Signalling information for the Blackpool lines

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Clive D.W. Feather

Dear Network Rail Limited,

Please provide the details of the signalling for the lines from Preston (exclusive) to Blackpool North and Blackpool South and the Burn Naze branch (I believe these are the lines with ELRs BCR, KBS1, KBS2, PBN, and WPS). The information should include but not be limited to signalling scheme plans, locking tables, and box or panel diagrams.

I understand that both lines are closing tomorrow for resignalling and, therefore, there are no operational security reasons for withholding the information as it will no longer be current.

Yours faithfully,

Clive D.W. Feather

FOI, Network Rail Limited

Dear Mr Feather

 

Reference number: FOI2017/01333

 

Information request

 

Your correspondence was received by Network Rail on 9 November 2017. I can
confirm that your request is being processed under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). I will endeavour to respond to you as
soon as possible and in any event by 8 December 2017.

 

On occasion we may need to consult with third parties about requests, in
line with the recommendations in the Code of Practice issued by the then
Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs.

 

If you have any queries please contact me.

 

Please remember to quote your reference number in all future
communications.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Emma Wolstenholme

Information Officer

 

Freedom of Information Team

The Quadrant

Elder Gate

Milton Keynes

MK9 1EN

 

Telephone: 01908 782405

Email: [1][Network Rail request email]

Web: [2]www.networkrail.co.uk/foi

 

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Reference number: FOI2017/01333

 

Dear Mr Feather

 

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

 

If you have any queries please contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Emma Wolstenholme

Information Officer

 

Freedom of Information Team

The Quadrant

Elder Gate

Milton Keynes

MK9 1EN

 

Telephone: 01908 782405

Email: [1][Network Rail request email]

Web: [2]http://www.networkrail.co.uk/foi/

 

 

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Clive D.W. Feather

Dear Ms Wolstenholme ,

Thank you for your response to my FOI request.

I understand your response and accept that over a thousand separate documents would constitute a disproportionate burden. Therefore I would be happy to initially focus my request on the specific types of information that I named:

 Signalling scheme plans
 Locking tables
 Box or panel diagrams

In addition, your response suggests that you have a list of these "over a thousand documents". If so, please send me a copy of that list either as part of your main response or separately.

Yours sincerely,

Clive D.W. Feather

FOI, Network Rail Limited

Dear Mr Feather

Reference number: FOI2017/01437
Information request

Thank you for your email of 5th December 2017. I can confirm that your request is being processed under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). I will endeavour to respond to you as soon as possible and in any event by 8th January 2018.

On occasion we may need to consult with third parties about requests, in line with the recommendations in the Code of Practice issued by the then Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs.

If you have any queries please contact me.

Please remember to quote your reference number in all future communications.

Yours sincerely

Emma Wolstenholme
Information Officer

Freedom of Information Team
The Quadrant
Elder Gate
Milton Keynes
MK9 1EN

Telephone: 01908 782405
Email: [Network Rail request email]
Web: www.networkrail.co.uk/foi

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Reference number: FOI2017/01437

 

Dear Mr Feather

 

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

 

If you have any queries please contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Emma Wolstenholme

Information Officer

 

Freedom of Information Team

The Quadrant

Elder Gate

Milton Keynes

MK9 1EN

 

Telephone: 01908 782405

Email: [1][Network Rail request email]

Web: [2]http://www.networkrail.co.uk/foi/

 

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Reference number: FOI2017/01437

 

Dear Mr Feather

 

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

 

If you have any queries please contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Emma Wolstenholme

Information Officer

 

Freedom of Information Team

The Quadrant

Elder Gate

Milton Keynes

MK9 1EN

 

Telephone: 01908 782405

Email: [1][Network Rail request email]

Web: [2]http://www.networkrail.co.uk/foi/

 

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Clive D.W. Feather left an annotation ()

I have replied directly by email as follows.

Dear Ms Wolstenholme,

Thank you for your response of 5th February. My apologies for the delay in replying.

I accept that staff names have been withheld under section 40(2) of the Act. I have no interest in these names and your action is completely understandable.

I am happy to receive the information on a CD as you request. My physical address is:
[REDACTED]

In respect of sections 31(1)(a) and 38(1) of the Act, I would like to
correct your apparent misapprehension. While I accept that, in principle, it would be possible for these sections to apply to the type of information I have requested, I do not accept that they apply in this specific case. I did not appeal your decision in this matter on my request FOI2017/00047, but this was for unrelated reasons.

I await the arrival of the CD with interest.

Yours sincerely,

Clive Feather

Clive D.W. Feather

Dear Ms Wolstenholme

Thank you for the CD of documents.

