Train operating conditions manual

To apply for a TOC Waiver, please visit our Contact us page. Messages will be attended to on the next business day and supporting information for a TOC waiver (if required) can be emailed to

TOC Waivers are published on this website and are designed to permit deviations from the TOC Manual under strict conditions and for a limited period of time. TOC Waivers may also be used to approve vehicles new to the CRN (even if already approved on other networks), or record modifications to existing CRN vehicles, until such time as they are incorporated into a TOC update.

The TOC Manual contains the technical requirements necessary for the safe and efficient operation of rolling stock on the CRN. The instructions and technical information contained in the manual shall be read in conjunction with the relevant working timetable applicable to the CRN and applies to all freight, passenger and infrastructure maintenance operations occurring on the CRN.

The document, when complete, will encompass the following information:

  • General Instructions
  • Vehicle Data
  • Northern CRN Section Pages and Track Diagrams
  • Southern CRN Section Pages and Track Diagrams
  • Western CRN Section Pages and Track Diagrams

The TOC Manual is issued for the use of train planners, train timetables, train control personnel and train crews, and shall be read in conjunction with the relevant Safe Working Manuals, which it is intended to supplement, but in no way supersede.

Amendment Instructions:
The TOC Manual is subject to strict document control. The latest version of the control document(s) and will be available on this page. As users of these documents, please ensure that you are referencing the most current version of the file. Please note that when printed, these documents will become uncontrolled copies.

As the document(s) evolve the Manual will be subject to change therefore, individual sections may be amended and reissued separately. A control sheet in the front of each section in the Manual will identify the version of that section and summarise the changes made.

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