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Kings Cross - Hertford Loop signalling workstation - migrating to York ROC 10/12/2018 at 19:49 #113892
Peter Bennet
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I struggled to get Class 50s to over 100mph consistently between Reading and Paddington.

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Kings Cross - Hertford Loop signalling workstation - migrating to York ROC 11/12/2018 at 14:12 #113910
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Mikehax in post 113874 said:
Having spent the last four nights working the Hertford WS I'm pleased that the transition from KX has gone smoothly and pretty much everything is working as it is supposed to. The only down side being I'm sat at the only pod in this sub ROC with anything in it as the other 6 await the transfer of panels from KX and part of Peterborough - it's like being back in a single manned location.
So at the moment you have the situation where you're managing the Hertford Loop in York ROC as a island basically with Kings Cross still controlling the fringes and you're miles away? Sounds surreal for now until the other Kings Cross panels move.

And any calls from the signals in that area go straight to York ROC not Kings Cross PSB anymore?

The other thing I'm wondering about is when Kings Cross does move, not sure if they're doing it panel by panel - is there any order in which they're going to do that?

As a example do they start with Panel 1 or Panel 5?

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Kings Cross - Hertford Loop signalling workstation - migrating to York ROC 11/12/2018 at 21:19 #113914
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ajax103 in post 113910 said:


So at the moment you have the situation where you're managing the Hertford Loop in York ROC as a island basically with Kings Cross still controlling the fringes and you're miles away? Sounds surreal for now until the other Kings Cross panels move.

And any calls from the signals in that area go straight to York ROC not Kings Cross PSB anymore?

The other thing I'm wondering about is when Kings Cross does move, not sure if they're doing it panel by panel - is there any order in which they're going to do that?

As a example do they start with Panel 1 or Panel 5?
Calls from SPTs and GSMR calls from trains at signals on the workstation come to York ROC.

AFAIK, the plan is for Panels 3, 4 & 5 (re-control only) to migrate next year with Panels 1 and 2 (re-signalling and re-control) moving the following year.

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Kings Cross - Hertford Loop signalling workstation - migrating to York ROC 12/12/2018 at 10:24 #113920
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So when the likes of Hertford North have to call the signaller as they have to as part of their daily duties, they're actually talking to someone in York?
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Kings Cross - Hertford Loop signalling workstation - migrating to York ROC 12/12/2018 at 13:25 #113922
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ajax103 in post 113920 said:
So when the likes of Hertford North have to call the signaller as they have to as part of their daily duties, they're actually talking to someone in York?
If that is where the signaller is, then yes

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Kings Cross - Hertford Loop signalling workstation - migrating to York ROC 12/12/2018 at 14:04 #113923
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ajax103 in post 113920 said:
So when the likes of Hertford North have to call the signaller as they have to as part of their daily duties, they're actually talking to someone in York?
As soon as you get away from having a local box where the signalman looks out of a window it ceases to be relevant where the box is. They could off-shore it to Bangalore like Virgin Media. Though not quite sure how drivers would take to signalers insisting on reading the script first and then being asked to climb the gantry to check the signal is plugged in and what the lights are doing before S&T can be called.

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Kings Cross - Hertford Loop signalling workstation - migrating to York ROC 12/12/2018 at 15:10 #113925
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Peter Bennet in post 113923 said:
ajax103 in post 113920 said:
So when the likes of Hertford North have to call the signaller as they have to as part of their daily duties, they're actually talking to someone in York?
As soon as you get away from having a local box where the signalman looks out of a window it ceases to be relevant where the box is. They could off-shore it to Bangalore like Virgin Media. Though not quite sure how drivers would take to signalers insisting on reading the script first and then being asked to climb the gantry to check the signal is plugged in and what the lights are doing before S&T can be called.

Peter
hahahahaha!!!

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