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  1. 1. PRIVATE AND NOT FOR PUBLICATION WEEKLY OPERATING NOTICE Extracted from the following London North Eastern Route (South) AN D Anglia Routes Week No. LNES / AR - GN ROUTES 43 Containing SAFETY NOTICES TEMPORARY SPEED RESTRICTIONS ENGINEERING ARRANGEMENTS SIGNALLING & PERMANENT WAY ALTERATIONS GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS & NOTICES SATURDAY 22 JANUARY 2011 To FRIDAY 28 JANUARY 2011 THIS NOTICE COVERS SELECTED LINES FROM THE LONDON NORTH EASTERN REGIONAND SELECTED LINES FROM THE EAST ANGLIA REGION SECTIONAL APPENDICES This document contains 47 pages
  2. 2. LINES COVERED BY THIS NOTICELONDON NORTH EASTERN (SOUTH) (LN)LN 101 KING’S CROSS TO SHAFTHOLME JNLN 105 MOORGATE TO FINSBURY PARK JNLN 120 WOOD GREEN NORTH JN TO LANGLEY JN VIA HERTFORDLN 125 HITCHIN CAMBRIDGE JN TO CAMBRIDGEEAST ANGLIA ROUTES (EA)EA 1161 BISHOPS STORTFORD TO ELY NORTH JNEA 1162 ELY NORTH JN TO KINGS LYNNEA 1230 ROYSTON TO SHEPRETH BRANCH JN First Capital Connect WON – Week 43 2
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  41. 41. Signal Location Line ELR Signalbox Date of Events Events TPWS latest since in fitted at SPAD 1985 current 5 signal years K445 Hornsey Down Slow ECM1 Kings Cross 0/03/2009 3 2 Y No 1 PSB K446 Hornsey Up Goods ECM1 Kings Cross 0/07/2010 7 2 N K697 Hitchin Down Slow ECM1 Kings Cross 20/03/2009 7 2 Y PSB P84 Peterborough South Up ECM1 Peterborough 19/12/2007 8 2 N Departure PSB Stop Letchworth Arrival / SBRO Kings Cross 09/03/2010 4 2 NBoard 1 Departure K833 Bowes Park Down HDB0 Kings Cross 05/12/2010 2 2 N Hertford First Capital Connect WON – Week 43 41
  42. 42. FIRST CAPITAL CONNECT ADDITIONAL NOTICES New 6 car stop board at Hertford North platform 3A new 6 car stop board has been provided on platform 3 (Bay Platform) at Hertford North 16 metres away from the stop block.Drivers of 6 car trains should use this stop point forthwith19 September 2008Steve CastleArea Operations ManagerFirst Capital ConnectKings Cross / Hitchin / Peterborough Royston Platform 1 Down direction.A new 12 car stop board has been provided at the Cambridge end of the new platform extension.The 3/4/6/8 stop car boards have been provided just beyond the station overbridge on the appropriate lamp post. Royston Platform 1 Up directionA new 12 car stop marker has been provided at the same position as the existing 6/8 car markers at the London end.John HarradineSafety Business Partner (Operations)11 May 2009 New 12 car stop marker boards have been provided at the following stations;-Stevenage Platform 1 & 2 at the London end.Hitchin Platform 1 at the London end.Huntingdon Platform 2 at the London end.Cambridge Platform 1 at the London end.Peterborough Platforms 2 & 3 at both ends of the platforms.Peterborough Platform 4 & 5 at the country end.Peterborough Down Fast line at the turn back point from P78 signal so as to align units with the walkways provided.John HarradineSafety Business Partner (Operations)11 May 2009 New “S” Car Stopping Point - Hatfield Down Slow Line - Platform 3With effect from 00:01 hours on Friday 16th January 2009, Drivers are advised that ALL formations of trains required to stop atHatfield Platform 3 must do so at the new “S” Car Stopping PointA new “S” Car Board will be provided and will be placed “cess” side adjacent to the existing 8 Car Stopping Point.Train dispatch will continue to be by use of the existing mirror provided at the 8 Car Point.2 January 2009Steve CastleArea Operations ManagerFirst Capital ConnectKing‟s Cross / Hitchin / Peterborough Letchworth Stop BoardsWith immediate effect Stop Boards 1 & 2 at Letchworth have been replaced with new reflectorised boards.The position and meaning of these boards has not changed.Richard FarishOperations Standards Manager20th September 2010 First Capital Connect WON – Week 43 42
  43. 43. FIRST CAPITAL CONNECT ADDITIONAL NOTICES Blocking the Line for the Purpose of Train ExaminationThere has been two occasions recently where train drivers and train maintenance staff have been involved in near misses with other trainswhen undertaking an examination of a defective or failed train.Luckily, on both occasions, no-one was injured or killed.In both cases poor safety critical communications between driver and signaller were the underlying cause.Train drivers and maintenance staff are reminded that if they are required to work outside their train, and cannot do so from a position ofsafety, they must arrange a blockage of the adjacent line(s) from the controlling signaller.When arranging a blockage with the signaller you must ensure that:- You are speaking to the correct signaller for that portion of line You identify yourself, your train headcode and where you are speaking from You identify specifically what line(s) you require blocked and for what purpose The signaller repeats back your request correctly You do not start work until the signaller has confirmed that train movements have been stopped on the line(s) requested and it is safe for you to go on or near the line.Correct use of the safety critical communications protocols are a key element to staying safe. Stay professional – stay focussed –stay alive.Richard FarishOperations Standards Manager12th May 2009 Headwall Telephones and Plungers - Northern City LineNetwork Rail and its contractors Thales, will be replacing the Headwall Telephones and Plungers at the following locations from 13th Juneuntil further notice.