TRANSFER OF SIDINGS

Effective from Effective to Number Year Operator Issued
21/12/2009    2594  2009  GEN  22/12/2009 
 
Train Notice 2594 is updated and re-issued as under :-

ARARAT - MURTOA - DIMBOOLA - NHILL

TRANSFER OF SIDINGS

Effective 1600 Hours on Monday 21st December 2009 all Standard Gauge Running Lines and sidings at Ararat, Murtoa Station, Dimboola Station and Nhill currently managed by V/Line Passenger Pty Ltd (V/Line) will be formally be transferred to the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC).

From that time all operations on those effected lines at these locations, will come under the Policies, Operating Procedures, Safety Management System and Rail Safety Accreditation of the Australian Rail Track Corporation who will be responsible for the Management, Access Provision and Operation at these locations.

Operations on the existing Train Order Territory’s Murtoa - Hopetoun, Dimboola - Yaapeet and the Train Staff and Ticket Section Ararat - Maryborough will continue to be managed by the V/Line Train Controller at Centrol.

To plan access to the sidings, the Mile End Network Programmer is to be contacted on (08) 8217 4412. Operators wishing to access Dimboola or Murtoa Stations and associated branch lines are to arrange for a V/Line Signaller to attend the location to gain admittance.

For out of hours contact the Train Transit Manager Mile end on (08) 8217 4540.

Once permission has been granted for access and prior to entering the siding further permission must be sought and granted from the appropriate Network Controller as per the applicable rules and procedures.

- Tottenham to Pyrenees Loop (08) 8217 4232.

- Pyrenees Loop to Wolseley (08) 8217 4235.

Operating procedures governing train and other rail movements will be issued under a separate notice.