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TRAFFIC CIRCULAR SUPPLEMENT
No. 4 (1987)
METROPOLITAN LINE BAKER STREET
REVISED SIGNALLING ARRANGEMENTS
Operative frorn Sunday,26th July, 1987
Subject

General

Track and Signalling
Baker Street Signal Box Signal Power Supply Circuit Breakers
Communications

A_GENERAL
A1-With effect from 07.30 hours on Sunday, 26th July, new signalling will be commissioned in the Baker Street and Lords area, and a new interlocking machine room designated'MB'will be brought into use at Baker Street (Metropolitan Line).

A2-All

movements in the area will be controlled for the time being from a new key-operated panel located in Balier Street (Met.) signal box. Eventually this local control will be transferred to Baker Street Signalling Control Centre.

B_TRACK AND SIGNALLING B1-All signal and point numbers in the area will

be changed. Full details of the new arrangements are shown on the diagrams included in this Supplement. N.B. These diagrams show the final arrangement but, after commissioning, certain temporary speed restrictions will be in force pending completion of the Permanent Way work.

B2-The track layout will be revised so that the route from the southbound main line into Baker Street platform l, currently via the scissors crossover and double slip, will now be via a new crossover further north ofthe station. B3-Signal MBI/4A will clear if the speed of an approaching train is controlled in accordance with the 25 m.p.h. permanent speed restriction sign. B4-Signal MB4B will clear for route I if the speed of an approaching train is controlled in accordance with the 25 m.p.h. permanent sign. Signal MB4B is approach lit and is extinguished until signal MBL/4A has cleared for a route with No. 7 points normal. Bs-Signal MB5 will clear if the speed of an approaching train is controlled in accordance with the 25 m.p.h. permanent MB5 is approach lit and is extinguished until signal MB4B has cleared for the route to platform 3.
B6-Operation of Draw-Up Signals
(a) Signal
speed

restriction

speed restriction

sign. Signal

MBl00 will clear by the operation oflever No.l, or by the operation ofdelta track 887" for

seconds, or (iii) by the occupation of track (b) Signal MB140 will clear (i) with signal MBl4 clear, or (ii) by the occupation of track circuitsWH,WM,orWN,providedthatclearanceofsignalMBl40doesnotconflictwithclearanceofsignalMBlT. Providedthereisnosuchconflict, Nos. 30 and 32 points will, if not already normal, be normalised automatically and will be locked for approximately 15 seconds. (c) Signal MB 160

4[ circuit WN for 4[

seconds.

will clear by the operation of lever No.
seconds.

16, or by the occupation of

track circuit 143" for

4[

seconds, or by the occupation of track

circuit l43B for

4[

(d) Signal MrBl6/l'10 (e) Signal

will clear by the operation oflever No.

16,

or by the operation ofdelta track 143'for
17

4[

seconds.

MBl6/l7l will clear

by the operation of lever No. 16, or with signal MB

clear, or by the operation of delta track 145o for

4[

seconds.

(/) Signal MB260 will clear (i) with signal MB26 clear, or (ii) by the operation ofdelta track UQ for UQ/UT, or (iii) by the occupation of track circuit UT for 4[ seconds.

4[

seconds before the train traverses blockjoint

(g) Signal MB35./340 will clear (i) by the operation of lever No. 35, or (ii) by the operation of delta track UA for normal and platform 6 occupied, by the occupation oftrack circuit 188'for 4[ seconds.

4[

seconds, or (iii) with No. 31 points

2

87.-

Operation of Signal MB34 (route 2) and Signal 4900

(a) Signal MB34 (route 2) will clear when the preceding train is clear of blockjoint

U'I/UU.
of

(b) Signal A900 will clear when the same preceding train is clear of blockjoint UU,/UX, but the trainstop at this signal witl NOT lower unless the speed the next approaching train is controlled in accordance with the 15 m.p.h. permanent speed restriction sign.

B8-Southbound Trains Entering Platforms 1,2 and 4
These three platforms have two speed-controlled trainstops and associated timing sections installed. These trainstops approaching train is controlled in accordance with the l5 m.p.h. and 10 m.p.h. permanent speed restriction signs.

will lower if the speed of an

B9-Reversing of Long Trains
(a) It is not possible to reverse long trains in platforms 1 ,2, 3 or must be done via route 33(2).

