Signalling School York 13th June 2016

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Charl1e2

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Do they do signalling school in York? I thought it was just leeds and Watford? Or is it to work in York? Which box?

My husband's applied for one near York.
 

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Do they do signalling school in York? I thought it was just leeds and Watford? Or is it to work in York? Which box?

My husband's applied for one near York.

The Leeds courses have all moved to York now and training is conducted within the ROC. As for Watford again I believe this has transferred to but not entirely sure where to being a Northerner ...
 

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The Leeds courses have all moved to York now and training is conducted within the ROC. As for Watford again I believe this has transferred to but not entirely sure where to being a Northerner ...

Thats good news! It means if he gets through he won't be too far from us. I know it's residential but I'm hoping that doesn't mean we wouldn't see him for 9 weeks. Though getting a bit ahead of myself.
 

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Hi, I went to York towards the end of last year. Great facilities and staff.
They have both lever frame and NX panel simulators. It's a 5 min walk from the station so convenient too.

Enjoy!!!
 

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Thats good news! It means if he gets through he won't be too far from us. I know it's residential but I'm hoping that doesn't mean we wouldn't see him for 9 weeks. Though getting a bit ahead of myself.

You get to go home every weekend with your travel paid for. Most people travel back to York on Sunday evenings but lessons start at 10am on Monday so you can travel up Monday morning if you live closer. I think if you are close enough you can travel in everyday.
 

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Yes, remember to claim for travelling time.

My First LOM initially tried to wriggle out of paying it - I had to get the local union rep to have a quiet word!
 

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Does anybody know whether NWR will have signalling courses conducted at Basingstoke, what with there being a ROC there now? I thought it all used to be done at one location?
 

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Does anybody know whether NWR will have signalling courses conducted at Basingstoke, what with there being a ROC there now? I thought it all used to be done at one location?

Yes they do run some courses at Basingstoke, not as many as York though.
 

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You get to go home every weekend with your travel paid for. Most people travel back to York on Sunday evenings but lessons start at 10am on Monday so you can travel up Monday morning if you live closer. I think if you are close enough you can travel in everyday.

Thats really good news!!

Do you know how often they do training courses? And if you can't do the first block of 9 weeks if they offer you the next course?
 

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Thats really good news!!

Do you know how often they do training courses? And if you can't do the first block of 9 weeks if they offer you the next course?

They seem to be running courses every few weeks at the moment. I suppose ultimately it's down to the LOM and how flexible they are if you wanted to go at a certain time. It's usually a few months from submitting the initial application to starting at signalling school anyway.
 

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t o m

What time do they finish on a Friday? I live near Inverness - really looking forward to it too. I'm planning on only going home every fortnight due to quiet revision time, distance & cost.

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t o m

What time do they finish on a Friday? I live near Inverness - really looking forward to it too. I'm planning on only going home every fortnight due to quiet revision time, distance & cost.

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Usually finish about lunch time on Friday but this can depend on assessments. You don't need to worry about cost of travel as its all paid for. The hotel is booked for you Sunday night to Friday morning, so if you did choose to stay over the weekend you'd have to arrange your own accommodation at your own cost.
 

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Usually finish about lunch time on Friday but this can depend on assessments. You don't need to worry about cost of travel as its all paid for. The hotel is booked for you Sunday night to Friday morning, so if you did choose to stay over the weekend you'd have to arrange your own accommodation at your own cost.
If it's going to cost Network Rail more for travel to Inverness and back over a weekend than it would for them to pay for an extra couple of nights' hotel accommodation though, they might be willing to come to some sort of agreement. It's certainly well worth asking the question of the LOM.
 

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Tomnick...yeah I was thinking that...wouldn't get back until 2000 ish plus a weekend in the hotel reflecting on the lessons of the past week would be better than travelling...
 

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They run signalling schools at Perth now, there is a class going through at the moment.
 
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Charl1e2

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If you don't mind me asking, how long after the SJT did you find out that you'd gotten to the next stage?
 

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Charl1e2

Sorry for delay in replying...it was about 6 weeks...I had my medical 2 weeks ago and still nothing back incidentally..is this delay normal? I know that the alcohol Test was OK and I have never touched any illegal drugs...
 
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Hi guys! I had my medical the other day and I am DESPERATE to get started. I was praying I might be on this course date but looking doubtful now, especially if the med results are taking ages. Grrrr.
 

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Could anyone confirm the dress code for Signalling school?

I believe it's smart casual.

Jeans/trousers?
Polo top/shirt?
Shoes?
 

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Hi SignalBox. I'll ask my new Line Manager as I start some Induction at my new Signal Box locations Monday 30th. (I will be a Relief Signaller - all going well!)

For my part I am intending to wear chinos & polos i.e. smart casual unless told otherwise.
 

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To you lucky folks going to signalling school: good luck and enjoy it! I almost wish I could go back. Don't underestimate the exams but remember to socialise/eat together as a group in the evenings - we had some quite in depth rules discussion some nights...
Oh and make the most of the free lunches/dinners whilst you can ;)
 
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To you lucky folks going to signalling school: good luck and enjoy it! I almost wish I could go back. Don't underestimate the exams but remember to socialise/eat together as a group in the evenings - we had some quite in depth rules discussion some nights...
Oh and make the most of the free lunches/dinners whilst you can ;)

Brilliant advice :D mines Sarah x
 

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My class bonded over the various 'issues' with the hotel being used at the time (Jury's Inn, Leeds). Clearly we weren't the only complainants as the contract was switched to the (better) Novotel halfway through our course :)
 
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