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  1. 4 points
    Here's the video: What I want to know, when in the hell is the going to stop dogs from riding on the subway? As far as I know this is not a service dog, so why isn't he in a dog carrier? If I was the passenger, I'd sue the . This person could've been mauled.
  2. 4 points
    Still stuck on stupid, I see. Still making the assumption that all of us SIers don't "Plan for the ferry departure times". Sorry bruh, living on SI and being dependent on the ferry is knowing that it leaves at the top and bottom of the hour and knowing what time one needs to leave to walk to it or get on the bus that takes you to it. What YOU don't get, aside from the fact we're talking about Manhattan service to the ferry, is that when the system is unreliable on it's best day, all the "Planning" anyone can do won't matter. I mean, on the SI side, if my 52 bus is scheduled to leave my apartment complex at 6:48 am to make the 7am ferry - an 8 minute trip with stoplights, but doesn't arrive or leave until 6:53, and the 6:40am bus came through at 6:35 so I couldn't catch that, what did all my planning go for? Naught. But since we're talking about Manhattan service to the Ferry, and all it takes is an or a to creep and stop for all us "Planners" to miss the ferry by 1 minute because of it, I'm failing to see why that's going so damned far over your head. Put another way, since you live on the Concourse: Let that get held at 145th waiting for to clear the block at 135th, and it makes you late to your job. "Buh buh buh Mr Bossman, I planned it to the minute...it was holding trains up that made me late...", and you'll be everywhere - here, Twitter, Facebook, SubChat - even Ben Kabak's blog comments complaining about shitty service and timers and et cetera. Yet we SIers - the folks who don't have the luxury of leaving willy nilly to get where we're going bc we have two chokepoints in our travels - the ferry or traffic on the VZ - need to "Plan" better. https://tenor.com/view/elephant-man-pon-de-river-gif-10025898
  3. 3 points
    When the culture being garnered that the public can do whatever they want with zero consequences, stupid stuff like this will happen.
  4. 3 points
    I fail to see how reopening Cortlandt Street screws over people trying to get to the ferry... It's still the unscheduled stops and holds thats screwing you over... And FWIW I don't remember people making this argument when Cortlandt on the reopened
  5. 2 points
    The Comptroller's SBS Press Release showing slow speeds and unreliable service with links to report: https://comptroller.nyc.gov/newsroom/comptroller-stringer-releases-alarming-analysis-and-rider-survey-of-select-bus-service-showing-poor-bus-lane-enforcement-slow-speeds-and-unreliable-service/ Also notice that the Comptroller's survey shows a 65% SBS approval rating when the MTA's faulty methodology showed a 95% approval rating. What other MTA statistics should we not believe? The Great Select Bus Service Conspiracy: Part 1 http://www.gothamgazette.com/opinion/7599-the-great-select-bus-service-conspiracy-part-i Part 2 http://www.gothamgazette.com/opinion/7609-the-great-select-bus-service-conspiracy-part-2 Part 3 http://www.gothamgazette.com/opinion/7629-the-great-select-bus-service-conspiracy-part-iii The MTA's Bus Plan http://web.mta.info/nyct/service/bus_plan/bus_plan.pdf
  6. 2 points
    The only non-service dogs that should be allowed on the subway are ones that can fit in bags. Other than that, keep the dog at home or take an Uber or Lyft. I love dogs, but people can't act like they can be taken everywhere and pose no risk to others. What if someone has an allergy attack? What if the dog snaps? What if the dog gets on the track? People need to take responsibility for their pets...
  7. 2 points
    A few days ago...I saw this at 59 St-Columbus Circle. It's an uncovered sign, which depicts the old style in which subway signs were manufactured. The former service patterns of the to 168 St, 21 St-Queensbridge or Coney Island and to Rockaway Park or Bedford Park Blvd were taped over. Just a nice throwback to the old signs.
  8. 2 points
    is more reliable than , but even when I was next to USQ for work, I opted for at 18th St bc it'd actually show up. Because it's another stop and hold doors situation to go with the stop and start and crawl in the tunnel. All the "delays" on going to South Ferry got worse when the loop closed, and I can foresee it worsening after Cortland reopens.
