WMT Qualifed driver. New st.

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  1. Beef

    Beef Member

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    Hi all

    Can anyone give me information on the routes, traction, shift pattern etc for West Midland Trains qualifed Drivers based at New street?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. Tom Quinne

    Tom Quinne Established Member

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    Unless your current operator is really bad or your a redundancy move, hold out for XC or even Chiltern. WMT at New Street is serious Metro work Cross City etc
     
  4. mumrar

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    Routes are Redditch/Bromsgrove to Lichfield, Walsall, Rugeley, Wolverhampton, Birmingham International as a first starter I think.
     
  5. LT1980

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    New Street generally works as follows - with route crossovers with Coventry and Wolverhampton depots:
    • Birmingham to Wolverhampton
      • Direct via Sandwell and Dudley
      • Soho / Aston, Tame Bridge and Darlaston
    • CrossCity | Bromsgrove / Redditch - Birmingham - Aston - Litchfield
    • Chase Line | Rugeley to Birmingham
      • Rugeley - Walsall - Aston - Birmingham
      • Rugeley - Walsall - Aston - Soho - Birmingham
    • Birmingham to Coventry and Northampton
      • via Adderley Park (direct)
      • via Stechford
    • Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Stafford - Crewe - Liverpool
      • Direct via WCML
      • via Stone
    Some Nuneaton to Coventry shuttle work also was undertaken, but I think that

    Working also includes trips to and from Soho Depot and also Tyseley Depot

    Types of current traction include:
    • Electric Units
      • 323 - all CrossCity / Wolverhampton - Birmingham - Walsall / Birmingham - Coventry
      • 350 - Birmingham - Liverpool / Birmingham - Coventry - Northampton / some Chase and Cross City workings
    • Diesel Units
      • 153 - Nuneaton to Coventry / Rugeley - Birmingham with 170s - however this will change to 323 / 350s
      • 170 - Rugeley - Birmingham / Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury
      • 172 - Occasional - but not core New St Traction
    This is only indicative given the routes and traction types will/are changing over the coming year or so.

    This thread is in relation to the Conductor hours but sort of acts as a guide to the kind of working week

    Hope this sort of help ... as I say this is all subject to change shortly with new timetables / routes / traction
     
  6. Beef

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    Cheers guys.

    I understand it’ll be intense stopping stopping work then!

    Anyone know the shift pattern?
    4 day week?

    Thanks.
     
  7. HLE

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    New Street drivers do not sign Nuneaton to Coventry. That's worked by cov only, until May. You do get trainees come over from New street but that's only so they can handle the dogboxes when they're not coupled up to another unit. Part of their traction training rather than signing or learning the route itself
     
  8. craigybagel

    craigybagel Established Member

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    New Street drivers are currently learning Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury, but I suspect it'll only be higher links doing that. In the starter link you can expect death by Cross City.
     
  9. 12guard4

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    Xcity, Walsall, Wolves and International. 323 and 350. Rugeley once electrified. Nothing else. Don't expect more in the future either that will be your lot for a long while.
     
  10. train_lover

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    New Street don't sign 172s, I'm unsure if they'll be learning 172/0.
     

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