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Terminating at Unattended Locations

Apr 16, 2019Bulletins

Bulletin: 31/19

To:  Sydney Train Guards,

 

Terminating at Unattended Locations

 

After a number of assaults on our members at unattended locations, Sydney Trains agreed to meet with us, to address your safety concerns.

 

On the 11th March, we met with Sydney Trains management to address the issue and we also raised concerns with the new TfNSW timetable which will require trains to be terminated at unattended locations. We suggested that we should look at terminating trains at attended locations such as Strathfield or Lidcombe.

 

However, due to the timetable already being released that request could not be considered.

 

Following our discussions we can now confirm that Sydney Trains has put in place security officer contracts for the following terminating locations:

 

  • Homebush – 7 days a week from approximately 22.00 hours to 02.00 hours (to commence shortly)
  • Gordon – 7 days a week from approximately 23.30 hours to 02.00 hours (commencing from 28th April)

 

A security officer will also be placed at Schofields and Quakers Hill after 22.00 hours for special events and track work where train services are to be terminated and depart as non-revenue services.

 

We would like to thank all members and Delegates for their constant vigilance for the safety of their workmates.

 

If any members become aware of any changes to the new security staffing agreement at those locations please contact the RTBU office on (02) 9264 2511 or nswho@rtbu-nsw.asn.au

 

 

Issued by: Authorised by:
Craig Turner

Rail Operations Division Secretary

Alex Claassens

Branch Secretary

 

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