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  1. Yes, it is written and you have to write definition.
  2. There are some from June waiting as well. I think it will depend on scores/ratings and interview. There will be one more class for this year. That’s how I heard it at my interview.
  3. I’m reviewing sporadically. It’s amazing what the mind can retain when you ingrain it in. I do make mistakes when I review but since I have been learning a new job I’m ensuring I learn that I don’t take away from that. But as I being to practice again it goes along smoothly and I remember again. And I’m with you @Lirrdream checking that email constantly. I’ll be honest, I just started a new job with the state. The benefits are awesome as you build time. The salary isn’t the same but then the stress levels are almost non-existent. But there is something about driving trains that appeals to me. I have always loved trains, as cliche as it may sound. So I am hoping for this. Im sure we will begin to hear something at the end of this month. @Stephen becker if you were interviewed you are set to go on to the next step. When that may be is something that can’t be measured. Just be ready when it comes. Learning the definitions and signals is complete dedication. I didn’t drink or party for all 5 weeks that I was studying and preparing. Barely did anything social and was working my previous job. And it paid off as I was only one of 3 or 4 (heard conflicting accounts) out of about 26. It’s nerve wrecking but so gratifying when you know you passed.
  4. Nothing yet. I imagine it will be like the other emails/notifications. Sent out about two weeks before the start date. And that’s if we are selected.
  5. CONGRATS!!! I’m sure it’s well deserved. How many qualified with you?
  6. Afternoon, Those that work at LIRR, does this proposed restructuring plan affect the hiring of engineers? I know it has been said that the department is short, but I figured I ask to possibly remove doubt. Thanks!
  7. Next phase 1 class. Its standard questions about the job. And they give some scenarios that could happen. I had three of them and they were very nice, I was comfortable.
  8. Just finished my panel. They spoke about the next class being in September, if not then next year. I feel good but it will linger until I hear from them lol.
  9. The pool of candidates begins after the open house. From what I understand you are rated at every step in the process. I took my S&D exam on June 8th and their were people from my open house on 4/9 just invited to the last S&D overview on June 15th. And I have my panel interview tomorrow 2 1/2 weeks after my exam. And I believe @Steven trejo had his panel around a month after his test and was contacted 2 1/2 weeks after his test for that interview. So the best thing is to be patient. There is no exact timeline to the process. Be ready when the time comes though cause the S&D is no joke. I would suggest reading through this thread. There is great insight and advice given throughout the life of it. And if you can’t give time to read through it, then you won’t give the time to study properly for the S&D.
  10. Interesting, thanks for sharing. Best of luck. My interview is next week. Looking forward to it.
  11. It has the Q on the face of the app and I guess the color purple.
  12. Thanks @drenyce311 that’s a good clarification.
  13. That is correct Elaine. When one makes it to phase 2 they are employees of LIRR and then will you get a lump sum payment for phase 1. There is a medical and background done between phase 1 and 2.
  14. Congrats! One thing I read on this forum was to begin with definitions. For me, it made everything else easier to learn and, believe it or not, understand it better. Then I tackled signals which I found easier than one would imagine. There are 126 but the names are the same for more than one and a lot of them are pretty similar, at least for me. Indications are very similar from signal to signal. I made associations that allowed me to register it quicker. Thanks for the heads up about phase 1. It gives me a good gauge as to when I could expect to let my employer know I will need to leave a little early on Wednesday’s. I actually began a new job and hope it doesn’t pose a problem. It’s amazing how everything has happened so quickly. But like I said before, if it’s meant to work out, the Lord will make it work. As for what @drenyce311 says about the rule book, if those that passed can do it on their own, we will be able to do it with instruction. No one should be giving up after 5 weeks of intense studying and training. That’s my stand on it. But there has been enough warning about the road getting tougher. So we all should be on the same page as to what to expect and prepare to bust our booties. This opportunity is better than what I’m doing now, although it’s still a state entity, but I will not go without a fight. Good Luck to all on your S&D studying. 3-4 hours daily is good and the Quizlet app helped a lot. Just make sure the definitions are the same as the handout. There can be differences.
  15. Just called LIRR back and received official word that I PASSED!!!! Panel is on June 27!!! What a sigh of relief!!

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