GERT8000-TW1 Iss 17

Preparation and movement of trains


You will need this module if you carry out the duties of a driver, guard, shunter, signaller, train preparer.

Summary Of Changes

Section 4.4 has been revised to explain that train operating company instructions can include an exemption from these restrictions on speed, when the lcoomotive concerned has a braking system that compensates for any isolated vehicles. 

The table in section 5.3, ‘Track defect’ has been changed to refer correctly to Regulation 20 in module TS1. 

Section 17 has been revised as it applies before starting the first journey of the day, rather than before every journey. Reference has been added in the same section to alternative means of preventing access along the train, as on some types of vehicle locking intermediate doors is not an appropriate or practicable way of doing this. 

The requirement in section 21 for drivers and guards to have a watch with them when on duty has been replaced with a requirement to have available some device that provides a means of finding the accurate time. 

A new instruction has been included at section 23 concerning the entry, validation and checking of train data for a train operating on ERTMS. The responsibility indicator for this part of the section has been corrected to 'driver'. 

A number of changes have been made to section 43.1, ‘When other trains are put in danger’ to make it more consistent with the rules in module M1.

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Rule Book Modules: Train working (TW)
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Under Consultation Closed
Vehicle Assessment No
Supersedes GERT8000-TW1 Iss 16
Lead Committee Traffic Operation and Management - TOM
Supporting Committee Plant - PLT
Impact Assessments
21 IA13
Supporting Documents GERT8000-RBBL Iss 36 ; GERT8000-Issue Iss 33
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