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GERT8000-TW1 Iss 19

Preparation and movement of trains

Synopsis

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

Summary Of Changes

The instructions relating to train radio equipment have been updated to include the use of a competent person as a mitigation measure in case of train radio failure in the leading cab. This includes changes to section 39.6 (renumbered 40.6) and a new section 40.7. The competent person's only task will be to initiate and receive railway emergency group calls (RECs). They will be positioned in a non-leading cab with a working GSM-R radio and stop the train in an emergency. The use of a competent person as mitigation for GSM-R radio failure in the leading cab is subject to the driver and competent person having access to direct means of communication between cabs (cab-to-cab communication). The instructions to the signaller during a REC have also been updated.

Section 29.1 and section 39.1 (renumbered 40.1) have been revised to include corresponding arrangements for an ERTMS line.

New section 30 ‘Sanding equipment’ has been added for the introduction of restrictions on the use of manual sanding equipment, and application to automatic sanding equipment if permitted by train operating company instructions.

New instructions have been introduced into section 36.2 (renumbered 37.2) concerning display of a red light on the rear of a traction unit left on a dead-end platform line, unless exempted by train operating company instructions as a result of the traction unit being sufficiently visible without.

Obsolete references to Safe Work Leader have been removed throughout.

 
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Rule Book Modules: Train working (TW)
Issued:
02/09/2023
Published:
02/09/2023
In Force:
02/12/2023
Next Review:
02/12/2024

Details

Consultation Status Closed
Vehicle Assessment No
Supersedes GERT8000-TW1 Iss 18.1
Lead Committee Traffic Operation and Management - TOM
Supporting Committee Plant - PLT; Rolling Stock - RST; Control Command and Signalling - CCS
Impact Assessments
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Supporting Documents GERT8000-RBBL Iss 39
Deviations
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Rear locos left running and unstaffed