NGZ/GHP Commissioning - 7 of 7

Effective from Effective to Number Year Operator Issued
21/12/2011    5584  2011  GEN  21/12/2011 
 
Operations of Movements, North Geelong

(TRAIN NOTICE 7 OF 7)

Commencing Sunday 15 January 2012, or upon the commissioning of new signalling between North Geelong and Gheringhap, standing train notice 2140-2008 is cancelled and the following will apply:

A:Overview
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The points and signals applicable to the ARTC main running lines and leading onto the ARTC main line from the V/Line operated lines are controlled by the ARTC Plains CTC Network Controller under the rules applicable to Centralised Traffic Control.

There are two tracks between North Geelong and Moorabool, one is referred to as the South Line whilst the other is referred to the North line.

The South line is dual gauge between Thompsons Rd and Anakie Rd, and then standard gauge between Anakie Rd and Moorabool.

The North line is standard gauge between Thompsons Rd and Anakie Rd, and then Dual Gauge between Anakie Rd and Ballan Rd.

B: Train Control Management
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The V/Line Signaller at North Geelong C operates all points and signals applicable to the V/Line Dual Gauge Main Line, and the Arrival and Departure tracks whilst the ARTC Network Controller operates all points and signals controlling entry onto, from and along the ARTC main lines.

A release function is provided at North Geelong C for the Dual Gauge Main Line, the Arrival track or the departure track and the provision of the release allows the ARTC Network Controller to signal a standard gauge, or a broad gauge movement into the track that the release applies.

C: Movement from Gheringhap into V/Line operated tracks at North Geelong C
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When a broad or standard gauge movement requires to proceed from Gheringhap into the V/Line operated tracks at North Geelong C, the ARTC Network Controller must liaise with the signaller at North Geelong C to establish the track the movement is to enter, and request that a release be provided on that track.

The signaller will then provide the applicable release upon which the ARTC Network Controller may then set the route for the movement to proceed.

D: Movement from V/Line operated tracks at North Geelong to Gheringhap
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When a broad or standard gauge movement requires to proceed from North Geelong to Gheringhap the driver of the movement will contact the ARTC Network Controller, provide the relevant train details and advise that the movement is ready to proceed.

If the movement is broad gauge, the driver must ensure to first obtain a train order to proceed beyond Gheringhap prior to requesting a signal to proceed from the ARTC Network Controller. Provided correct conditions exist the ARTC Network Controller may then set the route for the movement to proceed.

SIGNAL FAILURE
When a signal fails to assume a proceed aspect when operated, the ARTC Network Controller will issue the appropriate authority to pass the signal at stop.

When issuing the authority to proceed, the Network Controller must include details of the track the movement will proceed to.

If the signal failure includes an area controlled by the signaller at North Geelong C, the ARTC Network Controller must liaise with the signaller to ensure the correct conditions exist for the movement to proceed.

If the failure includes no detection of points, the driver of the movement must be instructed to place relevant point machines into the hand operating position and set the route for the movement. When operating crossovers the driver must ensure that the points at both ends of the crossover have been correctly set.

The authority to pass signals at Stop is as detailed:

Signal No.72/6 - Along ARTC Main Line - ARTC Network Controller provides verbal authority to driver

Signal No.72/30 - To the North Standard Gauge or the South Dual Gauge lines - ARTC Network Controller issues arrival message to the driver, the message is to include the track the movement is to take

Signal No.72/32 - To the South Dual Gauge line - ARTC Network Controller issues arrival message to the driver, the message is to include the track the movement is to take

Signal No.72/34 - To the South Dual Gauge line or the shunt neck - Verbal Authority of the ARTC Network Controller, the network controller is to advise the train driver of the route the movement is taking.

Signal No.72/36 - To the South Dual Gauge line or the shunt neck - Verbal Authority of the ARTC Network Controller, the network controller is to advise the train driver of the route the movement is taking.

Signal No.72/38 - To the Arrival or Departure Tracks - Verbal Authority of the ARTC Network Controller, the network controller is to advise the train driver of the route the movement is taking.

Signal No.72/42 - To the ARTC Main Line toward Elders Loop - CTC Caution Order issued by the ARTC Network Controller

Signal No.72/40 - To the ARTC Main Line toward Elders Loop - CTC Caution Order issued by the ARTC Network Controller

Signal No.72/40 - To the V/Line Dual Gauge Main Line, or the Arrival or Departure Tracks - After consultation with the signaller at North Geelong C, the ARTC Network Controller issues a Signallers Caution Order to the driver; there is no requirement for the driver to record the caution order.

72/44 - To the South Standard Gauge line, or the North Dual Gauge line, ARTC Network Controller issues arrival message to the driver, the message is to include the track the movement is to take

72/46 - To the South Standard Gauge line, or the North Dual Gauge line, ARTC Network Controller issues arrival message to the driver, the message is to include the track the movement is to take

72/48 - To the South Dual Gauge line, or the North Standard Gauge line, ARTC Network Controller issues arrival message to the driver, the message is to include the track the movement is to take

72/50 - To the South Dual Gauge line, or the North Standard Gauge line, ARTC Network Controller issues arrival message to the driver, the message is to include the track the movement is to take

72/52 - To the dual gauge main line - CTC Caution Order issued by the ARTC Network Controller

72/54 - To the dual gauge main line, CTC Caution Order issued by the ARTC Network Controller

72/56, To the South Dual Gauge line, or the North Standard Gauge line, ARTC Network Controller issues arrival message to the driver, the message is to include the track the movement is to take