January 2012 in Freight Operations
New signalling arrangements for the Paisley Corridor in the Glasgow area have not been fully briefed out to Freightliner Drivers, according to a reporter.
The reporter is concerned that Drivers are not familiar enough with the new signalling arrangements, just a few weeks' before it becomes operational. Though many Drivers have been issued withYellow Perildocumentation - which includes track layout diagrams - some have received no information at all. Other companies supplement this with DVDs and face-to-face briefings. The reporter believes a lack of timely information could contribute to a signal passed at danger.
The reporter would like to see Freightliner take a more proactive approach to making their Drivers aware of the changes.
The following questions are asked:
Response from Freightliner Group
Freightliner Heavy Haul would note concerns raised by the reporter.
All Drivers who sign this route are driving over it every day of duty and have watched as the scheme has progressed and developed towards commissioning, so have physical experience of the new layout. Freightliner believe this in conjunction with the'Yellow Peril'creates an adequate briefing.
The Operations Manager concerned has checked with the Train Crew leaders who confirm that all Drivers who sign the route were issued with the'Yellow Peril'and also had the more detailed DVD brief. Any Driver learning or undertaking a refresher on the route would be shown the DVD and briefed on it by a competent person.