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The Tyne Valley which is
Newcastle to Carlisle
with trains terminating at Hexham/Prudhoe and Metrocente
Newcastle via the Coast to Hartlepool/ Middlesbrough/ Nunthorpe
Newcastle to Middlesbrough via Darlington on the main line
Mainline to Morpeth and Chathill
Bishop Auckland to Saltburn
Both earlies and lates, ealries starting from around 0500, latest finishing around 0130. Shifts varying in length up to around 10 hours. Normally around a 4 day week 35 hours. Monday to Saturday, Sundays are outside your contracted hours and are paid at an enhanced rate, you are obliged to work...
Fortunately I'm an internal applicant as I'm already working as a conductor so notice period was not required. The offer of a provisional start was received last month, roughly two months before the course is due to start, although this could vary widely between applicants so wouldn't be able to...
Medical was all fine, given a clean bill of health just awaiting confirmation as awaiting the drug test results to come back. So can start to look forward to getting going on the course now.
Initial application was September 2020,
DMI November, Psychometrics in December. And then...
There are three conductors from Newcastle including myself and I'm aware of one from Middlesbrough and one, possibly two from Carlisle as well as an MDD from Heaton. So a pretty large North East contingent.
Looking forward to getting started just have to hope that if BoJo delays restrictions...
If its the course beginning the 21st for Northern, As a fellow conductor I'm also on the same course pending that I pass my medical on Tuesday there's a few internals I know that are also on the same one.
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