  9. 2 points
    I am continuing to monitor the local papers that are distributed in the community for anything on the B/82 sbs and if there is anything I will post it at the end of the week. Rest assured that if something will happen, good ole Chaim Deutsch will be plastering it all over those local newspapers along with his pals at the NYCDOT pontificating as to how it improves service to the public (yes! In dreamland) As far as this new idea for improving bus service is concerned, count me as a skeptic of anything that is being proposed right now. Until I see what is being suggested, I do not plan to pass judgment on it as I have seen too many of these plans that were proclaimed to be the greatest changes since time immemorial, to be absolute duds The problem remains that the people on top in all agencies like to push things on those on the bottom and then when it does not work, they blame everyone but themselves for its failure. All I have to do is to see the proposal for double decker express buses on Staten Island and then just wait for the first traffic problem on Hylan Boulevard either in New Dorp or at Old Town Road and watch the fun.
  10. 2 points
    Congrats i was there last week make sure your there super early line was down Livingston
  11. 1 point
    Screen Shot 2018-04-22 at 5.13.06 PM by Union Turnpike, on Flickr Screen Shot 2018-04-22 at 5.20.03 PM by Union Turnpike, on Flickr Screen Shot 2018-04-22 at 5.20.40 PM by Union Turnpike, on Flickr
  12. 1 point
    A couple of things to note: - The bus will be running out of Charleston, and will be relegated on the Lincoln Tunnel express lines, most likely the X17J. - This is not built to MTA specs, per the Alexander-Dennis people. It was built as a demonstrator for GO Transit in Toronto, Ontario. As such, the bus does not have a farebox upfront. I heard the farebox will be placed behind the front right wheel for this demonstrator. If the MTA does order the SuperLo, the farebox would be in front as is the norm...if they find a way. - The headroom in the upper level is low 5'7" and that is LOW. I'm 5'8", and my head was touching the ceiling. Many people had to crane their necks. I've never had to do that on a bus. - It was made in Nappanee, Indiana or so I was told. - The MTA plans to have off-board payment "concurrent" with a Smartcard, along with "robust" fare-evasion restrictions by 2020. IMG_6234 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6239 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6243 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6246 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6251 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6252 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6254 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6256 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6262 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6266 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6271 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6280 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6282 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6300 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6306 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6311 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6317 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6319 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6328 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6333 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6335 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6336 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6346 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6353 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6356 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6364 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6365 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6368 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6370 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6371 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6379 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6382 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6383 by GojiMet86, on Flickr
  13. 1 point
    The best they can do is put them over on broadway and 58/57 streets with the m10 and m12 or find somewhere along 59 street [central park south portion]. -- Regardless, it's a ridiculous route. A Q66 SBS should stay in Queens...
  14. 1 point
    Source: http://web.mta.info/nyct/rules/rules.htm Anybody actually defending the dog owner in this case, has no idea of what they are talking about.
  15. 1 point
    Well now that sign is definitely gonna be replaced by tomorrow...
  16. 1 point
    Thanks they sent a e-mail to it basically say if everything go well with medical I’ll be in the training on Monday the 30th
  17. 1 point
    Go right, commute tight, and don't let the bad dog bite!
  18. 1 point
    OHH YES, the M34... I thought that bus would be better after SBS... There's always a wait. Often times I just huff it, and yes, from 8th Avenue to 5th, you can actually outwalk the bus, even with this SBS nonsense. I know because I've done it myself, especially during the holidays. Forget it. Vision Zero has not helped at all. It's rare now to get a driver that actually drives the damn bus. They've made B/Os afraid to drive, and it doesn't help that so many people have their heads buried in their cell phones when walking, so people just cross the street regardless of the light situation. Then when you do get a B/O that drives, you get stuck in traffic, which was the case last night. I give myself two hours now to get in if I take the express bus. That's usually enough time for me to allow for delays and stop at a café before I head to my office, but if I leave any later, forget it. An hour and a half no longer does it. I have to get off and get the subway. I used to be able to get in with the BxM2 in under an hour with a good driver. Now, I need over an hour and a half if I want to go via West Midtown. Then the drivers look at you as if you have all damn day to get to work. Dude, how much time do you need to make it? Just ridiculous. I'm also very irritated that the has extended run times only to have drivers sit back and still take longer and longer with this leaving the terminal late BS because they're afraid of being written up. The main reason bus ridership has declined is because B/Os act as if they don't know what a schedule is. It's just so frustrating. If you're leaving the terminal 15 minutes late, at least make an effort to get back on schedule. There's none made and before you know it, you've been on the bus for an hour and 30 minutes for what should be a 40 - 50 minute commute tops. One of the things that this Bus Action Plan doesn't include is how is the going to hold drivers more accountable to meeting these schedules... That's the one thing that the advocates should be mentioning too. I can't ever recall it being this bad. Even when the bus is in time, it's rare that you get to your destination on-time, let alone early.