• Drayton Park• Highbury and Islington• Essex Road• Old Street• MoorgateThe new equipment is a direct replacement of ageing equipment and is being provided to improve safety and reliability.There is no alteration to the way in which drivers operate the new equipment.Richard FarishOperations Standards ManagerFirst Capital ConnectOriginal notice date: 5th June 2009Amended notice date: 28th August 2009 Relocation of 6 Car Stop Markers -Finsbury Park Platforms 3, 5 & 6On the 23 August 2010 the 6 Car Stop Markers on platforms 3, 5 & 6 will be removed from their current location and repositioned adjacent tothe existing 8 Car Stop Markers. The position of the 3 & 4 Car Markers will remain unchanged. This will remove the current inconsistency ofhaving 3 stopping points on these platforms at this location. With the exception of platform 1 at Hatfield, this will bring it into line with currentstopping points at all other FCC GN route locations, where either 1 or 2 stopping points are provided, e.g. „S‟ Car marker or combined 8/6 Carmarkers and combined 3/4 Car markers.Drivers are reminded that it is their responsibility to check the length of the train that they are working, and to ensure that the chosen stoppingpoint is correct for that length of train. Where possible this information is provided on schedule cards, and Train Length reminders areprovided in the cab. In addition Train Length reminder cards can be ordered from your Driver Management Team and have been proven to beof benefit.Please ensure that you always use the relevant stopping points. Before releasing the doors it is good practice to double check for both thelength and on which side the doors are to be released.Can you be sure you‟re a 3 or a 4? If you don‟t pause and wait, it might be too late, as you could be a 6 or an 8? And if you really want to lookafter yourselves, remember you might also be 12!Darren StandingOperations Compliance Manager (Driving) First Capital Connect WON – Week 43 43
  44. 44. FIRST CAPITAL CONNECT ADDITIONAL NOTICES RAIL-HEAD ADHESIONControlling the trainYou must control the train to take account of:- The conditions, and Locations of known low rail-head adhesion as listed in the Sectional AppendixExperiencing and reporting low rail-head conditionsYou must tell the signaller immediately if you experience either of the following:-Low rail adhesion Likely to cause difficulties in stopping at a location NOT listed in the Sectional AppendixExceptionally poor rail Likely to cause more than anticipated difficulties in stopping at a locationadhesion listed in the Sectional AppendixControlled Test StopsWhen the signaller tells you to make a controlled test stop, you must brake the train using the technique that youwould normally use for the weather and rail adhesion conditions at the location rather than that used for theexceptional, rail-head adhesion conditions.Immediately following the controlled test stop, you must tell the signaller:- The results of the test, and Whether the rail-head adhesion conditions should still be considered as exceptionalSerious Wheel SlipYou must tell the signaller the location where serious or prolonged wheel slip is experienced. However, if thewheel slip is severe or you suspect damage to the rail, you must stop the train specially and tell the signallerimmediately.Richard FarishOperations Standards Manager th15 October 2010 Welwyn Garden City Platform 3 & 4The 4 car stop marks on platform 3 (down slow) & platform 4 (down back) have been repositioned in rear of theirprevious location. They are now affixed to the same post as the current 3 car stop marks giving a commonstopping point for both 3 & 4 car units.Drivers must use this new stopping point as this allows enough room for a unit to arrive from the Carriage Sidingsand couple/attach in the platform to form an 8 car service if this is required.Darren StandingOperations Compliance Manager (Driving – GN)Until Further Notice rd3 December 2010 First Capital Connect WON – Week 43 44
