Pacific National, as the operator of the Melbourne Steel Terminal has advised that as of 5/10/2015 at 13:00 hours, this area will be permanently closed to all traffic.
In conjunction with the closure the following alterations will be carried out:
SOUTH HUMP AVOIDING TRACK The hand operated broad gauge points in advance of Dwarf Signal MYD108 will secured to lay for the South Hump avoiding track. Dwarf Signals MYD100 and MYD102 will be secured in the normal position and baulks fitted within the Steel Terminal on the approach to these signals.
REVERSING LOOP Points MYD103 will be secured in the Normal position by the Signal Maintenance Technician with locked point clips. Dwarf Signals MYD104 & MYD106 will be restricted from displaying a proceed aspect for movements towards the Steel Terminal Area. Dwarf Signal MYD230 will be secured in the Normal position. The hand operated points on the North lead that work in conjunction with Stop Board 2 will be secured to lay towards Dwarf Signal MYD104. Baulks will fitted to the Broad Gauge tracks leading towards the Steel Terminal.
CANAL AREA The Standard Gauge South Canal lead will have baulks placed at a point opposite existing Stop Board C. The Standard Gauge South lead will be retained between Stop Boards A and B and the baulks to provide for local shunting movements. Nothing is permitted to be stabled between Stop Boards A and B and the baulks. The RRL Train Controller will grant permission to pass all Stop Boards, there will be no requirement for the Train Controller to refer to the local Shunt crew prior to granting permission, and existing Stop Boards ‘A’ and ‘B’ will be updated accordingly. The Annex or Empty Returns Siding will be closed to Rail Traffic.
The hand operated broad gauge points for the Empty Returns Siding will secured to lay away from the siding.
A new signal diagram will be issued in the future.