West Wodonga Albury Op Instructns

Effective from Effective to Number Year Operator Issued
16/11/2009    2232  2009  GEN  16/11/2009 
 
THE INSTRUCTIONS CONTAINED IN TRAIN NOTICE 2589/2008 ARE CANCELLED AND REPLACED BY THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS:-

WODONGA WEST TO ALBURY SOUTH

Modification to Operating Protocols

Effective after the commissioning of Wodonga West Stage 2A , Procedure 107, Section 34 of TA 20 (ARTC Victorian Code of Practice for Main Line Operations) and the 1994 Book of Rules and Operating Procedures as detailed in Train Notice 2589/2008 is cancelled and replaced with the instructions outlined in the following operating protocols:-

a) OVERVIEW:

The Centralised Traffic Control System operated in accordance with Section 17, TA20, Code of Practice for Victorian Main Line Operations, is in force between Wodonga West and signal 58 at Albury. All standard gauge movements over this section of track are under the direction of the ARTC Network Operations Controller Main South C at Junee.

Wodonga Coal Sidings is an intermediate signal box in the single line section Wodonga West to Albury South.

The Signal box operates as a switch in/out location, and shall be operated in accordance with this procedure.

The Signaller at Wodonga Coal Sidings operates signals for standard gauge movements as directed by the ARTC Network Operations Controller Main South C.

b) DEFINITION OF SIGNALS:

Wodonga West:

Signals WOD/6 and WOD/18 are Home Departure signals within the Centralised Traffic Control System controlling the entrance of rail movements into the single line section Wodonga West-Wodonga Sidings Signal box (when switched ‘in’), or Wodonga West-Albury South when Coal Sidings Signal box is switched out.
Signal WOD/8 is a Home Departure Signal controlling the movement of rail traffic within the Centralised Traffic Control system at Wodonga West.to Chiltern Loop.

Wodonga Coal Siding

Signals U10 and U11 are south bound Home Departure signals within the Centralised Traffic Control System controlling the entrance of rail movements into the single line section Wodonga Coal Siding-Wodonga West.

Signals 8 and U8 are north bound Home Departure signals within Centralised Traffic Control System controlling the entrance of rail movements into the single line section Wodonga Coal Sidings - Albury South.

Signals 4 and 30 are defined as Home Signals under the control of the Signaller at Wodonga Coal Sidings.

Albury South

Signal 58 is operated by the Network Operations Controller at Junee and is defined as a Home Departure Signal within the Centralised Traffic Control System controlling the entrance of rail movements into the single line section Albury South-Wodonga West, or to Wodonga Coal Sidings when switched in.

Signals 14 and 57 are intermediate home signal controlled by the Network Operations Controller at Junee.
Notice boards are erected at Albury South adjacent to the Standard Gauge track as follows:

Signal 14:
End of CTC Working

Signal 58:
Start of CTC Working

c) WORKING OF STANDARD GAUGE MOVEMENTS BETWEEN ALBURY SOUTH AND WODONGA WEST WHEN WODONGA COAL SIDINGS SIGNALBOX IS SWITCHED IN:

A control release is provided on the Train Control CTC system (WOD/58) to release up departure signals U10 and U11 at Wodonga Coal Sidings.

i) Movement from Wodonga Coal Sidings to Wodonga West:

When a movement is required to depart Wodonga Coal Sidings and proceed to Wodonga West, the Signaller at Wodonga Coal Sidings shall advise the ARTC Network Operations Controller at Junee.

To prevent a down rail movement approaching from Chiltern at the same time as an up Melbourne bound movement is to depart from Albury South or Wodonga Coal Sidings, the Network Operations Controller must first operate WOD/8 to the ‘reverse’ position before placing Signal WOD58 at Albury South to the proceed position.

This command will place signals 8, 18 and 94 at Wodonga to the ‘proceed’ position and provide a release to the Signaller at Wodonga Coal Sidings to operate signal U10 or signal U11 at Wodonga Coal Sidings. The Signaller at Wodonga Coal Sidings may then operate signals U10 or U11 to ‘proceed’ for the movement.

Immediately the movement arrives at Wodonga West, the ARTC Network Operations Controller shall restore WOD/58 to the ‘normal’ position.

NOTE:
Placing WOD/58 to the ‘normal’ position prior to the movement arriving at Wodonga West will return signals 8, 18 and 94 at Wodonga to the ‘stop’ position.

ii) Movement from Wodonga West to Wodonga Coal Sidings:

When a movement is required to depart Wodonga West and proceed to Wodonga Coal Sidings, the ARTC Network Operations Controller Main South C shall advise the Signaller at Wodonga Coal Sidings.

The Signaller at Wodonga Coal Sidings must operate signal no 30 to the ‘reverse’ position for either the main line or to the sidings.

This action will provide a release to the ARTC Network Operations Controller to operate signals WOD6 or WOD18.

The ARTC Network Operations Controller Main South C may then operate signal WOD/6 or WOD/18 to ‘proceed’. This command will place signals 3 and 82 at Wodonga to ‘proceed’ for the movement.