  19. 1 point
    I'm sure jealous of anyone that has enough free time on their hands to always build in big time cushions whenever they use mass transit. In my experience, as much planning as anyone can do, when you have a family, job, obligations, etc etc., it is simply not possible to always build in big time cushions for commutes. You will have times where you miss connections, and it really sucks, and there is not much you can do about it until you are retired and have nothing to do all day so you can get places an hour early all the time
  20. 1 point
    Just got the call this morning to go back to Livingston for medical and final processing also was told to bring 86 dollar money order
  21. 1 point
    This comptroller's report is alarming to say the least. Maybe the City should stop having so many damn fairs. Sunday I was on a BxM3 that went via Second Avenue. We CRAWLED from 96th down to 57th. I don't see how the M15 could've done any better. Cars parked all over the bus lanes on just about every block. It's a joke. I'm getting so tired of having to contend with people parking in the damn bus stops. It says no standing, yet every time I need to get on the bus, I have to go into the damn street to do so because some Uber or cab is parked in the bus stop waiting for someone to come out of some office building somewhere and they just sit there forever. Check out this letter though. I'm really interested to hear Darryl's response to this to because I agree that a lot of these machines don't work, they steal money if you have a pay-per-ride and so on. https://comptroller.nyc.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/04.2018-Letter-to-Darryl-C-Irick-MTA.pdf
  22. 1 point
    Who said anything about "new routes" operating every 30 min? Sure, maybe if you make certain "market routes" like the M12 and B32, but for splitting routes for better reliability like the M101 and B82, I feel they would at the very least be running every 10-15 minutes in peak times.
  23. 1 point
    It’ll be interesting to see how the system gets restructured. I never understood why half the Manhattan routes traveled as far as they did. It’s not like a Q44 for example where you have people traveling between the Bronx and Jamaica. Who is their right mind is taking the M4 from Washington Heights all the way to Penn Station or the M102 from Harlem to the East Village or even East Midtown. That bus runs very slow down Lexington during the day and makes tons of stops on top of that. The M103 should be the only one making local stops on Lexington while the M101 and M102 should be LTD since they continue North past 125th. Yes you have people who can’t go down the stairs but I don’t think they are willing to spend an hour and a half on a city bus when the subway and other quicker alternatives are available. In Manhattan I feel that’s where resources are being wasted the most. Back when the M5 went all the way to South Ferry, who in their right mind thought that a 2 hour plus route was a good idea? At least with the split you can adjust the headway’s to fit demand.
  24. 1 point
    1] Safety issues.... 2] The original intent was never to have the M106 be a "true" 106th crosstown; it was to provide West 96th w/ supplemental service.... Nah, I wouldn't cut the M11 back to 14th itself..... If the street grid feasibly allowed for it, I'd extend it to Christopher.... Most people that utilize the route at Abingdon sq. itself are people coming from the south..... Those folks tend to patronize the M11 over the M20 anyway.... If there's to be any question of necessity, it should be of the route not running south enough, not that it runs too far south.... The M14a IMO is fine at Abingdon sq. & there isn't much of a point to ending it that close to the M14d in that area just north of 14th, if it isn't going to end with it (which aint happening due to space issues).... Hell, it's less of a PITA to get back to 14th from Abingdon than it is from 18th/west..... Running the 14a to Abingdon makes it more attractive for the residents surrounding the area.... If you're a (able-bodied) West Village resident, it beats the hell out of waiting for the M20 to get to 14th - shit, walking to Abingdon for the M14a beats waiting for the M20 to get to 14th for the M14a/d..... Of course, the trumps both options, which is why it is king down there..... There's many things I don't miss about working in the 'village & bus service (freq. wise) in the area is definitely one of them..... The M12 in its entirety to me seemed like a rush job.... I have several qualms about the route & yes, its terminal scenario on the southern end of the route, is one of them..... Subway-wise, it's no contest... Street level-wise though, it's something to ponder... I'd give the edge to W. 96th being busier than W. 110th..... 1] ...is the problem hindering a "West street route"... 2] Good point. You've been on a roll lately with these posts of yours.
