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    T&C's Northern Vs LNER

    Yow!! I have heard quite horrific tales of Sheffield (the bogies on the toilet wall is another one) but that does take the biscuit It’s worth saying as well to the OP that for LNER and most other intercity TOCs the vast majority of PNB points are in cities or large towns so there’s usually...
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    T&C's Northern Vs LNER

    I should point out I’m not based anywhere nearby but Leeds messroom for Northern has probably the worst reputation for atmosphere of any messroom in the country. Not just Sheffield either, Manchester and Carlisle crews at the very least are also known to have their breaks on the platform/in a...
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    Women freight drivers

    If there’s a company in the industry that wouldn’t laugh such a sanction out of “court”, quite frankly they should be named and shamed
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    Women freight drivers

    Exactly Train managers Empower managers Stop hiring and enabling bad managers
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    A career as a signaller

    You can certainly train and work with a diagnosis, no restrictions on that As for ADHD meds it would depend on which ones they are. As they are prescribed medication so long as they’re declared in the proper manner they wouldn’t come under D&A
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    Etihad Rail info

    I don’t know much about Etihad Rail I’m afraid but what role have you gone for?
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    TOCs with Unfortunate Nicknames

    Every Weekend Shafted was another favourite
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    Is There Any Way of Identifying this Station? (update: it's Strood)

    Strood is the station in the photo, looking towards Maidstone
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    Do NWR LOMs get a van?

    It’s all daft in this day and age anyway LOMs will all have access to a company vehicle of some description, even if they’re based in the inner city. Not always for their personal or exclusive use however
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    Stations with mandatory assisted dispatch

    Euston station is mandatory RA dispatch on account of the proximity of pointwork, and conflicting routes to the station starting signals, and therefore the high risk of collision should a train start against a red signal. Most compulsory RA dispatch locations have it primarily for this reason
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    Stations with mandatory assisted dispatch

    From the (publicly available) Sectional Appendix DOO trains are CD/RA at all of these locations (as well as Heathrow stations), except for Slough (bat and flag) and Didcot/Newbury (self dispatch)
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    Signalling Connections to ROCs

    The reason I say ROCs are often in a poor location is not only the fact that they seem to be very difficult to commute to a lot of the time, and also that when they were being planned they should have been placed in or around places the best and brightest talent want to live and work in order to...
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    Signalling Connections to ROCs

    Few ROCs are in the right place!!
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    A career as a signaller

    I don’t think anyone really knows that until an offer comes in
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    Stourbridge Shuttle Suspended 08/05/2022

    Aye fair go I could have punctuated that one better, sorry
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    Stourbridge Shuttle Suspended 08/05/2022

    Not for Stourbridge, no.
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    Stourbridge Shuttle Suspended 08/05/2022

    OTW without train staff, which counts for these purposes as continuously track circuited. Southminster, Braintree and possibly Paisley Canal are other examples of this 1653316703 Whatever species of shape the bit of metal/wood may be the principle remains the same. St Ives is probably the...
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    Stourbridge Shuttle Suspended 08/05/2022

    Quite correct. London Midland’s input into the scheme would have been negligible at best.

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