Scotland Station Announcements (Scripts/Templates/Guidance)

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Dear Network Rail Limited,

I'm looking at automating station announcements on a model railway and as such would like the scripts and triggers used for both automated and manual station announcements in Scotland. I understand that this is the sort of thing that generally evolves on the railway as facilities get upgraded, I would like the details below for what is currently being installed as systems get replaced and (if it is different) the system used at Aberdeen.

Specifically for automated announcements I would like documents which cover:
1) The script template used (e.g. instead of "The next train is for Aberdeen, calling at Stonehaven and Aberdeen" "The next train is for <destination> calling at <list of stations>" is perfectly adequate.)
2) What triggers the automated announcements (e.g. How frequently BTP's 61016 message is repeated?, How long before a trains departure is a message repeated?, When is an arriving train announced?)
3) What happens if multiple messages are triggered at once (are they queued and with what delay?, are they dropped? Is it message dependant? etc.)
Specifically for manual announcements I would like the examples and guidance document(s) issued to stations.

Yours faithfully,

Robert Gauld

FOI, Network Rail Limited

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Reference number: FOI2021/01023

 

Dear Robert Gauld    

 

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1) The script template used (e.g. instead of "The next train is for
Aberdeen, calling at Stonehaven and Aberdeen" "The next train is for
<destination> calling at <list of stations>" is perfectly adequate.)

 

2) What triggers the automated announcements (e.g. How frequently BTP's
61016 message is repeated?, How long before a trains departure is a
message repeated?, When is an arriving train announced?

 

3) What happens if multiple messages are triggered at once (are they
queued and with what delay?, are they dropped? Is it message dependant?
etc.) Specifically for manual announcements I would like the examples and
guidance document(s) issued to stations.

 

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Reference number: FOI2021/01023

 

Dear Robert Gauld

 

Please find attached our response to your Freedom of Information request.

 

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Elliot Palk Information Officer

Freedom of Information | Legal & Corporate Services

 

Network Rail | 1st Floor | Willen Building | The Quadrant: MK Elder Gate |
Milton Keynes | MK9 1EN

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