BA Beginning Segment for Advance Consist

To transmit identifying numbers, dates and other basic data relating to the transaction set

Position
Element
Name
Type
Requirement
Min
Max
Repeat
BA01
Transaction Set Identifier Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
3
3
-
Code uniquely identifying a Transaction Set.
BA02
Standard Point Location Code
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
6
9
-
Code (Standard Point Location) defined by NMFTA point development group as the official code assigned to a city or point (for ratemaking purposes) within a city.
BA02 SPLC code is the interchange location code.
BA03
Date
Date (DT)
Optional
6
6
-
Date (YYMMDD).
BA03 is the estimated interchange date.
BA04
Time
Time (TM)
Optional
4
6
-
Time expressed in 24-hour clock time (HHMMSS) (Time range: 000000 through 235959)
BA04 is the estimated interchange time.
BA05
Interchange Train Identification
String (AN)
Mandatory
1
10
-
Train identification (free-form).
BA05 Interchange Train ID is used to identify the train ID or interchange cut.
BA06
Standard Point Location Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
6
9
-
Code (Standard Point Location) defined by NMFTA point development group as the official code assigned to a city or point (for ratemaking purposes) within a city.
BA06 SPLC Code is the current train location and is mandatory if BA09 equals ``T.''
BA07
Date
Date (DT)
Optional
6
6
-
Date (YYMMDD).
BA07 is the event date.
BA08
Time
Time (TM)
Optional
4
6
-
Time expressed in 24-hour clock time (HHMMSS) (Time range: 000000 through 235959)
BA08 is the event time.
BA09
Type of Consist Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
1
-
Code indicating the type of consist.
BA09 Type of Consist is the consist identification.

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