Ops Movements Newport/Laverton

Effective from Effective to Number Year Operator Issued
23/11/2012    2955  2012  GEN  23/11/2012 
 
STANDING TN 265 OF 07/0/2012 WILL BE REPLACED BY STANDING TN2955 ON MONDAY 26/11/2012 ISSUED AS BELOW:-

Operations of Movements Newport to Laverton

Overview
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The points and signals between Tottenham and Newport will be controlled by the ARTC Melbourne Metro Network Controller and the Standard Gauge single line section between Newport and Laverton Loop will be controlled by the ARTC ASW Plains Network Controller (including Laverton Loop) The broad gauge and standard gauge main lines are controlled by the ARTC Network Controllers will be operated under the rules applicable to Automatic Block Signalling.

NEWPORT
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Newport - Train Control Management

The V/Line CENTROL train controller operates signal NPT 704 and NPT 702 for broad gauge movements to proceed onto the broad gauge west line.

The MTM Signaller Newport provides a release allowing the ARTC Network Controller to operate signals NPT 707 or NPT 709 allowing movements to be signalled toward the broad gauge Altona Sidings, and Signal NPT 723 for broad gauge movements requiring to be signalled toward the broad gauge goods line.

The ARTC Network Controller signals movements into or from the Anzac sidings, and the Goninan’s siding.

Operators requiring access to the V/Line operated main line, the MTM operated main line, the Goninan’s siding or the Anzac siding must first seek access from the relative track operator prior to seeking passage from ARTC.

Newport - West Bound Broad Gauge Movements to Altona Siding or Goods Lines

When a broad gauge movement requires to proceed from the V/Line broad gauge West Line, or the ARTC Dual Gauge East line, the ARTC Network Controller must liaise with the MTM Signaller Newport.

The MTM Newport signaller will advise the route the movement is to take and then provide the release for the applicable signal (NPT 707 or NPT 709 for moves to the Altona Siding, or to the Goods Line).

The ARTC Network Controller may then operate the signal as required for the movement to proceed.

The signalling is so structured that the ARTC Network Controller has the ability to place a call on signals NPT 707 or NPT 709 in advance pending a release being provided by the Newport signaller.

Newport - East Bound Broad Gauge Movements to the V/Line West Line

When a west bound broad gauge movement requires to proceed from Newport to the V/Line West Line, the V/Line CENTROL train controller must advise the ARTC Network Controller.

The ARTC Network Controller must then set the route for the movement as requested and the V/Line train controller may then operate signals NPT 702 or NPT 704 for the movement.

Newport - United Group (Goninan’s) Siding

The ARTC Network Controller signals movements into or from Goninan’s Siding. Operators seeking access to the Goninan’s siding must first seek authority from the siding operator prior to seeking passage from the ARTC Network Controller.

When a movement requires to proceed into the Goninan’s Siding, the train crew must obtain authority from the siding operator prior to departing Tottenham, or Manor and advise the Network Controller accordingly.

Provided the train crew have confirmed that permission has been obtained to proceed into the siding, the train controller may then signal the movement accordingly.

Newport - Anzac Siding

The ARTC Network Controller signals movements into or from Anzac Siding. Operators seeking access to the Anzac siding must first seek authority from the siding operator prior to seeking passage from the ARTC Network Controller.

When a movement requires to proceed into the Anzac Siding, the train crew must obtain authority from the siding operator prior to departing Tottenham, or Manor and advise the Network Controller accordingly.

Provided the train crew have confirmed that permission has been obtained to proceed into the siding, the train controller may then signal the movement accordingly.

When a movement requires either setting back into the siding, or setting back out of the siding, a qualified safeworker shall be provided and shall protect the setback movement accordance with the relative train operators operating requirements.

Newport - Signal Failure

In the event of a signal failing to assume a proceed aspect when operated, the ARTC Network Controller shall liaise with the V/Line CENTROL train controller and the MTM Signaller at Newport and come to an understanding regarding the failure.

Provided detection on the affected points is displayed, the authority to pass the signal at stop may be granted after ensuring the applicable point blockings have been applied. In the event the point detection is not provided arrangements must be made for the relevant point machines to be placed in the hand operating position and the points operated manually as required for the movement.

The authority to pass signals at stop is the issue of a Signalmans caution order to the driver of the movement. The Network Controller must prepare a signallers caution order and dictate it to the driver of the movement. There is no requirement for the driver to record the caution order.

The drivers name must be provided to the Network Controller who must confirm an understanding of the authority granted to proceed.

The authority to pass signals at Stop is as detailed:

Signal:NPT700 - Movement: United Group Siding to East Line - Authority:ARTC Melbourne Metro Network Controller provides verbal authority to driver.

