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mediccjh

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  1. No one is admitted after 1 am. The passengers that are already on the train at that time have to get off when the train gets to the terminal.
  2. My condolences, @beanz. If the student messes up (hits a signal, overrun), it is not on the trainer. Trust me on this one. Schoolcar is not always a safety net; depending on the number of infractions and what they are, the probie can get terminated. I know people aren't perfect. Just do your job to the best of your ability, and don't lie if something happens. Managers will come down harder on you if you lie; down here, the cover-up is worse than the crime. DO NOT USE THAT SITE! As for everyone else: HAVE PATIENCE. I was on the list from the 2009 test. I didn't get hired until 2012 because of the hiring freeze, and that's even with my list number being 56. There is going to be (another) wave of mass retirements once The Plague settles down; it is starting to happen now. Sit back and wait. It will come to you. Trust me (and @RTOMan will back me up on this one).
  3. The R32s are retired and are NOT coming out to play. Sorry to get your hopes up (including mine, since I told my boss I was gonna take one for a joyride). Trains will be running normal, with some adjustments since the junkboxes, er, 179s, are having their lemon issues (again).
  4. Not likely, since there is work on CPW most weekends anyway.
  5. The issue people have with R68As is not trusting the train. They take a brake, and since it's not instant, take more brake. The more brake you take, the longer it takes to kick in. Now you have too much brake, release it all, and poof, you're out. If you have at least 15 lbs in the tank, the train will stop where you want it to. You just have to be patient and let the brake kick in. When releasing, never go beyond the snowbrake notch. This ensures you have air in the tank. The R68As have good brakes. You just have to be a little patient and wait for them to kick in. R62s are a little easier than the R68As. But it's only going to be mastered with practice, practice, and practice.
  6. You are allowed to read and/or use electronics on authorized breaks in the crew rooms. If you do it in the cab, you will be taken out of service.
  7. Oh, they're gonna learn quickly when it hits them in the wallet when they get sent home for the day.
  8. One of the reasons I make sure that when my crews are doing a good job, I tell them such.
  9. You really think that's a good idea to post in a public forum in which TA supervisors and management view???
  10. Almost 6.5 years later, and my thread is still going strong. Those of you in the IRT on the midnights, you'll see me. Like @RTOMan says, don't be afraid to ask the questions. You're only as good as your last move. My job is to provide a school of instruction as needed, so feel free to pick my brain. I like sharing my knowledge. Good luck, and be careful out there.
  11. Folks, have patience. You will be called; trust me. That's all you need to know.
  12. You cannot add more trains, let alone another line, to Central Park West on the weekends due to all the GOs. Between the work being done on 6 Av, and the occasional work on CPW, the trains are stacked as it is.
  13. This is one of the reason I've been for forward-facing cameras in the cabs. You'll see more T/Os get exonerated.
  14. PD gets called to deal with homeless. PD tells them to get off the train. They refuse. PD tells them either jail or hospital. They choose hospital. PD calls EMS. EMS takes to hospital, tying up EMS for utter horseshit. Person takes up space at ER, gets a hot meal, and is discharged since there is no medical condition. Person goes back to street, and train. Repeat until the end of the world. There's only so much we can do on our end, since they have the right to be on the train since there is no time limit listed on how long a customer is allowed to be in the system (at least that's how the courts saw it).
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