Having reviewed the contents and the spreadsheet containing the list of documents, I believe that the following 22 documents also form, or may form, part of the requested material (in some cases the title does not provide enough information for me to decide):

Blackpool BPT/05/IND BPT-05 BLACKPOOL CONTROL TABLES INDEX
Blackpool BPT/05/01 BPN-05 BLACKPOOL NORTH NO 2 ELECTRICAL CONTROL TABLE
Blackpool BPT/05/02 BPN-05 BLACKPOOL NORTH NO 2 ELECTRICAL CONTROL TABLE
Blackpool BPT/05/03 BPN-05 BLACKPOOL NORTH NO 2 ELECTRICAL CONTROL TABLE
Blackpool BPT/05/04 BPN-05 BLACKPOOL NORTH NO 2 ELECTRICAL CONTROL TABLE
Blackpool BPT/05/05 BPN-05 BLACKPOOL NORTH NO 2 ELECTRICAL CONTROL TABLE
Blackpool BPT/10/099 BPT-10 SIGNAL / ROUTE INDICATIONS (1)
Blackpool BPT/10/102 BPT-10 SIGNAL / ROUTE INDICATIONS (4)
Blackpool BPT/11/16M162/019 BPT-11 TRACK CIRCUITING CARRIAGE SIDINGS
Blackpool BPT/11/16M165/018 BPT-11 TRACK CIRCUITING DOWN MAIN
Blackpool BPT/11/16M162/018 BPT-11 TRACK CIRCUITING UP MAIN
Blackpool BPT/12/IND BPT-12 ILLUMINATED DIAGRAM INDEX
Blackpool MS877020~ 922134 LOCKING DIAGRAM BOX NO 4
Carleton ~C2 751168 CONTROL TABLE
Kirkham W890134~3 766589 ABCL CONTROL TABLE
Kirkham W890106~2 766588 LAYOUT
Poulton PUN/05/01 PUN-05 POULTON ELECTRICAL CONTROL TABLE (1)
Poulton PUN/05/02 PUN-05 POULTON ELECTRICAL CONTROL TABLE (2)
Poulton PUN/10/175 PUN-10 POULTON SIGNAL BOX & REB ILLUMINATED DIAGRAM 1 TO 5677 INDICATIONS
Poulton PUN/10/176 PUN-10 POULTON SIGNAL BOX & REB ILLUMINATED DIAGRAM 5681 TO (PO) INDICATIONS
Salwick SWK/10/A1 011287 SALWICK NO2 ELECTRICAL CONTROL TABLE
Salwick SWK/10/A2 011288 SALWICK NO2 ELECTRICAL CONTROL TABLE

Please could you supply these as well (a second CD will be fine and the same level of redaction is expected). It is possible that some were included on the first CD – in a number of cases I was not able to match a filename to the document list – and, if so, these can of course be omitted.

In addition, you stated that you were excluding three files. Can you please indicate which files these are as there is no obvious indication in the list.

Yours sincerely,

Clive D.W. Feather

FOI, Network Rail Limited

Dear Mr Feather

Thank you for your email of 13 March 2018 about the response you received in respect of request FOI2017/01437.

As you have indicated that you believe that there is further information which should have been disclosed as part of Network Rail's response, we are treating your email of 13 March 2018 as a request for an internal review.

The purpose of the internal review procedure is to provide a fair, thorough and independent review of the handling of your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We will endeavour to respond to your request for an internal review by 13 April 2018. We will write to you if an extension is required.

Please quote reference FOI2018/00316 in any future correspondence about the internal review.

In response to your query about the three files, I have been advised that the three documents are drawings with the following titles:

Kirkham North Junction - Moss Side ABCL - Rail signals & illumination [ABCL - Automatic barrier crossings, locally monitored]
Kirkham North Junction - Moss Side ABCL - Layout
Moss Side ABCL

I have been advised that these documents were not provided because they relate to a location which is not within the area of the re-signalling scheme. Please let me know if you would like the internal review to consider whether these three documents should have been disclosed.

Yours sincerely

Colin Bendall
Information Officer – Compliance & Appeals
Freedom of Information Team,
Network Rail,
The Quadrant,
Elder Gate,
Milton Keynes
MK9 1EN

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Clive D.W. Feather

Dear Mr Bendall,

FOI2017/01437
FOI2018/00316

Thank you for your reply to my email.

You state that you are treating my email as a request for an internal review. It is not clear to me that this is necessary.

Ms Wolstenholme supplied me with a list of the over 1300 documents. The descriptions of these documents are not always clear and, while I was not surprised that I was able to identify gaps in what I had been supplied, it took me some time to do. I do not believe that these documents were being deliberately withheld from me; rather, I view the contents of the CD sent to me as a good-faith attempt to meet my request.

