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NR/L2/OPS/021

Weather - Managing the Operational Risks

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Organization: NR
Publication Date: 1 June 2019
Status: active
Page Count: 28
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The Railway Operational Code outlines the industry requirements to: 
a) sustain the operation of train services on the network in accordance with the working timetable; 
b) restore operations following a disruption in accordance with the working timetable, taking into account: 
• the interests of safety and security; 
• the needs of passengers and freight customers; and 
• the efficient and economical operation of the network and of trains operating on it. 
In order to meet these requirements, the Railway Operational Code directs Network Rail to provide an integrated weather management plan at Route level to manage the operational disruptions resulting from weather hazards. 
This business process has been put in place to meet this obligation. This document applies to these activities: 
a) forecasting of weather to manage: 
• routine preparation, planning and response to weather hazards; 
• seasonal weather preparation and its management; and 
• near real-time monitoring of weather hazards. 
b) recovery and lessons learnt from weather hazard responses; 
c) weather hazard contingency planning, plan rehearsal and exercising; and 
d) vulnerable asset response planning.
Purpose
This document together with  NR/L3/OPS/021 mandates how Network Rail: 
a) prepares, manages and responds to operational risks arising from adverse and extreme weather events; 
b) prepares for, mitigates and manages seasonal weather-related activities. 
In addition, it provides guidance to train and freight operators on their actions to manage weather hazards. 
This business process supports the rail industry in managing its response to weather. It enhances industry safety, reduces operational risk and minimises the impact of weather hazards on passengers and the public.

Document History

NR/L2/OPS/021
June 1, 2019
Weather - Managing the Operational Risks
The Railway Operational Code outlines the industry requirements to:  a) sustain the operation of train services on the network in accordance with the working timetable;  b) restore operations...
September 2, 2017
Weather - Managing the Operational Risks
This business process mandates how Network Rail: a) prepares, manages and responds to operational risks arising from adverse and extreme weather events; b) prepares for, mitigates and manages...
March 5, 2016
Weather - Managing the Operational Risks
This standard mandates how Network Rail: a) prepares, manages and responds to operational risks arising from adverse and extreme weather events; b) prepares for, mitigates and manages seasonal...
June 4, 2011
Weather - Managing the Operational Risks
This standard applies to forecasting, planning and the operational management of the following weather-related hazards: • flooding / high seas / scour / heavy rain • high wind speeds • railhead...
March 5, 2011
Weather - Managing the Operational Risks
This standard applies to forecasting, planning and the operational management of the following weather-related hazards: • flooding/high seas/scour/heavy rain • high wind speeds • railhead...
March 6, 2010
Weather - Managing the Operational Risks (aka NR/L2/OPS/0821 or NR/CS/OPS/021)
This standard applies to forecasting, planning and the operational management of the following weather-related hazards: flooding/high seas/scour/heavy rain high wind speeds railhead contamination...
October 1, 2004
Weather - Managing the Operational Risks (aka NR/CS/OPS/021 or NR/L2/OPS/0821)
This standard applies to forecasting, planning and the operational management of the following weather-related hazards: · • flooding/high seas/scour/heavy rain · • high wind speeds · • railhead...
August 1, 2003
Weather - Managing the Operational Risks (aka NR/CS/OPS/021 or NR/L2/OPS/0821)
This standard applies to forecasting, planning and the operational management of the following weather-related hazards: • flooding/high seas/scour/heavy rain • high wind speeds • railhead...

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