  25. 1 point
    The 9300, 9400, 9500 and 9600 series local buses all had fabric seating. However, due to neglect of the riding public those were a thing of the past.
  26. 1 point
    What part of "These double deckers are express buses" do you not get?
  27. 1 point
    It sounds so simple, but in reality, what the passenger sees is this: Lexington Avenue/63 Street train closes doors before anyone from the can get on. train closes doors before anyone from the can get on. Brighton Beach Manhattan-bound train closes doors before anyone from the can get on. Coney Island-bound train closes doors before anyone from the can get on. A one-seat ride is so appealing because you don’t have to deal with shenanigans like that. One could say that the MTA could order conductors to hold trains. But if the trains are always delayed and have to make up time, the pressure always forces trains to keep moving.
  28. 1 point
    Not only in person, but over the phone too. Brief update: No letter yet!!
  29. 1 point
    ....which is why we're starting out with $6.50. See my comments about incrementalism. Long term, my whole argument is centered around re-imagining that capacity. Higher density train configurations with more doors on intracity services and the like. As you say, you can't have sh*t for free, but compared to expanding subways into those areas, building a regional rail system is a giveaway.
  30. 1 point
    THEN YOU TIME YOUR TRIP ON THE SUBWAY TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO MAKE IT. It's not hard. Many on the island, I'm sure, do it. Why shouldn't you do this sensible thing that responsible adults would need to do on ANY form of transportation to get where they need to go? Also, why did you assume I was talking about the SI side of the commute when we were CLEARLY talking about the ? Simmer down please.
  31. 1 point
    Remember, you have to place three per IRT car and four per BMT/IND car. That, multiplied by around 1800 cars (excluding cars already running with the modifications), and you get a price of about 80-100 bucks per stanchion.
  32. 1 point
    I've seen that guy at 50th street. I have no idea how he trained those cats not to go after the birds. Seriously? You want the police to arrest this guy? Those are impressively trained animals, and I've seen this guy, he doesn't harass anyone or bother anyone, just nicely asks for donations if you want to take a picture. Technically he's breaking rule 1050.9(h)(1) but - other than you, who cares?
  33. 1 point
    And there are many who believe the project as proposed should not go forward at all. And you seem to be saying it is alright to tell representatives one thing and tell or not tel, the public something else. That what they tell, representative to appease them does not matter. I repeat you don't tell representatives that you are delaying the project to obtain additional community input and then close down the input on the web. But this is typical of how DOT has handled every SBS project thus far with lies, distortions and omissions to deliberately mislead the public and reduce opposition. Why is it that you won't find a single SBS report that states a general traffic lane will be converted to an exclusive bus lane? Why is something like 90 percent of the people caught by surprise when SBS starts if publicity was so great? Why is there no mention of any proposed SBS routes on the MTA website? That is where someone would look to go to learn about it, not to the DOT website where if you want to learn about the B82 SBS, you have to look under Southern Brooklyn SBS.
  34. 1 point
    Seen a mini zoo at the 23rd Street station a couple days ago... Pigeons, Cats, Hamsters and various other birds, their was also a dog running running around the platform. I was 😄 at the pigeon causally chilling on the Cat's back. Kinda reminded me of this YT video...
  35. 1 point
    Actually, the reason running rails are shiny is BECAUSE they ARE well-worn. Rails are made of hot-rolled steel - not stainless steel - so the surface will not be shiny unless regularly polished. Regular train traffic effectively polishes the rails. For reference, look at this photo of a track segment on its way to be installed There are specific rules for guard rails on curves based on radius. I remember reading a document outlining them at some point. For straight sections, they're usually installed in places where a derailment would be particularly bad. If I'm not mistaken, nearly all elevated segments have them, to prevent a train from leaving the viaduct and falling to the street in the event of a derailment. Underground, they may be in straight segments where a derailment could cause a train to enter the area of other tracks, or damage critical infrastructure.
  36. 1 point
    Don't shoot the messenger. That's what I heard.
  37. 1 point
    Rumor has it that they will begin testing on the property next month sometime.
