Qualified Driver Chiltern Trains Birmingham

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Hi all being new to this forum I wondered if their are any Chiltern Drivers on here who could give an insight into the roster for Birmingham. Earliest book on / book off, rest day pattern longest and shortest turns and any other info would be great.

Thanks in advance
 
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Hi all being new to this forum I wondered if their are any Chiltern Drivers on here who could give an insight into the roster for Birmingham. Earliest book on / book off, rest day pattern longest and shortest turns and any other info would be great.

Thanks in advance
Welcome.

Dont think we have any Chiltern drivers on here

Ive ask for info before and got no reply.

Im also interested in info about Brum.:D
 

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Hi all being new to this forum I wondered if their are any Chiltern Drivers on here who could give an insight into the roster for Birmingham. Earliest book on / book off, rest day pattern longest and shortest turns and any other info would be great.

Thanks in advance

Earliest book on times are 04:50 for AM cover and the 05:15 departure, there are a fair few book on times for the next hour or so. Earliest book off is about 10:30 off the top of my head, but the Covid timetable has changed diagrams hugely. There are a few 9-5 shifts which are mostly for accommodated staff, PMs are a bit more spread out with book on times from 12:30 until 17:00, finishing 19:00 until 01:00. There are plenty of late finishes because all the late Birmingham's off of Marylebone stable at Moor Street. No night turns. 50% RD Saturdays, Sundays outside the working week and optional. RD pattern is erratic but it's based around a long weekend every three weeks or so. There are single RD weeks.
 

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thanks for the reply.

Any parking in brum?

So sunday outside? erratic RD, max 5 day week? Sunday committed?

What is Chiltern like as a employer ?
 
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thanks for the reply.

Any parking in brum?

So sunday outside? erratic RD, max 5 day week? Sunday committed?

What is Chiltern like as a employer ? Brum will be a pollution changing zone from this summer. Can check you car online else it's £8 a day.
City centre will be a pollution charging zone for cars from summer. £8 to enter. Check online to see if your car will be charged. Think for Petrol 10 years or older and Diesel is 4 years.
 

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City centre will be a pollution charging zone for cars from summer. £8 to enter. Check online to see if your car will be charged. Think for Petrol 10 years or older and Diesel is 4 years.
Wow I'd forgotten about that. So it's expected that all shift workers use taxis or pay the fee if there's no public transport at their clocking on/off time? I mean it's not just train drivers this would affect is it?
 

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Short answer: yes.

Staff parking is at Moor Street multi storey, the one with the bridge to the Bullring if you know the city centre. There’s a direct entrance from that car park to the station.
 

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Wow I'd forgotten about that. So it's expected that all shift workers use taxis or pay the fee if there's no public transport at their clocking on/off time? I mean it's not just train drivers this would affect is it?
Yes. Or buy a new ish car. Will affect everyone. Lot of office cleaners park very early (one street charging does not happen until 08:00) and they do have old cars and will have an issue.
 
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