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Author Topic: Signalling priorities on Network SE  (Read 198 times)

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Signalling priorities on Network SE
« on: January 18, 2019, 08:23:31 AM »
How signallers on Network SE decide which trains to hold and which to let through. This is the real railway!

https://twitter.com/NetworkRailSE/status/1085943165255929857

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Re: Signalling priorities on Network SE
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2019, 09:54:13 AM »
I suspect a number of people may object to the reference to Network South East, but that's very interesting!

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Re: Signalling priorities on Network SE
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2019, 06:52:15 PM »
The mistake was mine.

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Re: Signalling priorities on Network SE
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2019, 06:56:08 PM »
i thought signalling is managed by network rail
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Re: Signalling priorities on Network SE
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2019, 09:44:47 PM »
Yes, as the link says, Network Rail SE. I transcribed it wrong. Mea culpa.

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Re: Signalling priorities on Network SE
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2019, 05:38:43 PM »
As somebody who spent a long time regulating trains on the West Coast Main Line, you are damned if you do and damned if you don't! It was not unknown for me to hold a passenger train to let a late running freight train keep going, as if the freight was stopped, it could not accelerate as fast as an EMU, so by the time it gets going again behind the stopping EMU, others are starting to queue behind it. It was a fine balancing act to keep the whole thing rolling without causing too many problems.
As I used to tell drivers, you have one train to look after, I have 30!

 

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