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Bringing Trains into Service/Taking trains out of service/Shunt trains
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From platform monitors / station docker / yard co-ordinator
How would you identify where your units are located and the correct formation for operational requirements?
- A square board attached to window or lamp bracket of unit displaying flashing red light (where appropriate) white and red diagonal stripes with the words not to be moved in red in a white circle.
- Ascertain reason for board and request removal of board if appropriate
Describe a not to be moved board and what actions you should take if one is fitted to your train
Scan for hazards, maintaining three points of contact with the train at all times until a secure footing can be obtained.
Describe how you would enter and exit a train?
Report fault to ScotRail Control/ Yard co-ordinator with the fault repair book endorsed and act on the instructions given.
What action would you take if you found defective equipment on the train you are due to operate?
Use a systematic approach when preparing/carying out safety check of the train as per traction requirements. Examples of candidates answers on equipment to be checked:
Examples of equipment that would prevent a train from entering service:
- The TPWS isolated
- The AWS isolated
- A broken Window from a maintenance depot (it may enter service from a stabling point to go to a maintenance depol)
- TIS unsealed (does not enter service from maintenance depol)
- The DVD isolated
- The DSD isolated
- The DRA isolated
- The EBS raised
- Detonators more than 5 years old
- Rusty or broken clips
What are your requirements when bringing the train into service and name defects that would prevent the train from coming into service?
- All points must be set for the movement (including ground frames)
- If points are not set for the movement, stop the train and operate the hand points for the required route
- All points must be fully cleared prior to changing ends and completing the reversing movement
What are your responsibilities when travelling over all points within depots?
DAY: Move Away, Move Towards, Stop, Slow down, Ease up
NIGHT: Move away, Move towards, Stop, Slow down, Ease up
Candidate should be asked to demonstrate or identify a selection of hand signals used during shunting operations in daylight and darkness? (List hand signals demonstrafed / identified below)
Normally marked with a yellow painted sleeper or chairs
How would you identify the fouling point within a depot of a road or siding
Inform the person in charge of the yard/depot or siding
When Stabling your train in yards or sidings and you are unable to stable it in such a way as not to be foul of points or other lines who should you inform
5mph Wash road speed depot specific
What is the maximum speed when shunting within the depot and applicable wash roads?
Local instructions relevant to area (Shields depot for WSP testing only max 8mph)
Can you identify any yards or depots where you work where the maximum speed of 5 mph can be exoeeded
- Stop the train and not move until sight of the depot operator/yard co-ordinator is regained - - Stop the train and do not move until radio communications are regained
- Ensure the meaning of any hand signal given is clearly understood
If you lose sight of the depot operatorlyard co-ordinator during a shunting movement or there is a break in radio communications what action must you take?
- The depot operatorlyard co-ordinator must precede the movement on foot,
- If this is not practical the depot operatorlyard co-ordinator may ride in the front vehicle, however the emergency brake must be operation in the front vehicle and communication with the driver via radio communications must be available.
How must a propelling movement be controlled?
- Stop 6 feet, checking for non multi labels and that both electrical connections covers are closed
- Draw unit up to 2 feet and check that at the couplings are in line
- Carryout coupling announcement before coupling to other unit at 2-mph,
- Complete pull away test,
- Press couple button for 5 seconds
- Check coupling integrity lights/tell tales If applicable check interconnecting doors,
- Carry out brake continuity test (step 2/mid-level only)
- If any problems are identified these are rectified within limits of responsibility.
- Set DRA, extinguish intermediate lights and close control desk
Desoribe the coupling procedures including when difficulties are encountered for multiple units? (excluding olass 380/386/HST)
- Check there is sufficient room available before making any movements,
- Check that the brake controller is in step 3/high position
- Close and secure all interconnecting doors,
- Carryout uncoupling announcement before operating the un-couple button for 5 seconds
- draw back 2 feet using squeeze up procedure if required
- Any uncoupling difficulties are recorded and reported to the appropriate persons promptiy customers kept informed of any delays throughout.
- Set taillights, DRA and close control desk.
What is the correct procedure for uncoupling multiple units? (excluding class 380/385/HST)
- Check that both covers for the electrical connections are closed,
- Check that at the couplings are in line,
- Stop Unit at 6 feet,
- Select slow speed setting
- Take low power setting and stop 2-feet apart,
- Take low power setting and couple up mechanically
- On class 380 units deploy gangway doors
- Driver acknowledges new formation by pressing ACK Configuration on soft keys.
- Open gangway with all missile doors and fly screens locked into position.
- Check HMI to ensure couple is completed correctly.
- Activate DRA shut down desk, check all intermediate lighting is off
- If required Deploy gangway doors on 380 units using the FGAD and endorse defect book,
What is the correct procedure for coupling up Class 380/386s?
