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    Bedford to Gatwick

    Thanks both. I did try trainsplit, yes, but without luck on that route it seems. Thanks for the heads up on MK to Gatwick, that could work!
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    Bedford to Gatwick

    Hello all, My brother is travelling from Bedford to Gatwick in the New Year. He'll be travelling on a Friday to get to Gatwick for about 1pm and then returning 8 days later on the Saturday, leaving Gatwick at around 15:00. The default fare seems to be about £39.30. He can start his journey from...
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    Manual or Automated Recorded Announcements

    She (Jan) has been announcing at New Street since 2001.
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    Station Control Assistant - Birmingham New Street

    Turn up ahead of time, be smartly dressed, friendly and practice some answers beforehand to some of the obvious questions that will come up. Do you research on the railway and station. Good luck!
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    Trivia: Number of stations directly served from a single station...

    I got 270 for BHM. But that's still some way behind the top 2!
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    Station Control Assistant - Birmingham New Street

    Hello. I believe all the details should be in the email including a link to some practice questions. Definitely do the practice as it gives best insight as to what the assessment is. If it's the same one I did then it's a paragraph with information and then a question based on that paragraph...
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    Station Control Assistant - Birmingham New Street

    Those aren't our shifts, but are similar. Additionally, training lasts generally lasts 6 weeks. It can be quicker if you have a background in the railway already. Or it can take longer :s Here's our CURRENT shifts. There's no obvious pattern to which you work but it's on a nine week loop and...
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    Station Control Assistant - Birmingham New Street

    I think the idea is to have different types voices so that passengers listen more. But I've taken that on board and will feed it back. I can see your frustration.
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    Station Control Assistant - Birmingham New Street

    Currently, it's a nine week roster which has a week of nights in there. And there can be overtime, yes.
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    Station Control Assistant - Birmingham New Street

    Hmmm pass. But it's around £22.5k before tax so I'm sure that's easy to work out depending on your tax situation.
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    Trivia: Number of stations directly served from a single station...

    Is that just with pen and paper? Or is there a fancy way of doing it?
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    Station Control Assistant - Birmingham New Street

    Yeah that and the fact the advert went up later than hoped! Thankfully it's there now. Also, last time they were advertised it was very popular so the window doesn't need to be that long. Good luck!!
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    Station Control Assistant - Birmingham New Street

    1. I'm not 100% sure but we have three vacancies right now, so once all the HR stuff is done then it would be an immediate start (I would guess). 2. It is indeed Control Room based. There's four main working stations in the Control Room: two SCA's working together, one coordinator and one...
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    Station Control Assistant - Birmingham New Street

    Hello! Good to hear! Yes I do, how can I help?
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    Trivia: Number of stations directly served from a single station...

    Apologies if this is covered elsewhere. It's a massive (excellent) forum and I've used the search function but not really found anything to cover it. Firstly, does anyone know which station is the most "networked" on the network? ie from which station can you get to the most other stations with...
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    Station Control Assistant - Birmingham New Street

    Hello all! There's three vacancies currently at Birmingham New Street for the role of Station Control Assistant. It's a great role with plenty of opportunities for development and training which could lead to roles such as Co-ordinator, SSM, signalling to name just a few. These can be found on...
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    Useful Cross Country diversion Thursday 6 July

    Air-conditioning in rear cab was broken. Problem was later fixed meaning replacement wasn't needed.
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    Round Oak Steel Terminal

    Many thanks for the response! I've been looking through the forum for a while now, but only just registered. That's a very interesting website, I'll be sure to look on there for times that I can pop down and see a train go down the line.
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    Round Oak Steel Terminal

    Afternoon all. First post on here, so be gentle with me. I've just moved to Stourbridge and our road backs on to the Round Oak line. I've done a search of this forum and found a closed thread from a couple of years ago with some timetable info. Does anyone know how I'd find out more info about...

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