Emerald Grain Sidings

Effective from Effective to Number Year Operator Issued
5/04/2018    266  2016  GEN  5/04/2018 
 
* Standing Train Notice 266/2016 issued on 04/04/2016 is amended and re-issued as below.

EMERALD GRAIN SIDINGS

Commencing 0001 on Saturday, 20th February 2016, the Lock Bars that have been installed on No. 1 (C points) & 2 (D points) Roads on the Appleton Dock Junction end will be commissioned for use.

The Lock Bars have been fitted with an Emerald Grain specific lock and will be locked ‘OFF’ unless required to be operated for roll in protection. (Refer TA20 Section 12)

The Operating Procedures for the Port of Melbourne Precinct dated 29 May 2013 will be updated to reflect this change.

Operators that require access into the Emerald Grain Sidings must first seek the authority from Emerald Grain prior to requesting passage from the ARTC Network Control. ARTC Network Control will not send a movement toward Emerald Grain Sidings until the operator has confirmed access has been approved.

Roll In protection
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When Emerald Grain are carrying out infrastructure works within No.1 and/or No.2 Roads, Emerald Grain will contact the Melbourne Metro Network Controller and advise that they are applying the Lock Bars to prevent any rail access into No.1 and/or No.2 Roads. The Melbourne Metro Network Controller will endorse the Train Graph accordingly.

Restricting Access to No.1 and/or No.2 Roads
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While Emerald Grain is discharging wagons, Emerald Grain will contact the Melbourne Metro Network Controller and advise that access is restricted into No. 1 and/or No.2 Roads. The Melbourne Metro Network Controller will endorse the Train Graph accordingly.

When Emerald Grain has completed the discharging of wagons, they will contact Melbourne Metro Network Controller and advise that the restriction is removed.

* When Rail Operators are ready to depart the Emerald Grain Sidings they must first seek the authority from Emerald Grain and confirm the (*)Restriction (*) has been lifted prior to requesting passage from the ARTC Network Control.

Note:
This does not remove the obligation of the Train Crew in regards to passing the "CONTACT ARTC NETWORK CONTROL PRIOR TO PROCEEDING" sign without the permission of the ARTC Network Control.


Authorised by: Operations Support Manager, Interstate Network.