  38. 1 point
    For those that want info about the process, see my post about it towards the beginning of the thread. Couple of points: 1) The material you have to learn is not difficult. It is verbatim memorization and applying the rules that you have to memorize, not rocket science. I know because I've studied rocket science, and guess what? ITS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE! 2) This is the internet, shouldn't have to explain further. Please get your info from a reliable source. 3) There are no more "7 shots". From what I understand, our contract has been modified with the carrier such that all the new classes in 18' will be pulled off the trains and brought back to hillside for a certain period of time to qualify. This time, you have only 3 shots. 3 strikes, you're out. 4) For those that are still trying to pass the S&D and get hired, don't worry about qualifying, or the crazy hours, or the "salary". Just take it one step at a time.
  39. 1 point
    Ok perfect. Thank you again for all the help. I realize the whole process isn’t easy, but I know it’s doable with hard work and dedication. Trust me, I’m going hard at this.
  40. 1 point
    Overview is just a day where they give you the hard copy packet of sigs/defs and go over them one by one to make sure everyone has a complete packet. They will give you background on what to expect and make sure you are aware that the process is not easy. That's it. I was out of there within 3-4 hours. Don't sweat the age thing. I came in at 38 with family too. Just go hard, you got everything to gain. Put down buzzers, horns, whistles. Just focus the 5 weeks on sigs/defs. Do those after
  41. 1 point
    I actually used that quiz on the CD to study both in addition to flash cards and it helped me tremendously. I know how to type, so if you don't it wouldn't help but from repetition it was another way of drilling it in my head. My fingers knew by memory what they were almost before my brain could say it. Just saying, it turned out to be helpful tool. I actually almost forgot to send that quiz over to them and remembered with a day to spare. That would've sucked.
  42. 1 point
    You're going to be given the full packet of signals and definitions that must be memorized 100% word-for-word verbatim. The instructor will go through each signal, and then through each definition. They will reiterate over and over again that these must all be memorized 100% word-for-word verbatim. The instructor will probably say the word "verbatim" in excess of 50 times. The instructor will also go through an in-depth overview of what being an A/C is actually like, and will answer any questions you might have about the job. The instructors were conductors themselves at one point, so they're knowledgable. They'll give you a CD with an app you can use to help you study (I don't recommend it, though -- just use flashcards, or Quizlet if you are a fast typer). The CD also has a practice test that you must complete and e-mail back to them within 2 weeks in order to be allowed to take the actual S&D exam. They will tell you the date for the S&D exam (should be exactly 5 weeks later) and then you'll be released for the day.
  43. 1 point
    If you're concerned about getting terminated, then you're not going to like what I'm about to tell you. The entire 12 months you're on probation is an opportunity to be terminated. If you do anything wrong during probation, you could be terminated for it. They used to extend your probation if you got caught, but now they just fire you. If you do your job as you're taught, and study for your tests, you have nothing to worry about. I'm thinking that this job is not for you, Dreamer.
  44. 1 point
    Hey guys, I am an A/C about to go through the qualifying process. There seems to be some confusion regarding tests, how many chances you get, and when you have to take them. To get hired, you need: 1. To be invited by the LIRR to an Open House. This is based solely on the information on your application & resume. 2. To pass the entrance exams given at the Open House. These exams are: Vocabulary Test, Cognitive Test, and a Math Test, and none of these can be studied for. You can either answer the questions or you can't. You are being tested on how your brain works, not what you know. You are only given one chance on these exams; if you fail any one of them, you're no longer under consideration for the job. 3. To be invited to a Signals & Definitions Overview (~6 hour class on how to memorize the S&Ds), followed exactly 5 weeks later by the S&D exam. You must study at least 3 hours a day for these 5 weeks. You must get 100% of the signal aspects correct and at least 80% of the signal indications and definitions correct to pass this exam. You get only one chance at this exam, and if you fail, you're no longer under consideration for the job. If you pass, you'll be interviewed and fitted for a uniform. 