Immediately the movement arrives at Wodonga Coal Sidings, the Signaller at Wodonga Coal Sidings shall restore signal lever No. 30 to the ‘normal’ position.

NOTE:
Placing signal No. 30 to the ‘normal’ position prior to the movement arriving at Wodonga Coal Sidings will return signals 3 and 82 at Wodonga to the ‘stop’ position.

d) STANDARD GAUGE SWITCHING FACILITY, WODONGA COAL SIDINGS:

Wodonga Coal Sidings signal box is provided with a Standard Gauge "Switch In/Out" facility for standard gauge train movements and shall be operated as follows.

To switch out the standard gauge control, the Signaller at Wodonga Coal Sidings must obtain the permission of the ARTC Network Operations Controller Main South C.

The Network Operations Controller must:

1/ Ensure signals WOD/8, WOD/6 and WOD/18 are at ‘stop’
2/ Operate WOD/9 to the ‘normal’ position

The lever lock on switch out lever 14 will be energised in the Wodonga Coal Sidings signal box.

The Signaller at Wodonga Coal Sidings shall:

1/ Switch out the signal box.

An indication will be displayed on the train control CTC system to indicate that Wodonga Coal Sidings is switched out.

To switch in the standard gauge controls the Signaller at Wodonga Coal Sidings must:-:

1/ Obtain the authority of the ARTC Network Operations Controller Main South C.

The ARTC Network Operations Controller Main South C must:

1/ Ensure signals WOD/8, WOD/6 and WOD/18 are at ‘stop’ and WOD/58 is ‘normal’
2/ Operate WOD/9 to the ‘reverse’ position

The lever lock on switch out lever 14 will be energised in the Wodonga Coal Sidings signal box.

The Signaller at Wodonga Coal Sidings shall:

1/ Switch in the signal box.

The ARTC Network Operations Controller shall place a notation on the train graph to indicate when Wodonga Coal Sidings signal box is ‘switched in’ or ‘switched out’.

e) WORKING OF STANDARD GAUGE MOVEMENTS BETWEEN WODONGA WEST AND ALBURY SOUTH WHEN WODONGA COAL SIDINGS SIGNAL BOX IS SWITCHED OUT.

During the period that Wodonga Coal Sidings signal box is ‘switched out’, the CTC single line section shall be Wodonga West to Albury South.
A control release is provided on the train control CTC system (WOD/58) to release up departure
signal 58 at Albury South.

i) Movement from Albury South to Wodonga West:

When a movement is required to depart Albury South and proceed to Wodonga West, the Network Operations Controller Main South C at Junee must first place Home Departure Signal WOD8 signal to proceed before placing home Departure 58 at Albury South at Proceed to ensure the up rail movement has the block to Chiltern Loop.

This command will place signals 8, 18 and 94 at Wodonga and signals U10 and 4 at Wodonga Coal Sidings to the ‘proceed’ position.

Immediately the movement arrives at Wodonga West, the ARTC Adelaide Train Controller shall restore WOD/58 to the ‘normal’ position.

NOTE:
Placing WOD/58 to the ‘normal’ position prior to the movement arriving at Wodonga West will return signals 8, 18 and 94 at Wodonga and signals U10 and 4 at Wodonga Coal Sidings to the‘stop’ position.

ii) Movement from Wodonga West to Albury South:

When a movement is required to depart Wodonga West and proceed to Albury South the Network Operations Controller Main South C at Junee shall operate No. 13 release to the ‘reverse’ position.

This command will place signals 30 and 8 at Wodonga Coal Siding and Signals 3 and 82 at Wodonga to the ‘proceed’ position and provide a release to operate signals WOD6 or WOD18.

Immediately the movement arrives at Albury South, the Network Operations Controller at Junee must restore No. 13 release to the ‘normal’ position.

NOTE:
Placing No. 13 release to the ‘normal’ position prior to the movement arriving at Albury South will return signals 3 and 82 at Wodonga and signals 30 and 8 at Wodonga Coal Sidings to the ‘stop’ position.

f) ISSUE OF AUTHORITIES TO PASS SIGNALS AT STOP WHEN A SIGNAL FAILS TO DISPLAY A ‘PROCEED’ ASPECT

The issue of authorities to pass signals at ‘stop’ when a signal fails to display a ‘proceed’ aspect shall be in accordance with the Rules and Operating Procedures for the Centralised Traffic Control System with the following additions:

WODONGA WEST

Signals WOD/6 and WOD/18:

The ARTC Network Operations Controller shall issue a CTC caution order to the driver of the rail movement to pass either signal at ‘stop’.

Prior to issuing the CTC caution order to the driver of the rail movement , the ARTC Network Operations Controller shall ensure that the Signaller at Wodonga Coal Sidings Signal box has been advised and that a lever sleeve has been applied to Signals U10 &U11 at Wodonga Coal Sidings.

If Wodonga Coal Sidings is switched ‘out’, prior to issuing the CTC caution order to the driver of the rail movement, the Network Operations Controller at Junee must apply a blocking command on signal 58 at Albury South.
Prior to issuing the CTC Caution Order, the Network Operations Controller must, if Wodonga Coal Sidings is switched ‘in’, ensure a lever sleeve is placed on the applicable levers thus securing signals U10 and U11 at ‘stop’.

