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  1. Dave A

    Boarding arrangements at Euston

    Go to Paddington where it's barely 5 minutes sometimes in the peak...
  2. Dave A

    Can a driver fast track an applicant for a trainee role...

    Having passed the tests (a year ago today in fact) I can safely say it has no bearing on the initial application whether internal or external. Remembering that thousands of people take these tests with TOC's yearly, and on average there is a 40% pass rate, only 5% (if that) of those who passed...
  3. Dave A

    London Underground

    The drivers position was just advertised internally and will be again come September some believe. The same goes for CSA positions. And you don't have to wait to after probation to put an application in, just to start the job, and considering the whole process (including training) takes over 6...
  4. Dave A

    London Underground

    Never. Last round of internals is in process. If that fails they open it up again (to internals only). Agreement with unions back in 2008.
  5. Dave A

    Structured interview for drivers

    All examples you give must be about what YOU did. If other people were involved or/and "took the lead" more than you did, try and think of another scenario or twist it. Best of luck!
  6. Dave A

    National Rail Games Train Tickets

    Thanks for your answers so far. I'm a bit disappointed with this, not just because of the prices, but they seem to have taken up the "Advance" fares ticket allocation on some journeys. This means that even booking a couple of months before the cheapest from Bristol - Paddington and back is still...
  7. Dave A

    National Rail Games Train Tickets

    Hi all, Does anyone know if the National Rail Games Travel website is allowed to make this statement under the NRCoC and will it be enforced? I ask because quite a few journeys I've checked on nationalrailgamestravel.co.uk seem to be cheaper than nationalrail.co.uk or the TOC's own website...
  8. Dave A

    Ticket Checks on Rail Replacement Buses

    As I said, its an opinion but I understand why it's done. Fair enough! I was certainly not try to embarrass you or anything like that, it was just worded like you saw what you did as acceptable, but I'm glad you understand what I mean. We all make mistakes & like to have a bit of fun but I'd...
  9. Dave A

    Ticket Checks on Rail Replacement Buses

    My opinion is that no-one should pay for RRB's. If a TOC/NR want to take away a train service from people and inconvenience them, sometimes at short notice or/and without adequate warning, then why should people pay for that?! I will happily pay for a train service, but why should I pay the same...
  10. Dave A

    Ticket Checks on Rail Replacement Buses

    So you checked tickets on the train, then told the booking office guy to go on a break, so that when you checked tickets again for the RRB the people who had said they weren't going on the RRB but were, without valid tickets, couldn't buy valid tickets because there was no-one to sell them...
  11. Dave A

    Ticket Checks on Rail Replacement Buses

    So you inconvenienced 20 people who were willing to pay for a ticket just to amuse yourself for 5 minutes... :| I'm sure I once was told that Network Rail pay attribution costs to the TOC for any lost minutes even with planned works?
  12. Dave A

    Break of journey > PAD - RDG - BRI

    Lovely stuff guys. Thanks for your help! :)
  13. Dave A

    Break of journey > PAD - RDG - BRI

    Apologies guys, it's PAD - BRI return, and will break my journey on the outwards portion. Ah, cheers ainsworth74. So just to clarify, if I'm on any train that leaves PAD before 1501 for RDG, and any train that departs PAD for BRI after 1901, the break of journey can be made/resumed with the...
  14. Dave A

    Break of journey > PAD - RDG - BRI

    Hi all, a little help if you can please? Next week, I'm planning on doing a journey to Bristol Temple Meads (BRI) from Paddington (PAD), but need to stop off in Reading (RDG) for a couple of hours first. Looking at Advance fares, it looks like it will be cheaper, but I understand a "Break...
  15. Dave A

    Project "Mind the Gap"

    Hey Giugiaro. Firstly, welcome! I must admit, I really like the idea of this and think it's great (but that's probably a bit biased as I'm an Underground enthusiast/employee ;) ). Having never really had an interest in anime/manga (aside from Dragonball), this has really caught my eye! As...
  16. Dave A

    Waterloo & City Line Depot

    Heathrow loop is scheduled pax services. Goes from; Hatton X > Terminal 4 (sits for up to 8 mins) > Terminals 1 & 3 > London Bound.
  17. Dave A

    New Driver

    I think you'd be better off getting in touch with GA's HR mate, as they'll have the most accurate information. Anything posted here won't beat that! Congratulations btw! :)
  18. Dave A

    New Driver

    I of presume they'd have told you this when you had your interview, got "taken on" & it should all be in the contract?!
  19. Dave A

    I am twittering

    @Railway_Dave1 if you like. Mainly rail related tweets & banter between the #railwayfamily :)
  20. Dave A

    Another question about Platform assistants

    I trained with the night man at Chichester! He's a lovely bloke, and I reckon he'd be happy to help if you need any! Just tell him "Dave from VIC" sent you! :D P.S. All the best with the interview.

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