May 2011 in Network Rail and Suppliers
A reporter is concerned about a length of rail that has been left lying next to road one in the south end of Chesterfield Down sidings.
Because the rail has not been secured onto road one it could
move if an on-track machine were to be driven into the sidings.
This could cause the machine to be derailed and potentially foul
the Main Line which runs adjacent to the sidings.
Additionally, the reporter would like to highlight that the points at the north end of these sidings have not been set and clipped for road two; they are currently set for road one. Therefore a machine could mistakenly travel down road one. Marker boards have also not been set up at this location.
Could Network Rail please:
Network Rail would like to thank the reporter for bringing their concerns to our attention.
Could Network Rail please clarify whether Chesterfield Down sidings are currently being used by on-track machines?
Chesterfield sidings are signed out of use as they are currently
undergoing a refurbishment project. As such road one and two are
not being used and have been clipped from the Main Line.
Could Network Rail please put up one red marker board at this location to warn of the potential risk?
The marker board is not required as the sidings are signed out of use under the RT3187 procedure.
Could Network Rail please set and clip the points for Road
The sidings are signed out of use. As part of the refurbishment work the piece of rail indentified in the report will be removed from site.