As a reminder as we continue to work through this process with the tie gang the following rule around passenger on and off boarding.
UPRR – General Code of Operating Rules
6.30 – Receiving or Discharging Passengers
A. Passenger Crew Responsibilities
When approaching a station to receive or discharge passengers, determine if the train is routed on the track nearest the station platform. If other trains could pass on a main track or controlled siding between the passenger train and the station platform:
- Communicate with the train dispatcher to determine whether any trains are approaching between the train and the station platform.
- Do not make the station stop until assured that trains will not pass between the train and the station platform.
If unable to communicate with the train dispatcher, the station stop may be made after the crew determines that no trains are approaching on the track between the train and the station platform. Before making the station stop, the conductor must assign crewmember responsibilities to ensure passenger safety. If during the station stop a train is seen or heard approaching, crewmembers must take immediate action to keep passengers from fouling the affected track.
B. Responsibilities of Approaching Movements
When notified that a passenger train will be at a station, do not pass between station platform and a passenger train until assured that all passengers and employees have cleared the track between the passenger train and the station platform. Movement may then pass when preceded by an employee walking ahead of the movement.
C. Other than Main Track Movements
A movement must not pass between a passenger train and the station platform being used unless safeguards are provided.