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Co- ordination between Control and stations

Co- ordination between Control and stations

1. Asking line clear: In order to avoid the detention to passenger trains for crossing a less important train, line clear enquiry for the less important train must not be asked until the train is ready to leave and until the Section Controllers permission has been obtained. The Station Master receiving the line clear enquiry must immediately ask the controller permission to give line clear before giving the reply. The station Master on duty is entirely responsible for seeing that the necessary General and Subsidiary rules and station Working Rules are observed before giving Line Clear.
2. When a Station Master for any reason finds it difficult to carry out Controllers arrangement to receive the train in yard station due to yard Station constraints, he must explain his reasons clearly and fully to the controller.
3. Work at Station: The permission of the controller must be obtained before the performance of any shunting; Controller must be informed of the likely duration of shunting to enable his to arrange crossing and precedence of trains. In the event of Station Master being unable to start a train on receipt of line clear he must at once report the circumstances to the controller.
4. Control order regarding crossings etc.
The section controller will give definite instruction for crossing or precedence and will not change them except under unavoidable circumstance because last minute change of order will result in confusion and unsafe operation. The Station Master is entirely responsible for seeing that the crossing is affected safely and strictly in accordance with the rules. The controller must see that sufficient time is available for the necessary operations to be carried out. If the controller fails to do so, the Station Master should represent that delay may occur but it does not allow him to disregard any rules in order to avoid such delay.
Accidents:
Controllers and other staff should thoroughly understand and act on the guidelines contained in G & SR and Accident manual. Saving of lives and rescue of injured and mitigating hardship to passengers must be giver the topmost priority.
Working of Trains when control is interrupted:
When the control is interrupted and no communication with the controller is possible, Station Masters will be responsible for the working and regulating of trains, keeping in view the instruction issued by the railway administration.

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