How are the Train Notices transmitted? Are they emails or via some dedicated data transmission system?
How is receipt of notices confirmed by drivers / signallers / pilots to the ARTC Network Controller?
Presume the person referred to as the 'Pilot' is actually the 'Accompanying Qualified Worker'.
Noting here that per the previous notice 266/2020 quoted on page 2 of this thread, it appears there is required to be direct communication between the ARTC Network Controller and 'the Signaller' before the train proceeds into the relevant section of track (the notice says the 'Signaller' may also be the 'Accompanying Qualified Worker').
Surely during such communications there would be a process to check / ensure that all relevant Train Notices were in the hands of the Signaller and the 'Accompanying Qualified Worker'? is there a protocol for this?
Also note that media reports say the driver took over the train at Junee, NSW - if so he would have had to have been driving for 4 - 5 hours by the time he arrived at Wallan. What time was the last train notice issued? How would it have been transmitted to the drivers cabin?
Struggling to see that such important train. notices are simply blasted out by email / fax / telex or other data transmission advice and it is assumed that all relevant people get them (and read them), especially when they are issued on the day the change occurs.
Can anyone set us straight? Thanks.