WODONGA COAL SIDING (Switched In):

Signals 30 and 4

The Signaller at Wodonga Coal Siding shall issue a Signallers Caution Order to the driver of the Rail movement.

Signal Post U10 or U11 set for Wodonga West

The ARTC Network Operations Controller Main South C shall issue a CTC Caution Order to the Signaller at Wodonga Coal Siding. The Signaller at Wodonga Coal Sidings shall then deliver the CTC Caution Order to the driver of the rail movement.

Prior to issuing the CTC Caution Order, the ARTC Network Operations Controller shall ensure that the blocking commands have been applied to Signals WOD/6 and WOD/18.

Signals 8 & U8

The ARTC Network Operations Controller shall issue a CTC Caution Order to the Signaller at Wodonga Coal Sidings. The Signaller at Wodonga Coal Sidings shall the deliver the CTC Caution Order to the Driver of the rail movement.

Prior to issuing the CTC Caution Order, the ARTC Network Operations Controller shall ensure that a blocking command has been applied on signal 58.

WODONGA COAL SIDING (Switched Out)

In the event of a signal failure, all Signals are to be passed at the ‘Stop’ position in accordance with Rule 12, Section 2 and Rule 1 Section 3 of TA20.In the event that a signal fails to display a letter ‘A’, the signal shall be passed at the ‘stop’ position on the verbal authority of the ARTC Network Operations Controller in accordance with rule 12, section 2 and rule 1, section 3 of TA20.

Prior to passing any signal at the ‘Stop’ position, the Driver of the rail movement shall inspect the points in advance of the signal. The Driver of the rail movement shall also ensure the correct operation of any level crossing prior to allowing the movement to proceed.

ALBURY SOUTH

Signal 58:
In the event that signal 58 fails to assume a ‘proceed’ aspect the Network Controller at Junee must ensure that blocking commands have been applied to secure Signals WOD18 and WOD6 at West Wodonga and CLT6 and CLTU6 at Chiltern Loop at the stop position, and a down rail movement has not departed Chiltern Loop towards West Wodonga.

Signal 57:
In the event that signal 57 fails to assume a ‘proceed’ aspect the Network Operations Controller at Junee shall give the Driver of verbal permission to pass the signal at the ‘stop’ position in accordance with Rule 1, Section 3 of TA20. The ARTC Network Operations Controller Main South C and the driver of the rail movement shall exchange and record names accordingly.

Signal 14:
In the event that signal 14 fails to assume a ‘proceed’ aspect the Network Controller at Junee shall provide verbal permission to the driver to pass the signal at ‘stop’.

g) SHUNTING MOVEMENTS WODONGA/ALBURY

Under no circumstances is a rail movement to enter the ARTC main line without the authority of the ARTC Network Operations Controller Main South C at Junee.

h) MANAGEMENT OF NSW TRACK WORKS BETWEEN ALBURY AND MURRAY RIVERBRIDGE

Track maintenance operations between Albury South and the Murray River Bridge (signal 14) shall be conducted under the relevant ARTC rules applicable to the New South Wales network.

in accordance with New South Wales ARTC Network Operating Rules and Network Operating Procedures.

or where the track cannot be readily cleared for the passage of a movement, a qualified worker shall be provided to accept an Absolute Occupation issued by the ARTC Adelaide Train Controller in accordance with the rules contained in TA20.

i) OPERATION OF ROAD RAIL MOVEMENTS BETWEEN WODONGA WEST AND ALBURY
(i) Between Wodonga West and Wodonga Coal Sidings when Wodonga Coal Sidings signal box ‘switched in’:

When a Road/Rail movement requires to proceed between Wodonga West and Wodonga Coal Sidings signal box (or vice versa) and Wodonga Coal Sidings signal box is ‘switched in’, the ARTC Network Operations Controller shall first contact the Signaller at Wodonga Coal Sidings signal box, advise of the proposed movement, and ensure that lever sleeves have been applied to the applicable signals.
After ensuring the appropriate blocking commands and lever sleeves have been applied, the ARTC Network Operations Controller may then grant the applicable permission.
(ii) Between Wodonga Coal Sidings and Albury when Wodonga Coal Sidings signal box is ‘switched in’:
When a Road/Rail movement requires to proceed between Wodonga Coal Sidings signal box and Albury (or vice versa), and Wodonga Coal Sidings signal box is ‘switched in’, the Signaller at Wodonga Coal Sidings must first contact the Network Operations Controller at Junee and provide details of the proposed movement. The Network Operations Controller must ensure that blocking commands have been applied to the applicable signals at Albury South. The Signaller at Wodonga Coal Sidings must also apply lever sleeves to the applicable Down Home Departure Signals prior to the permission being granted.
After ensuring the appropriate blocking commands and lever sleeves have been applied, the ARTC Network Operations Controller Main South C may then grant approval to the Signaller at Wodonga Coal Sidings for the permission to be granted.