Driver Depots

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  1. godfreycomplex

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    It has happened at Weymouth but it’s very unusual (maybe twice since privatisation, externally at least). There’s a job for a depot driver at Salisbury at the moment if that’s of any interest
     
  2. Nic nic

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    It is thank you for the heads up
     
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  3. PudseyBearHST

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    Incorrect information. See below.
     
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  4. MidnightFlyer

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    Is there? Just used to be guards and onboard catering staff.
     
  5. PudseyBearHST

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    Incorrect information. See below.
     
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  6. PudseyBearHST

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    Apologies if I’ve got it wrong. I’ll try finding out for definite in a few days.
     
  7. craigybagel

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    I would be very surprised if that is true - it's been rumoured for years but no agreement has ever been made about it, and as recently as 2 weeks ago I had one of their Manchester drivers passing that way to work the night shift. They've not advertised externally for it and it'be amazed if they could find 15 drivers willing to transfer internally out there!
     
  8. PudseyBearHST

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    Sorry, I’ve been talking complete garbage :oops:.

    There’s a small guards depot at Holyhead not drivers. Liverpool and Manchester Drivers sign Holyhead.
     
  9. godfreycomplex

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    No worries mate :)
    Happens to the best of us, down my way there was no guard available for a train at one of the stations I signalled at the time; and I asked the controller “why can’t they send a Northam guard?” (For the reason why this is daft, see the list of depots)
    Still haven’t finished that slice of humble pie....
     
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    I seem to recall that when Scotrail ran the Sleepers, there may have been crew changes at somewhere like Rannoch, with a guard returning back to FW/Mallaig from there. Am I making this up or did this / does this happen?
     
  11. PudseyBearHST

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    Thanks mate. That makes me feel better :)
     
  12. Scotrail84

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    Yes, Qst Guards and Drivers changed there with Ft William Guards and Drivers.
     
  13. Tom Quinne

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    I would very much doubt it, the Bridgwater and a Berkeley jobs are covered by Crewe, with the Wentloog job covered by Daventry.
     
  14. tiptoptaff

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    They have advertised for it before....(which is the only reason I know it exists)
     
  15. Tom Quinne

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    Hmmm, must be a very quiet depot then with only occasional work west or otherwise of Bristol..
     
  16. Deafdoggie

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    Anyone know where LNWR guards sign from Crewe depot? I believe as far as MKC on the trent, and Liverpool and Birmingham, but do they do MKC via Coventry?
     
  17. TraineeSam

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    GWR has a weird Guards depot at Gloucester, they have Conductors and Train Managers operating over two links listed as Gloucester West. However with more and more Conductors signing IET's and Paddington I'm not sure what is going to happen there!
     
  18. Tom Quinne

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    Crewe sign Liverpool, MKC via Trent, Weedon and Northampton. They also sign to New Street via Wolverhampton.

    New Street union reps wouldn’t allow Crewe to sign via Coventry in fear of working being taken off them.

    When Crewe first opened they also signed Preston and routes for East Midlands Trains to Derby as originally it was a Central Trains depot.
     
  19. Tom Quinne

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    Gloucester most defiantly have guards who claim train manager grade and pay - only about 12 if not many more.
     
  20. Deafdoggie

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    Will this change in the Dec timetable change when the trains carry on beyond New Street?
     
  21. Tom Quinne

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    This was way back in circa 2007/08...
     
  22. bionic

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    Crewe also sign to Walsall.
     
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    Hi... I've had a quick search through this thread and I can't find an answer, so can anyone let me know what routes are signed from the SWR Guildford depot?

    thanks in advance
     
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    Guildford - Waterloo via Woking; Cobham & Epsom
    Guildford - Portsmouth Harbour
    Guildford - Aldershot - Ascot
    Woking - Alton
    Motspur Park - Chessington South
    Surbiton - Hampton Court
    Leatherhead - Dorking
    Guildford sidings
    Farnham depot
     
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    Ever helpful- Thanks!
     
  26. Charlie M.

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    Can anyone confirm the situation at Gloucester? Why do the conductors sign HST traction, do they operate HSS and if so how does it work? Thanks.
     
  27. tiptoptaff

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    Why? Becuase they do. How does it work? Like any other depot that has mixed traction
     
  28. Tom Quinne

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    When the West Conductor harmonisation which can wasn’t actually harmonisation took place a number of depots Worcester, Reading and Gloucester gained “HSS” work ie HST work.

    At Worcester and Reading (former LTV/Thames Trains Depots) guards were given an option to remain Senior Conductors with the wage and terms or convert to Train Manager with the terms and wage.

    Glcouester was given some HST work as the driver side was given some - drivers remaining on West pay not HSS.

    Gloucester has or had (I left 2 years ago) a link of 8 or 10 train managers who worked both HST and units, often in the same diagram.

    Worcester and Reading worked HST/180/Turbo sets.

    Gloucester train managers are on HSS TM salary and terms, West conductors wishing to work HSTs need to apply for vacancies when they come up.
     
  29. Charlie M.

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    Thank you. Reason I asked was it’s my local station so I was curious.
     
  30. Lucky63

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    Does anyone know what routes Wigan Wallgate drivers sign?
    Also earliest start time and latest finish?
     

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