Signal:NPT701 - Movement: East Line or to United Group Siding - Authority:ARTC Melbourne Metro Network Controller issues Signallers Caution Order to driver. Driver does not record the Caution Order.

Signal:NPT702 - Movement: Altona Siding to East Line or Anzac Siding - Authority:ARTC Melbourne Metro Network Controller issues Signallers Caution Order to driver. Driver does not record the Caution Order.

Signal:NPT702 - Movement: Altona Siding to West Line - Authority:VLP Train Controller CENTROL issues Signallers Caution Order to driver. Driver does not record the Caution Order.

Signal:NPT704 - Movement: Main line to East Line or Anzac Siding - Authority:ARTC Melbourne Metro Network Controller issues Signallers Caution Order to driver. Driver does not record the Caution Order.

Signal NPT704 - Movement: Main line to West Line - Authority:VLP Train Controller CENTROL issues Signallers Caution Order to driver. Driver does not record the Caution Order.

Signal:NPT705 - Movement: Anzac Siding to NPT707 - Authority:ARTC Melbourne Metro Network Controller provides verbal authority to driver.

Signal:NPT707 - Movement: Standard gauge along East Line - Authority:ARTC ASW Plains Network Controller issues Signallers Caution Order to driver. Driver does not record the Caution Order.

Signal: NPT707 - Movement: Broad Gauge East line to Altona Siding - Authority: After consultation with MTM Signaller Newport ARTC Melbourne Metro Network Controller issues Signallers Caution Order to driver. Driver does not record the Caution Order.

Signal:NPT709 - Movement: West Line to Altona Siding or Dual Gauge - Authority: After consultation with MTM Signaller Newport, ARTC Melbourne Metro Network Controller issues Signallers Caution Order to driver. Driver does not record the Caution Order.

Signal:NPT724 - Movement: Standard Gauge to Dual gauge - Authority:ARTC Melbourne Metro Network Controller issues Signallers Caution Order to driver. Driver does not record the Caution Order.

Signal:NPT722 - Movement: Broad Gauge to Dual gauge - Authority:ARTC Melbourne Metro Network Controller issues Signallers Caution Order to driver. Driver does not record the Caution Order.

CRT
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CRT - Overview

CRT siding is located at Paisley, the points forming connection from the ARTC main line facing for West Bound movements. The ARTC Melbourne Metro Network Controller operates the points and signalling to and from the CRT siding.

Operators requiring access to the CRT siding must first seek access from the siding owner prior to requesting passage from ARTC.

Prior to a movement departing Tottenham, Somerton or Manor, the train crew shall confirm with CRT, that the movement can be accepted to the siding, the ARTC Network Controller must then be advised accordingly.

CRT - Movements setting back onto main line

When a movement requires either setting back into the siding, or setting back out of the siding, a qualified safeworker shall be provided and shall protect the setback movement accordance with the relative train operators operating requirements.

CRT - Signal Failure

In the event of a signal failing to assume a proceed aspect when operated, the ARTC Network Controller will issue the authority to pass the respective signal at stop.

Provided detection on the affected points is displayed, the authority to pass the signal at stop may be granted after ensuring the applicable point blockings have been applied. In the event the point detection is not provided arrangements must be made for the relevant point machines to be placed in the hand operating position and the points operated manually as required for the movement.

The authority to pass signals at stop is the issue of a Signallers Caution order to the driver of the movement. The Network Controller must prepare a signallers caution order and dictate it to the driver of the movement. There is no requirement for the driver to record the caution order.

The drivers name must be provided to the Network Controller who must confirm an understanding of the authority granted to proceed.

Signal:10/30 - Movement: Along Standard Gauge - Authority: ARTC - ASW Plains Network Controller issues Signallers Caution Order to driver. Driver does not record the Caution Order.

Signal:10/26 - Movement: Along Standard Gauge - Authority:ARTC ASW Plains Network Controller issues Signallers Caution Order to driver. Driver does not record the Caution Order.

Signal:15/12 - Movement: depart CRT Siding - Authority: ARTC ASW Plains Network Controller issues Signallers Caution Order to driver. Driver does not record the Caution Order.

Signal:15/26 - Movement: Along Standard Gauge - Authority:ARTC ASW Plains Network Controller issues Signallers Caution Order to driver. Driver does not record the Caution Order.

Signal:15/30 - Movement: Along Standard Gauge - Authority: ARTC ASW Plains Network Controller issues Signallers Caution Order to driver. Driver does not record the Caution Order.

Signal:15/10 - Movement: Along Standard Gauge - Authority:ARTC ASW Plains Network Controller issues Signallers Caution Order to driver. Driver does not record the Caution Order.

LAVERTON LOOP
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Laverton - Overview

The points and signals at Laverton are controlled by the ARTC Plains CTC Network Controller under the rules of Automatic Block Signalling.

