Info Request -SWT Fratton

Status
Not open for further replies.

OpsWeb

Member
Joined
14 Oct 2014
Messages
149
Hi,

I go across to the Isle of Wight a fair amount and always see SWT Driver's on the ferries either going to/from Fratton, and I've always wondered just how workable is it to work in Fratton and commute from the island?

Also, what is it like to work out of Fratton (I am currently eyeing up my future career prospects)? Routes / Traction?

As always, thanks in advance for any help!
 
Sponsor Post - registered members do not see these adverts; click here to register, or click here to log in
R

RailUK Forums

bb21

Forum Staff
Staff Member
Global Moderator
Joined
4 Feb 2010
Messages
23,980
SWT staff have reciprocal travel agreements with Wightlink, so there is a 75% discount on fares (not seasons, but can include three accompanying passengers), and crossing time is 22 minutes Portsmouth - Ryde, so easily commutable from the island. Night time ferries are available on the Fishbourne route.
 

pompeyfan

Established Member
Joined
24 Jan 2012
Messages
3,475
From observation it seems pretty varied. In a triangle form bounded by Portsmouth, Poole and Waterloo along with all diversions that 444s might take, so cobham, Chertsey etc. Probably a lot more.

Traction is 444s, 450s and 158's and 159s (although there's very limited working of diesels, there's a 158 that comes off the shed about 0430 that I usually see/hear as it passes Kingston cemetery)
 

OpsWeb

Member
Joined
14 Oct 2014
Messages
149
Thanks for all your help. Think I'll definitely be applying as soon as I can as a qualified driver (just got to wait till I've been driving 3 years). Would love to live on the IOW and work for SWT.

Thanks again.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

Top