  45. 45. FIRST CAPITAL CONNECT ADDITIONAL NOTICES RoystonWhen uncoupling units from a 12 car train, the 4 car unit must always be used to perform the uncoupling,as it is possible for an 8 car to push a 4 car even with its emergency brakes applied Royston – Platform 1 The following procedure must be followed for 12 car services to Cambridge that are required to split at Royston in the Up direction platform (platform 1), with the detached 4 car unit then proceeding all stations to Cambridge after the 8 car service has departed. This procedure is specific to Royston for down direction 12 car trains using the up direction platform. Driver of 12 car train arrives in Platform 1 and ensures that train is stopped at the “12” car mark. After releasing the train doors the Driver must use the P.A to announce the changes to the train formation. The Driver then applies full service brake (step 3) and shuts down cab removing key. Following face to face with Driver of 12 car, Detaching Driver proceeds to intermediate (Country end) cab of 4 car unit to be detached and mobilizes the cab. Once confirmation has been received from platform staff that it is safe for doors to be closed, the Detaching Driver makes PA announcement to passengers that doors will be closing, warns that train will be detaching and then closes the doors on the 4 car unit. Detaching Driver, after carrying out the necessary checks, completes the uncoupling process from the 4 car unit. Detaching Driver enters rear cab of 8 car and sets tail lights, then informs the Driver who is to take the 8 car train forwards, that uncoupling is complete via cab to cab communication before exiting cab. Driver of 8 car train sets up cab, and awaits dispatch from platform staff. Following departure of 8 car train, Driver of 4 car train sets up the cab and gets permission from signaller to draw train down to 4 car stopping point. Driver of 4 car train releases doors and awaits dispatch from platform staff. Royston – Platform 2 The following procedure must be followed for 12 car services to Cambridge that are required to split at Royston in the Down direction platform (platform 2). Driver of 12 car train arrives in Platform 2 and ensures that train is stopped at the “12” car mark. After releasing the train doors the Driver must use the P.A to announce the changes to the train formation. The Driver then applies full service brake (step 3) and shuts down cab removing key. Following face to face with Driver of 12 car, Detaching Driver proceeds to intermediate (Country end) cab of 4 car unit to be detached and mobilizes the cab. Once confirmation has been received from platform staff that it is safe for doors to be closed, the Detaching Driver makes PA announcement to passengers that doors will be closing, warns that train will be detaching and then closes the doors on the 4 car unit. Detaching Driver, after carrying out the necessary checks, completes the uncoupling process from the 4 car unit. Detaching Driver enters rear cab of 8 car and sets tail lights, then informs the Driver who is to take the 8 car train forwards, that uncoupling is complete via cab to cab communication before exiting cab. Driver of 8 car train sets up cab, and awaits dispatch from platform staff. Following departure of 8 car train, Driver of 4 car train sets up the cab, releases doors and awaits dispatch from platform staff.Darren StandingOperations Compliance Manager (GN-Driving) thFriday 10 December 2010UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE First Capital Connect WON – Week 43 45
  46. 46. FIRST CAPITAL CONNECT ADDITIONAL NOTICES Ely Station North Level CrossingDrivers are advised that following an incident at Exeter St David‟s last year a review of all level crossings has been undertaken to identifysimilar locations on FCC routes.The train involved in the incident was signalled into a permissive platform under the authority of a position light signal for the purpose ofattaching to another unit.The railhead through the level crossing immediately prior to the station had become contaminated by discharge from a road vehicle whichresulted in the train sliding into the back of the stationary unit.The only location that is similar on FCC routes, is Ely Station North Level Crossing, for trains travelling in the UP direction on:- Down Line – Platform 1 Up Line – Platform 2 Up Passenger Loop – Platform 3Drivers are advised that if they are signalled into Ely Station inthe UP direction under the authority of a position light signalthen they must control the speed of the train on approach insuch a manner that if unexpected low railhead adhesion isencountered on the level crossing then the train can still bebrought to a stand within the distance that can be seen to beclear.Richard FarishOperations Standards ManagerFirst Capital Connect24th December 2010UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE First Capital Connect WON – Week 43 46
  47. 47. Extracted from Network Rail London North Eastern Route (South) East Anglia Routes Week 43 Jackie Townsend Operations Director First Capital Connect Telephone (Internal) 004 3872 Telephone (External) 01234 275872Issued at BedfordSaturday, 15 January 2011 First Capital Connect WON – Week 43 47

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