Public Transport Services has advised the following with respect to Work Instructions and the Common General Operating Rules. ... concurs that ATSB’s comparison of the Right of Way Work Instructions with Rule 43(q) can be seen as an inconsistency, however Rule 43(p) aligns much more closely with the Work Instructions.
Public Transport Services advises though that:
• the action as detailed at 4.1.1 where all departures will be given Right of Way by a Platform Coordinator will eliminate this as an issue; and
• it intends introducing a new rule book that aligns with the Australian National Rules and Procedures suite to replace the Common General Operating Rules and Appendix, commencing from early 2012.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is satisfied that the action proposed by Public Transport Services will adequately address the safety issue.