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New Intercity Fleet Project Update

Nov 10, 2017Bulletins

Bulletin74 – 2017

New Intercity Fleet Project Update

Your RTBU project team continues to participate in weekly consultation workshops about the roll out of the New Intercity Fleet with NSW Trains management.

These meetings are a chance for your RTBU team to provide critical and constructive feedback on all of NSW Trains’ presentations. Importantly, they are also a chance to raise all the limitations of driver-only operation. In addition, they are a chance to explain to management the vital role guards play in;

  1. Safe working on trains across our network;
  2. Managing the train and platform interface;
  3. Identifying, reporting and responding to emergencies;
  4. Liaising with emergency services;
  5. Delivering first aid;
  6. Detecting and fixing train faults;
  7. Helping people living with disabilities and special needs; and
  8. Providing excellent customer service during normal working and network failure.

The message to management is clear – the safest way to run the railway is with guards on trains. This view has been solidly supported by drivers as well!

For Information on these discussions, contact our RTBU NIF project team on project team on 9264 2511.

Issued by: Authorised by:
Mick Cartwright


Alex Claassens

Branch Secretary

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