sandford Road* Wangaratta 231.272 BB&FL
Sisely Avenue* Wangaratta 233.774 BB&FL
Burrows Street* Wangaratta 236.606 BB&FL
Boorhaman Road* Bowser 238.642 FL
Three Chain Road* Bowser 240.616 BB&FL
Summers Road* Boralma 247.464 FL
McMahon’s Road* Springhurst 254.818 FL
Developmental Road* Springhurst 258.594 FL
Racecourse Road* Chiltern 269.426 FL
Beechworth Road* Chiltern 271.112 BB&FL
Havelock Street* Barnawartha 279.708 BB&FL
Old Hume Highway* Barnawartha 280.902 FL
Cochrane’s Road (Old Barnawartha Road)* Wodonga 295.098 FL
( FL - Flashing Lights, BB - Boom Barriers ‘*’ - Predictor Operated )
7. RESTRICTED CURVE SPEEDS
The following restrictive curve speeds will apply along the West Line at the nominated distances:
Curve Type: Distances: Speed:
Single Curve 99.930 to 100.227 100 km/h
Reverse Curve 142.890 to 143.130 120 km/h
Reverse Curve 150.765 to 150.945 110 km/h
Reverse Curve 195.457 to 195.695 120 km/h
Single Curve 218.895 to 220.570 125 km/h
Reverse Curve 234.050 to 234.320 85 km/h
Single Curve 257.340 to 257.435 115 km/h
Single Curve 257.620 to 257.700 115 km/h
8. CORRIDOR RADIO CHANNEL
The corridor radio channel applicable to the West Line is Channel 6.
9. CORRIDOR LINE SPEED
Subject to any lesser posted speed restriction, the corridor line speed along the West Line between Home Signal No.SEY134 at Seymour and Home Signal No.WOD34 at Wodonga West Junction will be as for the train type concerned.
A maximum line speed of 130 km/h will apply between the above listed Signal limits.
10. Down Train to Proceed to Wodonga
When it is necessary for a Down Train to proceed to Wodonga via the West Line, the following procedures must be observed:
1. Upon arriving at Signal SEY132, the train must be brought to a stand and the Driver must communicate with the Network Operations Controller Junee and request the issue of a Train Authority.
2. Subject to no conflicting authorities existing between Seymour and Wodonga West Junction, the Network Operations Controller must then complete a Train Authority and dictate the details to the Driver.
3. The Driver must receive the details of the Train Authority on the authorised form No.2368 in accordance with Rule 2 ( Section 25 ) of TA20.
4. Once the Driver has repeated the details of the Train Authority back correctly to the Network Operations Controller, the Controller may then set the route for the train to depart to the West Line at Seymour Loop.
5. Upon the train completely clearing Home Signal No.WOD14 on the West Line at Wodonga West Junction, the Driver must confirm the train is complete.
6. A signaller will be in attendance at Signal No. WOD 14 for the purpose of advising the Driver that his train has arrived complete.
7. Provided the train has been confirmed as being complete, the Driver may then cancel the Train Authority in accordance with the provisions of Rule 2N ( Section 25) of TA20. It will not be necessary for the train to be stopped for this purpose.
11. TRAIN AUTHORITY TEXT EXAMPLES
1) Train to Proceed from Seymour to Wodonga
‘Proceed from Signal No.SEY132 at Seymour to Signal No.WOD14 at Wodonga’
" All facing points on the West Line are clipped and Locked"
2) Train to Proceed from Seymour to Benalla and Lock Away
‘Proceed from Signal No.SEY132 at Seymour to Benalla and Lock Away in Benalla Station Yard ’
"All facing points on the West Line are clipped and Locked"
12. NEW SIGNALLING DIAGRAMS
New Signalling Diagrams No.s 36/10 ‘Seymour’ and 52/10 ‘Springhurst - Wodonga Junction’ will be issued and existing Diagrams No.s 18/10 and 10/10 respectively, will be cancelled.