4.

Reversal of long trains between southbound and northbound Metropolitan Lines

(b) If a train exceeding 1 15 metres in length is required to reverse in platform 6, signal MB28 must be cleared to allow the train to draw forward in order to reverse at signal MBl8. (It will not be backtripped at signal MB28). (c) Reversal of long trains from the Outer Rail to the northbound Metropolitan Line may only be done via platform 2.

(/)Ifatrainexceedingl33metresinlengthisrequiredtoreverseatsignalMB33,thetrainmustfirstdrawpastsignalAl83. (Itwillnotbebacktrippedat
signal A183).

B10-All trains

must draw well up to signals at Danger to ensure the prompt operation of any route releasing or speed control arrangement. Where a delta track (rail circuit) is provided, its position is indicated by a metal triangle fixed to the sleeper.

Bll-Traction

Cunent Arrangements

Existing traction cuffent sections in the Baker Street area will remain unchanged.

B12-Current Rail Gap Indicators
Current rail gap indicators will be provided at the following signals and will be illuminated when traction current is switched off from the sections indicated below, provided that the section switches are in their normal positions.

SIGNAL

POSITION OF POINTS

CURRENT SWITCHED OFF FROM

CURRENT RAIL SECTION MB48
MB4B
I

8

Reverse

Baker Street to Finchley Road
Northbound Metropolitan

I

Reverse

Baker Street to Finchley Road
Northbound Metropolitan
Baker Street to Chalton Street Outer Rail Baker Street to Chalton Street Outer Rail or Chalton Street to Baker Street Inner Rail Baker Street to Chalton Street Outer
Rail

MBI4 MBI5

MB17

MBI8

Baker Street to Chalton Street Outer Rail or Chalton Street to Baker Street

Inner Rail
MB24 MB25 MB33

Baker Street to Finchley Road
Northbound Metropolitan

Baker Street to Finchley Road
Northbound Metropolitan

3l Normal and 32 Reverse 3l

Chalton Street to Baker Street Inner Rail or Baker Street to Bouverie Place

Inner Rail
MB33 Reverse and 32 Reverse

Chalton Street to Baker Street Inner Rail or Baker Street to Finchlev Road Northbound Metropolitan

MB33 MB34 MB34

32 Normal

Finchley Road to Baker Street
Southbound Metropolitan Baker Street to Bouverie Place Inner
Rail

3l 3l

Normal
Reverse

Baker Street to Finchley Road
Northbound Metropolitan

J

C_BAKER STREET SIGNAL BOX
Cl-The
existing illuminated diagram

will be replaced by a new diagram showing the altered signalling and track layout.

C2-The power frame levers will be taken out of commission. The new interlocking machine will be controlled from a key panel installed in the signal box power frame. Keys provided for route-setting are of the non-locking, spring-loaded, centre-off type. To select a route, the key must be depressed and held until the associated visual is illuminated. The route will be cancelled when the train accepts the route or when it is manually cancelled by the Signalman lifting the key.
keys of the single-throw locking type areprovided to introduce "Full Auto" or "Auto with Starting Signals Held" working on the Circle Line. In the latter mode, signals MB17 and MB28 are selected by using the appropriate route-setting keys. Returning from "Full Auto" or "Auto with Starting Signals Held" modes to normal mode does not cancel individual routes. Ifrequired, these may be cancelled by lifting the relevant route-setting

C3-Two

key.

C4-Route-Setting Keys

KEY
l(l) l(2).4(1).5 l(3).4(2) 1(4).4(3) 14 15 16* 17 18 24 25 26 2'7 28 33(1) 33(2) 33(3) 34(1).35 34(2).35** 36
OFF

DESCRIPTION Southbound Junction Signal to Platform 4 Southbound Junction Signals to Platform 3 Southbound Junction Signals to Platform 2 Southbound Junction Signals to Platform 1 Southbound Starting Signal from Platform 3 Southbound Starting Signal from Platform 2 Outer Rail Inner Home Signal Outer Rail Starting Signal Inner Rail Starting Signal to Outer Rail Platform 4 Starting Signal to Northbound Line Platform 3 Starting Signal to Northbound Line Platform 2 Starting Signal to Northbound Line Platform I Starting Signal to Northbound Line Inner Rail Starting Signal to Edgware Road Outer Rail Shunt to Inner Rail Outer Rail Shunt to Platform 2 Outer Rail Shunt to Platform 3 Inner Rail Junction Signal to Platform 6 and Inner Junction Home Signal Inner Rail Junction Signal to Platform 2 and Inner Junction Home Signal

