McIntyre MaintenceSiding

Effective from Effective to Number Year Operator Issued
19/04/2013    858  2013  GEN  19/04/2013 
 
MCINTYRE MAINTENANCE SIDINGS (TRAIN NOTICE 8 OF 8)

A:Overview

McIntyre Maintenance sidings are locate at McIntyre Loop and are provide with a signalled broad gauge connection at Albion Junction, and standard gauge connection from Number Three Track at the McIntyre Crossing Loop.

The broad gauge connection crosses the ARTC standard gauge main line from the ARTC broad gauge Albion to Jacana track connecting to the new broad gauge sidings and converted broad gauge southern spur line.

All points and signals leading from the ARTC broad and standard gauge main lines are operated by the ARTC network controller.

Operators requiring access to the VicTrack sidings must first obtain permission from VicTrack prior to requesting a path from the ARTC network controller.

B: Standard Gauge movement requiring to enter the VicTrack siding

Prior to a movement departing Tottenham Junction, the driver of the movement must ensure that the movement has VicTrack authority to enter the VicTrack operated sidings and then confirm with the ARTC network controller.

The ARTC network controller, upon being advised by the driver, may then signal the movement into Number Three Track.

C: Broad Gauge movement requiring to enter the VicTrack siding
Prior to a movement departing Tottenham yard, the driver of the movement must ensure that the movement has VicTrack authority to enter the VicTrack operated sidings and then confirm with the ARTC network controller.

Upon the movement approaching signal MCT14, the ARTC network controller, may then signal the movement into broad gauge sidings.

D:Isolation Controls preventing access to the Sidings

A local control (key switch and indicator lights) is provided within the maintenance facility in a lockable cabinet to provide an electronic blocking simultaneously on points 11 and 23 during periods that the tractor is operating, or other activities that require a train to be prohibited from entering the siding.

The control is to be labelled STANDARD AND BROAD GAUGE ISOLATION and is to have the following settings:

LOCK: This setting places a blocking command on points 11 and 23 in the Normal Position.

# The setting is to be a left turn on the key switch.

# An indicator light is to be provided and will illuminate when the command has been successful.

UNLOCK: This setting cancels the blocking command on points 11 and 23 and allows operation.
# The setting is to be a right turn on the key switch.

# An indicator light is to be provided and will illuminate when the command has been successful.

Prior to allowing any activities that requires the isolation of train access into the siding, the siding operator must contact the ARTC network controller and advise that isolation is to be applied and ensure that the isolation will not affect the arrival or departure of a movement.

The siding operator must then operate the key switch to the ‘LOCKED’ position and ensure that the indicator light displays that the command was successful.
Immediately the activities have been completed, the siding operator must, after ensuring that a train may enter or depart the siding safely, operate the key switch to the ‘UNLOCKED’ position and ensure that the indicator light indicates that the command has been successful.

The siding operator must also advise the ARTC network controller that the command has been cancelled.

E.Failure of Dwarf Signal MCT 30

In the event that Dwarf signal MCT 30 fails to assume a proceed aspect for movements operating toward the dead end, the verbal authority to pass the signal at stop must be obtained from the ARTC network controller.

F. Failure of signal MCT 2

In the event that signal MCT 2 fails to display a proceed aspect when operated the ARTC network controller must, in addition to carrying out the prescribed checks prior to issuing a CTC arrival message, also ensure that there are no broad gauge movements traversing or signalled across the grade crossing and place a block on 11 Points and Derail in the normal position. The ARTC network controller may then prepare an arrival message and dictate it to the driver of the train stipulating the track the train is to enter, suitably modified if the train is entering the McIntyre Maintenance Facility.

Signal MCT 2 is a distance from the points and should there be requirement to operate these points by hand owing to failure, the ARTC network controller may issue the caution order as detailed to the driver, and then provide permission for the train to proceed to each set of points, and operate them into the hand position and for the required route prior to passing over them.