CTC BETWEEN WINGEEL/BERRYBANK LOOP

Effective from Effective to Number Year Operator Issued
30/11/2012    2920  2012  GEN  30/11/2012 
 
STANDING TN2920 OF 22/11/2012 IS AMENDED (*) AND RE-ISSUED AS FOLLOWS:-


Introduction of Centralised Traffic Control between Wingeel Loop and Berrybank Loop
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On Monday 10th of December 2012 at 1600 hours, the Section Authority System between Wingeel Loop and Berrybank Loop will be abolished and replaced with Centralised Traffic Control signalling in accordance with Section 17 of TA20 ARTC Victorian Rules and Operating Procedures.

Section Blocking Commands will be placed in the Section Authority workstation for the Wingeel Loop to Werneth BP and Werneth BP to Berrybank Loop sections and will remain in place until further notice.

The CTC Single Line Section will be Wingeel Loop to Berrybank Loop.

The control of all points and signals at Berrybank Loop will be by the ARTC Section Authority Network Controller at NCCW Mile End.

The Section Authority System will still remain in operation from Berrybank Loop to Maroona until the CTC Signalling is progressively commissioned at a later date.

The ARTC Network Controller can be contacted on Train to Base radio channel 2 or phone 08 8217 4232.

Movements proceeding from Tottenham (or locations between Tottenham and Gheringhap) and intended to travel through the Section Authority Territory from Berrybank Loop may change to 1200 mode upon departing Tottenham or other Location and advise the ARTC Network Controller when that they are in 1200 mode.

Movements not proceeding into the Section Authority Territory at Berrybank shall remain in 600 mode.

Movements proceeding from Berrybank Loop towards Tottenham shall immediately switch to 600 mode upon receiving the ‘final authority’ message in the LSDU. All movements between Berrybank Loop and Tottenham shall remain in 600 mode.

Should the Train crew not receive the "Final Authority Message" at Berrybank Loop, then they are to advise the Network Controller and confirm that the final Authority has been returned to the workstation prior to changing from 1200 mode to 600 mode.

WINGEEL LOOP: PRINCIPAL ALTERATIONS

The Commence and End Section Authority Territory boards and location boards will be abolished.

Signal GV1232: Will be converted from a Repeating Signal to an Automatic Signal, displays ‘Stop’, ‘Normal Speed Warning’, ‘Clear Normal Speed’ and ‘Reduce to Medium Speed’ aspects dependant on the aspect displayed on Signal WGI/26 at Wingeel Loop.

WERNETH BLOCK POINT: PRINCIPAL ALTERATIONS

The Block Point signage and associated location boards will be removed and Werneth Block Point will no longer be deemed a safeworking location.

BERRYBANK LOOP: PRINCIPAL ALTERATIONS

Berrybank Loop standing room will be extended from 1650 m to 1834 m.

DICE Operation shall be abolished and all associated Signalling and Signage shall be withdrawn from service.

Berrybank Loop shall become a fully signalled CTC Crossing Loop.

New 3 Position signalling shall be introduced as follows:

From Melbourne to Adelaide:

Signal GV1477: New 3 Position Automatic Signal, displays ‘Stop’, ‘Normal Speed Warning’, ‘Clear Normal Speed’ and ‘Reduce to Medium Speed’ aspects dependant on the aspect of Home Signal BBK/6.

Signal BBK/6: New 3 Position Home Arrival Signal from Melbourne to Main or Loop Track. Displays ‘Stop’, ‘Low Speed’ (approach cleared to Main and loop), ‘Medium Speed Warning’, ‘Clear Medium Speed’ (to loop) or ‘Normal Speed Warning’ or ‘Clear Normal Speed’ (to Main track only) aspects dependent on the position of the points at the opposite end of the loop and the aspect of the next signal.

Signal BBK/30: New Home Departure Signal from Main track displays ‘Stop’ and ‘Clear Normal Speed’ aspects.

Signal BBK/32: New Home Departure Signal from Loop track displays ‘Stop’ and ‘Clear Medium Speed’ aspects.

Signal BBK/32 is located on the right hand side of the track.

From Adelaide to Melbourne:

Signal GV1552: New Repeating Signal displays ‘Warning’ and ‘Proceed’ aspects dependent on the aspect of Home Signal BBK/26.The signal indications on this signal will alter at the next stage of commissioning.

Signal BBK/26: New 3 Position Home Arrival Signal from Melbourne to Main or Loop Track. Displays ‘Stop’, ‘Low Speed’ (approach cleared to main and loop), ‘Medium Speed Warning’, ‘Clear Medium Speed’ (to loop) or ‘Normal Speed Warning’ or ‘Clear Normal Speed’ (to main track only) aspects dependent on the position of the points at the opposite end of the loop and the aspect of the next signal.

Signal BBK/10: New Home Departure Signal from Main track into the Single Line Section, displays ‘Stop’ and ‘Clear Normal Speed’ aspects.

Signal BBK/10 is located on the right hand side of the track.

Signal BBK/12: New Home Departure Signal from Loop track into the Single Line Section, displays ‘Stop’ and ‘Clear Medium Speed’ aspects.

Berrybank Loop will be equipped with the Emergency Automatic Mode for operations during failure conditions. Refer TA.20 Victorian Rules and Operating procedures - Section 17 Rule 8

** All new signals in this section are approach lit. As a result, vehicles which do not drop track will see "blacked out" signals when travelling through the section. A "blacked out" signal is to be treated as a signal at stop.

SIGNAGE:

New signage shall be installed as follows:

Signals BBK/30, BBK/32: "End CTC - Start Section Authority"

Signal BBK/26: "End Section Authority - Start CTC"

BERRYBANK LOOP

Until the commissioning of CTC signalling between Berrybank Loop and Vite Vite Loop, Berrybank shall be considered a Section Authority Terminal Station.

End CTC/Commence Section Authority Boards are located adjacent Signals BBK/30 and BBK/32.

An End Section Authority/Start CTC board is located adjacent Signal BBK/26.
Section Authorities issued from Tooli Block Point to Berrybank Loop shall continue to indicate a ‘Key Loop/Main Instruction’ on the Authority text, as far as practicable the Network Controller shall signal movements through Berrybank Loop in accordance with the text on the Section Authority as far as practicable.

All rail services will be signalled through Berrybank Loop in accordance with TA20 Section 17 "Centralised Traffic Control System". ALL Train Crews MUST proceed through Berrybank Loop as per the signal indications.

Movements departing Wingeel Loop shall switch the LSDU to 1200 Mode (if not already done), contact the Train Controller and request a Section Authority to continue beyond Berrybank Loop. The Train Controller shall not clear Signal BBK/30 or BBK/32 until it is confirmed that a Section Authority has been issued and acknowledged by the Driver. A prompt "TA Issued?" message will appear on the Phoenix screen for the Network Controller.

Automatic Mode - Berrybank Loop will be equipped with the Emergency Automatic Mode of operations during failure conditions - Refer TA.20 Victorian Rules and Operating Procedures Section 17 Rule 8

Authority to pass signals at Stop during failures

WINGEEL LOOP

Signal WGI/30 - CTC Caution Order

Signal WGI/32 - CTC Caution Order

Signal WGI/26 - CTC Arrival Message

BERRYBANK LOOP

Signal BBK/ 6 - CTC Arrival Message

Signal BBK/10 - CTC Caution Order

Signal BBK/12 - CTC Caution Order

Signal BBK/30 - Signalman’s Caution Order suitably amended for per Section Authority

Signal BBK/32 - Signalman’s Caution Order suitably amended for per Section Authority

Signal BBK/26- CTC Arrival Message