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Job Security for LIRR Block Operator

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As the LIRR moves towards centralizing signal and switching systems, how would that pan out for Block Operator job security? Does anyone have an idea on when that would be completed? I ask because I'm currently in the pre-employment process for Block Operator Trainee, and have concerns that as the LIRR moves towards centralized train control and signal switching, that I may be laid off or fired. 

Regardless, I will pursue employment with the LIRR for this position and make the best of it while I can. If anyone has any higher level knowledge or can bring things into better understanding for me please drop the knowledge here. I guess a similar situation would be when Metro North Railroad switched over completely to centralized train control, for the guys that have been there a while, what happened with those signalers or block operators. 

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