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  1. TTC Board Meeting Feb 21
  2. The safety boots requirements just came in just last week or so. So even the subway Ops are asking those questions too. Best to ask the trainers. I think the vouchers from what i'm hearing will be given to us every two years. But like I said ask the trainers, this is new requirements for everyone in subways. I doubt you will get two free pairs of safety boots though. Even that may change.
  3. Despite all that, I still don't think he'll be around for long. I think Queensland was too small for him too. I think If someone like NYC offers him something, he's gone.
  4. Well, 8159 was painted at Lesile. And hidden there for some time. The Union didn't say anything. And as for Bmount shunting a bus at Kennedy, maybe they were in the area at the time anyways, or had staff available, simple. I don't think the union should be against it, this happens more than you think. And after talking to Wilson mechanics, they tell me how Malvern helps them with change overs in the east, and vice versa with a Malvern bus in the west. Same with Roncy and Russell helping each other out with their cars.
  5. 7878 and 8440 at eglinton. 8440 has been there for a while because of the snow build up. This should be the bus used to train eglinton staff for the anticipation for the 8620 coming in this year?
  6. More TTC Funding Buying 783 new buses. I'm assuming its a typo?
  7. Lol, inside job.
  8. I been enjoying it, feels like yesterday. I started driving subways 10 years ago. I been on all the lines. H4 to the TRs, including SRT. Even the H1s as workcars, and other workcars. Hopefully you enjoy it too. Did you start training yet?
  9. That's what I'm hearing
  10. The news hasn't gotten around yet. So as the day goes on we'll hear more.
  11. So they changed the format. They keep changing it, thanks for that. Less trains to learn more time to practice! That's good to hear
  12. Being on report sucks if you get called out, because all the time you were waiting is now just half the time, or half your pay. so you can be at work for 12 hours but get paid 8hrs worth. Hardest part is staying awake, it can be an adjustment for people, and disablements. Learning the signals for me was easy, but being in traffic can have you wondering, then bam, you hit a light. So staying focus is the hardest part. When you first start, answering the phone and driving can be difficult, it will take awhile for some to get use to. But your partner will help you along the way.
  13. Bob Kinnear fired Damn, big news folks!
  14. My guess is TTC is still getting more feedback. They are perfectionist!
  15. With subway you are on sign slip for 2-3 board periods. Which is night work called late reliefs, or on report after 2pm usually. There's really no bad shift, you serve the public based on there travel pattern which for us will not be normal working hours. Theres no 9-5 shift unless you have 15+ years You may get lucky and never get sent out, but will come to bite you in the ass when your not getting the driving experience. I think they force you on a train if your not getting sent out often enough. You move up slowly in seniority compared to any other mode. They usually send you for SRT training within you probationary period, I guess to put more pressure for you to pass, compared to someone not on probation. I guess now that I think about it, both YUS and BD, the worst shifts or off days are split off days, which is usually Sunday/Wednesday, Sunday/Tuesday and Sunday/Thursday. All day work. no split off days on the Afternoon or night shift. The T1s are a good train to drive, I like driving them over the TRs, I find the T1s handle much better. They brake better when fast, if you drive to slow the brakes can be rough. It sounds weird until you actually drive it.