SWT driver routes?

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  1. 150222

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    Does anyone here know which routes waterloo based SWT drivers sign? Thanks.
     
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  3. Matt Taylor

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    Depends on the link, but the cover pretty much everywhere as far as Salisbury and Bournemouth.
     
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    The starter links only sign the suburban routes from memory it's Hampton crt, Dorking, Kingston Loop, Shepperton, Chessington S, Hounslow rounders, Guildford (Via Epsom, Cobham & Woking) Weybridge Bay & Windsor. They also sign Wimbledon Park depot, Clapham yard & south sidings I believe I'm sure there's a waterloo or ex-waterloo driver here that can correct me if I'm wrong.
     
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    Sorry to drag up an old thread...

    I was wondering if anyone knew what routes and traction are signed by Fratton drivers,

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    and can anyway tell me which routes SWT Guards sign from Fratton :D.
     
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    In the starter link at Fratton the Drivers only sign 450/444 for traction, as for routes I think it's waterloo to portsmouth hbr via guildford and waterloo to portsmouth hbr via basingstoke. I'm not too sure but think they also sign southampton but I'm not 100% sure on that. They also sign clapham yard, portsmouth & SS carriage sidings & Fratton Depot.

    As for the Guards they also sign 444/450 as the starter traction, however I think they also sign poole as well as waterloo to portsmouth hbr via guildford & basingstoke.
     
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    Thanks for that 455/8! I'm guessing that over time I would sign more routes covering more of the network? I want to find out as much as possible as I potentially have an interview soon as I have just passed my Commercial Guard assessments.

    I got the train up to Basingstoke on Wednesday on the Waterloo service from Fratton, on the way back at Basingstoke I noticed the same Guard working a service to Weymouth from Waterloo. I have no idea where he was based though. I'm guessing Fratton as it was an early service up to Waterloo.
     
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    If you get into the higher links at Fratton you'll sign the 158/9's and romsey rounders, again I'm not sure if you'd sign any others. It is possible to work a say a weymouth train for part of the journey, I would assume that the trains you travelled on were a Fratton Guard that worked the weymouth train as far as Bournemouth where another crew would take over which is the norm for most depots and long distance routes.
     
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    Thanks alot! So I could be going all over the place then :D.
     
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