Therefore please treat my email of 13 March as either a further clarification of my original request or as a separate request for these documents, whichever will be the fastest.

In respect of the three documents relating to Moss Side ABCL, these are not documents I am interested in at the present time. Therefore I am not concerned whether they should have been disclosed or not.

Yours sincerely,

Clive D.W. Feather

FOI, Network Rail Limited

Dear Mr Feather
 
Reference number: FOI2018/00319
Information request
 
Thank you for your most recent email, from which we have taken your new
Freedom of Information request to be as follows:
 
Having reviewed the contents and the spreadsheet containing the list of
documents, I believe that the following 22 documents also form, or may
form, part of the requested material (in some cases the title does not
provide enough information for me to decide):
 
Blackpool       BPT/05/IND BPT-05       BLACKPOOL CONTROL TABLES INDEX
Blackpool       BPT/05/01 BPN-05        BLACKPOOL NORTH NO 2 ELECTRICAL
CONTROL TABLE
Blackpool       BPT/05/02 BPN-05        BLACKPOOL NORTH NO 2 ELECTRICAL
CONTROL TABLE
Blackpool       BPT/05/03 BPN-05        BLACKPOOL NORTH NO 2 ELECTRICAL
CONTROL TABLE
Blackpool       BPT/05/04 BPN-05        BLACKPOOL NORTH NO 2 ELECTRICAL
CONTROL TABLE
Blackpool       BPT/05/05 BPN-05        BLACKPOOL NORTH NO 2 ELECTRICAL
CONTROL TABLE
Blackpool       BPT/10/099 BPT-10       SIGNAL / ROUTE INDICATIONS (1)
Blackpool       BPT/10/102 BPT-10       SIGNAL / ROUTE INDICATIONS (4)
Blackpool       BPT/11/16M162/019 BPT-11        TRACK CIRCUITING CARRIAGE
SIDINGS
Blackpool       BPT/11/16M165/018 BPT-11        TRACK CIRCUITING DOWN MAIN
Blackpool       BPT/11/16M162/018 BPT-11        TRACK CIRCUITING UP MAIN
Blackpool       BPT/12/IND BPT-12       ILLUMINATED DIAGRAM INDEX
Blackpool       MS877020~ 922134        LOCKING DIAGRAM BOX NO 4
Carleton        ~C2 751168      CONTROL TABLE
Kirkham W890134~3 766589        ABCL CONTROL TABLE
Kirkham W890106~2 766588        LAYOUT
Poulton PUN/05/01 PUN-05        POULTON ELECTRICAL CONTROL TABLE (1)
Poulton PUN/05/02 PUN-05        POULTON ELECTRICAL CONTROL TABLE (2)
Poulton PUN/10/175 PUN-10       POULTON SIGNAL BOX & REB ILLUMINATED
DIAGRAM 1 TO 5677 INDICATIONS
Poulton PUN/10/176 PUN-10       POULTON SIGNAL BOX & REB ILLUMINATED
DIAGRAM 5681 TO (PO) INDICATIONS
Salwick SWK/10/A1 011287        SALWICK NO2 ELECTRICAL CONTROL TABLE
Salwick SWK/10/A2 011288        SALWICK NO2 ELECTRICAL CONTROL TABLE
 
Please could you supply these as well (a second CD will be fine and the
same level of redaction is expected). It is possible that some were
included on the first CD – in a number of cases I was not able to match a
filename to the document list – and, if so, these can of course be
omitted.
 
The confirmation that you want this to taken a new request was received on
14th March 2018. I can confirm that your request is being processed under
the terms of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). I will endeavour to
respond to you as soon as possible and in any event by 16th April 2018.
 
On occasion we may need to consult with third parties about requests, in
line with the recommendations in the Code of Practice issued by the then
Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs.
 
If you have any queries please contact me.
 
Please remember to quote your reference number in all future
communications.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Emma Wolstenholme
Information Officer
 
Freedom of Information Team
The Quadrant
Elder Gate
Milton Keynes
MK9 1EN
 
Telephone: 01908 782405
Email: [Network Rail request email]
Web: [1]www.networkrail.co.uk/foi
 

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Reference number: FOI2018/00319

 

Dear Mr Feather

 

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

 

If you have any queries please contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Emma Wolstenholme

Information Officer

 

Freedom of Information Team

The Quadrant

Elder Gate

Milton Keynes

MK9 1EN

 

Telephone: 01908 782405

Email: [1][Network Rail request email]

Web: [2]http://www.networkrail.co.uk/foi/

 

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