Network Rail - Adjacent Line Open

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Our Ref: HSR/2/15
Head Office Circular: NP/354/13
20th December 2013

The Secretary
ALL BRANCHES
ALL REGIONAL COUNCILS

Dear Colleague

Network Rail - Adjacent Line Open

Network Rail are proposing to use GSM-R berth broadcasts to advise train drivers of speed restrictions associated with adjacent line open working on the railway. Train drivers would already have been warned of the worksite in the WON and the GSM-R broadcast would act only as an additional warning.

On giving consideration to a report into this matter the General Grades Committee have noted and adopted the following report of their Health and Safety Sub-committee:

We note this positive development which we believe improves safety for the operation of the railway.

Branches and Regional Councils be advised.

Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of relevant members.

Yours sincerely


Bob Crow
General Secretary