4. To pass a background check and physical exam. Once that's done, you'll be contacted with an offer letter and a start date for class. Once you are hired, you start 2.5 months of classroom and field training, which includes more tests: 1. Approximately 5 weeks after class starts, you'll take an Assistant Conductor Book of Rules Exam. While you are taking the written examination, your Timetable and Book of Rules will be inspected by a Rules Examiner to ensure you're keeping it up to date. If you pass the written exam and "book check", you will attend a group verbal exam with the rest of your classmates. Anyone that fails any portion of the A/C Book of Rules Exam will be immediately terminated from the railroad. The 5 weeks of training you get prior to the exam definitely OVER prepares you for the exam, but you absolutely must study every night after class for at least 3-4 hours in order to pass. It's a grueling 5 weeks, but it's totally doable. Very few people actually fail out of the program, but those that do almost always fail because of this particular exam. 2. The next two portions of class are Air Brake and Tickets, and these take about a month combined. Air Brake requires study time at home in order to pass the test, but not as much as you had to study for Rules. Tickets also requires studying, but not as much as for Air Brake or Rules. I'm not aware of anyone ever failing out of class because of Air Brake or Tickets, but I'm sure it's possible. Again, the training instructors do a very good job with making sure everyone knows exactly what is expected of them with regards to the exams. Put in the time and study what you're told to and you'll be fine. Once you pass all the exams, complete your On the Job Training and a week of mentoring with a Conductor, you'll graduate and start working the trains. Approximately 9 months later, you'll be off Probation and it's time to start studying for Qualifying! I'm not going to go into all the details about what the qualifying exams entail, but they are obviously a lot harder than anything you had to do in A/C training. No one knows exactly when they'll be called up to take their Qualifying exams, except it cannot be earlier than 2 years before your hire date, and it can't be later than 5 years after your hire date. The average seems to be about 2.5 years after your hire date, or about 2 years 3 months after you graduated from A/C class. You are given 7 chances per exam for qualifying. If you fail any of the qualifying exams 3 times, you still have a job, but you are "out of service", meaning you're not allowed to work. You have to turn in your hole puncher and everything else you've been given. Basically, you're sitting home studying for a month with no income. If you fail any exam 7 times, you're terminated from the railroad. I do know people who have gotten this far, yes. These exams are not easy, but if you put in the effort and study, you will pass. The average conductor studies for 12 months to pass these exams.
  45. 1 point
    Hey listen, of course they over prepare you.......however, if you're not doing your part it won't ever matter.....you'll still be under prepared. You get out of it what you put in. Don't even sweat the 7 try Conductor qualifying. Of course people fail out.......but again, you get out of it what you put in. You can not come thru into this and not study like crazy. Everything is doable, what you're asking though is not important. You either want this or you don't.
  46. 1 point
    Thanks! I also had my interview on 3/28 and saw 2 other guys there. At the medical I saw 1 other. I went Tuesday but couldn't pass the vision so I had to get glasses. I passed the next day.
  47. 1 point
    1st part is with a physical therapist...climb into and out of a simulated train. Walk over a bench, on tracks and 3 steps on a 2x4. Simple 2nd part is with a nurse. Height weight BP vision and hearing 3rd part is with a doctor. Check your heart, lungs, check for hernias, reflexes and make sure you have no back/shoulder injuries. I might be forgetting some but I think that was it.
  48. 1 point
    Really? congrats! when did you do your interview and how many people were on medical btw? I did interview on 03/28/18 and I'm still waiting for an email/call.
  49. 1 point
    this guy have no clue what he's talking about. good luck to you bro. you just don't have what it takes to get through probation and give your best to qualify. yes qualifying is hard but like you said they give you 7 tries. if 7 tries is not enough for you then the problem is you. i did it with a lot of responsibilities (family, mortgage etc.) i was with my last employer for 23yrs and it was worth switching careers. i made the sacrifice and with the support of my family and friends we are now enjoying what i worked hard for. yes it is not for everyone. your life will change but it get better the longer you stay. job is so easy and they are not out there to fire you. all you have to do is show up on time, do what you are supposed to do and then go home. you don't take any BS home. sorry you felt differently but don't give any negativity to potential AC's if you haven't gone through the whole thing including qualifying. to the newcomers: please disregard this guys post. there are no easy tests. qualifying is hard but over 1000 guys did it. hours are crazy but it gets better with time. again, nothing is easy in life. hard work pays. this guy just what it easy. keep dreaming dreamer
  50. 1 point
    What in god's name are you talking about? 1st off, you get out what you put in. I came here like everyone else. I was determined to do this. I stayed positive, studied like crazy and made it through. I scored 100 on my signals/definitions cause I was that hungry. Went through class still hungry for the job, high scores throughout. Off to work trains and I make sure I'm doing what they pay me to do. It's really quite easy. I'm not in fear of getting fired, and everyone I've met has been ultra helpful. I wouldn't trade this or doubt it. Some people just don't have the fire to do it.......you can't half ass this.
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