Update on Amendments to Network Rules & Procedures
Update on Absolute Signal Blocking (ASB)
Protection Markers were introduced in the September 2019 Network Rules amendments to replace the use of red flags/lights during a Local Possession Authority (LPA). SAFE Notices have been published since September 2019 to allow the use of red flags/lights in LPAs, giving time for teams to order and receive the new Protection Markers.
Video Training for Absolute Signal Blocking (ASB) changes
The Protection Officer recertification has been split into two days, with Day 1 having been available since early 2020. Day 2 recertification course will be made available in November 2020.
Re-certification for Protection Officers qualified in Signal Key Switch use
Worksite protection arrangements at Interface locations for the Sydney Train Network have now been included in the relevant Network Local Appendices (NLA’s).
Routine Network Maintenance Worksite Protection Plans are available on RailSafe.