The ARTC (ASW) Plains Network Controller and Melbourne Metro Network Controller MUST liaise with each other regarding the priority of the Standard Gauge movements to take place between Laverton Loop and Tottenham Loop.

In addition to the above the ARTC ASW Plains and Melbourne Metro Network Controllers must both communicate with each other by means of a taped phone and come to an understanding of which through SG move will be signalled between Tottenham Junction and Laverton Loop.

Centralised Traffic Control controlled by the ARTC ASW Plains CTC Network Controller commences at Signals 20/30, 20/32 and 20/34.

The ARTC Plains CTC Network Controller also signals movements to and from the SCT and Westgate operated sidings at Laverton Loop.

Operators requiring access to these sidings must first seek authority from the relative siding operator prior to seeking passage from the ARTC Network Controller.

Laverton - Signal Failure

In the event of a signal failing to assume a proceed aspect when operated, the ARTC Network Controller will issue the authority to pass the respective signal at stop.

Provided detection on the affected points is displayed, the authority to pass the signal at stop may be granted after ensuring the applicable point blockings have been applied. In the event the point detection is not provided arrangements must be made for the relevant point machines to be placed in the hand operating position and the points operated manually as required for the movement.

With the exception of signals 20/30, 20/32 and 20/34, the authority to pass signals at stop is the issue of a Verbal Caution order to the driver of the movement. The Network Controller must prepare a signallers caution order and dictate it to the driver of the movement. There is no requirement for the driver to record the caution order.

The drivers name must be provided to the Network Controller who must confirm an understanding of the authority granted to proceed.

Signals 20/30, 20/32 and 20/34 are classed as CTC departure signals controlling access into the CTC section to Manor Loop. The authority to pass these signals at stop is a CTC caution order issued by the ARTC Plains CTC Network Controller.

Laverton - Passing signals 20/10, 20/12, 20/30 and 20/32 to operate points

In the event that signals 20/10, 20/12, 20/30 or 20/32 fail to display a proceed aspect, and under the failed conditions the train crew are required to operate the points by hand, the ARTC Network Controller may issue the appropriate authority for the train to pass the respective signal at stop prior to the points being operated to the hand operating position.

Upon receiving the authority to pass the signal, the driver may then drive the movement to a point clear off the points ahead, stop and operate the points to the hand operating position and set them for the required route.

The movement may then proceed in accordance with the authority issued by the Network Controller.

SCT
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SCT - Siding Overview

SCT siding is accessed from the Adelaide end of Laverton Loop.

A control system is located at in the SCT Operations Coordinators control room and allows operation of a release on points 29 providing access into the SCT siding.

The ARTC Network Controller cannot operate points 29 to signal a train into or from the SCT siding without obtaining the release from SCT.

The ARTC Network Controller must not signal a movement to depart Somerton, Tottenham or Manor without first ascertaining that the movement can be accepted by SCT.

SCT - East or West Bound Movement requiring access to the SCT siding

Prior to signalling a movement form Somerton, Tottenham or Manor, the ARTC Network Controller must liaise with the SCT Operations Coordinator and establish that the movement can be accepted into the SCT siding and request a release on points 29.

Provided the movement can be accepted, the SCT Operations Coordinator may provide a ‘release on points 29 allowing them to be operated by the ARTC network controller for the movement to enter SCT.

Provided a release has been, or can be provided, the ARTC Network Controller may signal the movement toward Laverton loop.

Provided the correct conditions exist, the movement may then be signalled into the SCT siding.

Immediately the movement enters the SCT siding the release will be cancelled and upon points 29 being restored to normal, the points will become locked and will again require a release to allow them to be operated.

SCT - Movements departing the SCT siding

When a movement requires to depart SCT, the SCT Operations Coordinator must liaise with the ARTC Network Controller and provide details of the movement, and then provide the release for the points to be operated to allow the movement to depart.

The ARTC Network Controller may then set the route as required for the movement to enter the ARTC main line.

SCT - Failure of Release

In the event that the SCT Operations Coordinator operates the release for points 29, and the points fail to be released in the ARTC Network Controllers control system, the ARTC Network Controller will require to arrange for points 27 and points 29 to be operated in the hand operated position under failure conditions.

To expedite passage of a movement, the ARTC Network Controller may request the SCT Operations Coordinator, or other SCT qualified worker to undertake this task, or request the driver of the movement in the event that there is no one available.

SCT - Control System, Blocking command

A blocking command on release 29 is provided on the SCT control system and allows the SCT Operations Coordinator to place a block on the controls to prevent operation.

When there is requirement to prevent operation of the release allowing a movement to enter the SCT siding, such as track or train maintenance activities, the SCT Operations Coordinator must initiate the blocking command on the control system and not remove it until the works have been completed.