- Check there is sufficient room available before making any movements and it is safe to uncouple,
- Close all gangway doors with right hand wall secured and locked in place.
- Energise desk and on class 380 only retract gangway doors using rotary switch
- Uncouple units using soft key
- Cancel AWS and await passenger alarm,
- Select slow speed and take sufficient power to overcome holding brake
- Draw unit back 2 feet,
- Check that all illuminations are correctly displayed on both units.
- On class 380 only to manual retract gangway doors use emergency valve retract front gangway (FGAR) endorse repair book
What is the procedure for uncoupling class 380/385's?
- Reduce the brake to step 1 and select power, do not release the brake until you feel forward movement.
- 170: Use the hill start button prior to releasing the brake and select power while still pressing. Select power notch and when you hear the engines rev up release the hill start button.
- 334/365/385: Use the hill start button prior to releasing the brake and select power while still pressing the button, the train will automatically release when forward motion is gained or you can release the button when you feel it.
- 380: use the holding brake and the train will automatically release the brake when forward motion is gained
When operating on gradients what technique must you employ to prevent the train from rolling back?
- Automatic Half barriers (AHB)
- Automatic Open Crossing Locally monitored (AOCL)
- Automatic Barrier Crossing Locally monitored (ABCL)
- Miniature Crossings R/G
- Trainman Operated Crossings (TMO)
- Closed Circuit Television Crossing (CCTV)
What types of level crossings can you work over in the area in which you work?
Reduce train speed to comply with the Special Speed Restriction Board (SSRB)
What actions must the driver take on passing the level crossing warning board (Black St Georges cross)? 4.2h, 4.2m)
Who is responsible for observing the level crossing indications when approaching an AOCL, AOCL+B or ABCL level crossing?
- Comply with the speed shown.
- Observe Driver Crossing Control indication is flashing white
- Ensure the level crossing is clear of any obstructions
- if the crossing DCI is flashing Red apply the brake and stop prior to the crossing
- If the crossing is obstructed apply the brake and stop prior to the crossing
- If you cannot see the DCI or that the crossing is clear of any obstructions apply the brake and stop prior to the crossing
- Report any DCI / level crossing sighting problems to the signaller and complete a RT3185
At an AoCL, AOCL+B or ABCL level crossing Special Speed Restriction Board (SSRB), what are the drivers' responsibilities?
- Reduce speed be prepared to stop at the next signal
- Stop the train and speak to the signaller for clarification
f unsure/unable to remember the aspect exhibited on the previous signal what actions must be taken
The green hand signal only indicates crossing is safe to cross over and does not give authority to pass signal at danger
When stopped at a danger signal protecting a lovel crossing whlch is under local control and a green fag or hand lamp is displayed from the person controlling the crossing what does this indicate to the driver?
- Good - Rail adhesion conditions are good.
- Expected - Rail adhesion is no worse than would be expected for the location and environmental conditions.
- Reportable environmental - Rail adhesion is worse than would be expected for the location and conditions.
- Locations where low rail adhesion is expected do not need to be reported to the signaller, but the signaller must be informed immediately if reportable rail adhesion lovels aro experienced.
What are the levels of rail adhesion and when should rail adhesion reported? • Good
- Brake the train as you would normally for the prevailing conditions;
- all signals must be cleared for the test
- Report results to the signaller.
- No, unless it has been confimmed that the affocted railhead has been treated.
What is the procedure for carrying out a controlled test stop and can this be carried out on the approach to a buffer end/ terminal platform?
- A full service application must be made every 2 minutes for class 158 and 3-5 minutes for all others with a reduction of 10 mph must be observed
- The speed must also be restricted to 10 mph below the line speed if a disc braked train
- However the speed need not be reduced below 50 mph
Describe a running brake test when snow is falling or being disturbed by the passage of trains
A system of block working primarily in use at stations that permits more than one train in a section at one time. When the position light signal in rear is cleared this means that the driver must proceed at such a speed that he is able to stop short of any obstruction as the line ahead is occupied.
Deseribe what permissive working means?
- When entering a permissive working platform
- When authorised to do so by the signallor or authorised representative
-The position light signal only authorises movement to the next position light signal or main aspect if no position light signals intervenes
- If the movement is towards a permissive working platfom or siding you must expect the platform or siding to be occupied and proceed accordingly
- locations were local instructions apply
Under what circumstances would a passenger train normally make a movement under permission of a position light signal and what must you be aware of?
Stop the train at the controlling signal if possible and contact signaller to challenge the route.
What action must be taken if the train is wrongly routed?
- The driver of each affected train would be informed by the signaller of the locations between which it is to be observed.
- The signaller does not need to inform any driver if Operations Control has arranged to tell drivers by other means.
How would a driver be informed of a blanket speed restriction with no track equipment provided?
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