Old Sep 16, 19, 9:55 am
Join Date: Nov 2010
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Originally Posted by UKtravelbear View Post
@rapidex the same applies to the trains.

govia failed to recruit enough drivers despite knowing years in advance when drivers were expected to retire and their route expansion plan. A s relied on over time to cover especially weekends,

Drivers scheduled to be trained on new routes and trains were then diverted to operate services so when the new schedule come in very few had had the route specific training and certification they had to have to operate a train.

When they did recruit the trainers were overwhelmed and then normal drivers saw that and didn’t then want the promotion to be a trainer.

over time is all very well and is generally used to cover unscheduled events. It shouldn’t be used to maintain a service for any lengthy period of time.
It caused some grief with our Peterborough to LGW trains, which were completely unreliable at the start.
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