Inner Rail Junction Home
Circle Line full automatic working
I
)

FULL AUTO
OFF

AUTO

WITH

STARTING SIGNALS

HELD

I Cir"t" Line I

automatic working with starting signals held

* - This route is selected automatically if other train movements will not thereby be delayed ++ - To allow a train to draw up to signal MB34 as quickly as possible, key 34(2).35 should be operated even though the route may not be immediately available. CS-Emergency Release Facility (a) An emergency release will operate only on the approach lock of signal levers. The exception is signal MB5, which has no release.
(6) To take an emergency release the Signalman must
(c) The release

lift the appropriate route key long enough to replace the signal to Danger.
is no approach

will then commence automatically and after one minute the Signalman will be able to obtain another route. There

lock on

the lever of signal MB28.

D_SIGNAL POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT BREAKERS
has been provided for the remote resetting of the circuit breakers in the interlocking machine room. This takes the form of a locked box located in Baker Street signal box. The locked box contains a push-button and two visuals "C.B. No. 1 CLOSED" and "C.B. No. 2 CLOSED". For the remote resetting ofthe circuit breakers, the push-button must be pressed and held until the visuals are illuminated. The key to the locked box is retained in Baker Street signal box.

A f'acility

E_COMMUNICATIONS El-The whistle push-button on the signal

box power frame will be retained.

E2-The existing train description facilities in the signal box will be retained.
E3-Telephones will be installed at signals as indicated on the diagrams included in this Supplement and will connect with Baker Street signal box.

E4-Automatic telephone No. 21072 will be installed in Baker Street (Met.) interlocking machine room.

55 Broadway, London SWlH OBD 25th June, 1987 100/BHA/14/07 /302

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W.R. Clarke Operations Director London Underground Ltd.

STANDARD SYMBOLS

DESCRIPTION

SYMBOL

TWO ASPECT (GREEN-RED) COLOUR TWO ASPECT (GREEN-RED) COLOUR

LIGHT SIGNAL. LIGHT

SEMI-AUTOI4ATIC
AUTOMATIC

SIGNAL.

SEMI-AIITOMATIC SIGNAL WITH JUNCTION INDICATOR
APPROACH

LIT

SIGNAL

THREE ASPECT (GREEN-YELLOW-RED) COLOUR LIGHT
TWO ASPECT (GREEN*YELLOIiI) COLOUR LIGHT SIGNAL REPEATER OF SEMT-AUTOMATIC SIGNAL TWO ASPECT (GREEN-YELLOW) COLOUR REPEATER OF AUTOMATIC SIGNAL TWO ASPECT (GREEN-YELLOW) COLOUR

SIGNAL.

SEMI-AUTOMATIC

LIGHT SIGNAL

LIGHT SIGNAL WITH SUPPRESSED LIGHTING

REPEATER JIJNCTION INDICATOR (FITTED ON TI,IO ASPECT REPEATER SIGNAL)

EXTERNALLY ILLUMINATED DISC. SHUNT SIGNAL (SHOWN WITH ROUTE INDICATOR)

FIXED RED LIGHT
CURRENT

RAIL GAP ]NDICATOR

r0 P
rl

TRAINSTOP

EXTERNALLY ILLUMINATED TUNNEL SPEED RESTRICTION SIGN (SPEED IN M.P.H. ARROW, IF PRESENT, INDICATES ROUTE APPLICABLE) EXTERNALI,Y ILLUMINATED OPEI'I SECTION SPEED RESTRICTION SIGN (SPEED IN M.P.H. ARROW, IF PRESENT, INDICATES ROUTE APPLICABI,E) DELTA TRACK

(RAIL CIRCUIT) - USED FOR TRAFF-IC IN DIRECTION OF'

b'LAG

DELTA TRACK (RAIL CIRCUIT)

-

USED F'OR TRAPFIC

IN

BOTH DIRECTIONS

?
-

P

POINTS FITTED WITH FACING POINT LOCK POINTS FITTED WtrTH FACING POINT LOCK

&

GROUND LOCK

+

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