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Forum: TV Shows: UK 19-02-2013, 09:31
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Views: 86,523
Posted By Daveb0789
You're right about the loos in trains but at...

You're right about the loos in trains but at least on an East Coast train there will be one per coach so you there might be a one that isn't too messed up.

Some train seats are reserved some aren't...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 19-02-2013, 01:48
Replies: 996
Views: 86,523
Posted By Daveb0789
Interesting. Assuming the departure point was...

Interesting. Assuming the departure point was Central London I would allow 1 hour for the journey and 1 hour to check in and allow another 45 minutes to travel from Newcastle Airport to City Centre...
Forum: Politics 27-12-2011, 09:45
Replies: 783
Views: 21,189
Posted By Daveb0789
I take it you hate all train drivers ? Have they...

I take it you hate all train drivers ? Have they become the least respected group of workers in Britain?
Forum: Politics 23-12-2011, 20:15
Replies: 783
Views: 21,189
Posted By Daveb0789
I'm a train driver. And I hardly think I'm...

I'm a train driver. And I hardly think I'm unskilled.
Forum: Politics 23-12-2011, 03:43
Replies: 783
Views: 21,189
Posted By Daveb0789
I was being ironic - people talk about the so...

I was being ironic - people talk about the so called driverless docklands light railway and how driverless tubes are the way forward etc which in fact it needs someone on it who can drive in...
Forum: Politics 23-12-2011, 03:41
Replies: 783
Views: 21,189
Posted By Daveb0789
This is a grey area as Boxing day was treated...

This is a grey area as Boxing day was treated seperately to the other bank holidays where tube drivers were happy to run a Saturday service. Only a limited service was ever run on Boxing day as far...
Forum: Politics 22-12-2011, 22:59
Replies: 783
Views: 21,189
Posted By Daveb0789
Reading between the lines, they want to be off on...

Reading between the lines, they want to be off on boxing day or work voluntarily only. That's always the way it used to be. Let's not lose sight of the fact there are NO or very limited national rail...
Forum: Politics 22-12-2011, 16:42
Replies: 783
Views: 21,189
Posted By Daveb0789
The Docklands Light Railway is driverless....

The Docklands Light Railway is driverless. Therefore they can afford to have a customer service agent and as they don't actually drive they get a very low salary. Here's the link...
Forum: Politics 16-12-2011, 11:41
Replies: 783
Views: 21,189
Posted By Daveb0789
Main line train drivers would get double time and...

Main line train drivers would get double time and a day off in lieu. The other bank holidays are treated as normal days and a day off in lieu is given instead.

But I think boxing day should be...
Forum: Politics 16-12-2011, 09:20
Replies: 783
Views: 21,189
Posted By Daveb0789
I don't think they got the same rises tune staff...

I don't think they got the same rises tune staff got. If they went on strike would they get better salary and working conditions?
Forum: Politics 15-12-2011, 13:45
Replies: 783
Views: 21,189
Posted By Daveb0789
http://www.trainweb.org/tubeprune/dd-training.htm

http://www.trainweb.org/tubeprune/dd-training.htm
Forum: Politics 15-12-2011, 13:12
Replies: 783
Views: 21,189
Posted By Daveb0789
Tube and train drivers are paid for what they...

Tube and train drivers are paid for what they know not what they do. A bus driver can be trained up in a week on an intensive course. Driver training on the rails takes from 6 months (tube) to 18...
Forum: Politics 15-12-2011, 10:34
Replies: 783
Views: 21,189
Posted By Daveb0789
Double time and a day off is reasonable. It's...

Double time and a day off is reasonable. It's what London bus drivers will get.
Forum: Politics 15-12-2011, 08:00
Replies: 783
Views: 21,189
Posted By Daveb0789
I'm not a tube driver but my union has an...

I'm not a tube driver but my union has an agreement of exactly that.

The boxing day arrangement as I understand was apparently for a skeleton service manned by volunteers. Drivers would work 1 in 4...
Forum: Politics 14-12-2011, 19:37
Replies: 783
Views: 21,189
Posted By Daveb0789
I would expect double time and a day off in lieu...

I would expect double time and a day off in lieu as in incentive to work boxing day.
Forum: Advice 30-11-2011, 15:14
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By Daveb0789
Basically I'm looking for a new career that is...

Basically I'm looking for a new career that is more respected than the one I'm in. Thats why I'm trying to find out how people would classify the jobs listed above and if they should should be well...
Forum: Advice 30-11-2011, 14:19
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By Daveb0789
Hi there No nothing to do with that thread. I...

Hi there
No nothing to do with that thread. I didn't even know it was there but thanks for pointing it out to me!
Forum: Advice 30-11-2011, 13:19
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By Daveb0789
A career in transport

Hello all.

I'm trying to get a feel for how certain jobs in the transportation sector are looked upon by others.

Are the following jobs either : Unskilled, Semi-skilled, Skilled or Professional...
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2011, 21:06
Replies: 99
Views: 4,243
Posted By Daveb0789
And I think you would be right. Up to 6 months...

And I think you would be right. Up to 6 months training AFAIK. The high salary is for the training and knowledge they have, not for the driving.
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2011, 20:07
Replies: 99
Views: 4,243
Posted By Daveb0789
Surely theres got to be more to it than that or...

Surely theres got to be more to it than that or were you being sarcastic?
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2011, 19:46
Replies: 99
Views: 4,243
Posted By Daveb0789
I totally agree and I also dont think that...

I totally agree and I also dont think that drivers of ATO driven tube trains should get less. My comment about the driverless DLR was because people think they are driverless when in fact each train...
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2011, 19:35
Replies: 99
Views: 4,243
Posted By Daveb0789
Maybe the train was stationary. Tube trains don't...

Maybe the train was stationary. Tube trains don't have a dead mans pedal. It's built into the traction/brake controller handle.
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2011, 19:17
Replies: 99
Views: 4,243
Posted By Daveb0789
Central, jubilee and Victoria lines have ATO. The...

Central, jubilee and Victoria lines have ATO. The Central line one often fails. The driverless DLR has passenger service agents on 35k.
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2011, 18:18
Replies: 99
Views: 4,243
Posted By Daveb0789
Hi everyone I'm new to the forum and I'm a...

Hi everyone
I'm new to the forum and I'm a bus/coach and train driver. If there's any questions you want to ask about those jobs I'm more than happy to answer.
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