Tap on to an Opal reader before 16 October

Employee Opal travel pass update

If you haven’t already, you have until 16 October to tap your employee card onto an Opal reader to receive your travel pass update.

Since Friday 10 August, an update has been available to Sydney Trains Enterprise Agreement Employee Opal cards to allow tap on and tap off functionality to additional agreed services.

For this update to be applied to your card, your Employee Opal card must be tapped to an Opal reader at gates or access points across eligible transport services – trains, buses, ferries and light rail. Continue reading “Tap on to an Opal reader before 16 October”

Getting to grips with the new B-sets

The new B-sets have started rolling onto the network in Sector 2 prompting a flurry of excitement from customers and employees alike.

Whilst they look shiny and new, their operation is the same as an A set with some noticeable improvements which have been detailed in a General Instruction (a copy is available in the B-set cab). They include:

  • The master controller is comfortable and smooth
  • The CCTV screens are much higher resolution
  • It’s an overall smooth ride for customers and crew

Matthew Wilson a Driver at Central Depot shares his thoughts, and excitement, about being one of the first to drive a B-set. Continue reading “Getting to grips with the new B-sets”

On your marks – register for the JP Morgan Challenge

Sydney Trains is inviting employees to participate in the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge.

This event is expected to attract over 8,000 competitors – and whether you walk, jog, or run, it should be great fun.

The event is a 5.6km race held in Centennial Park on Wednesday 31 October at 6.30 pm.

If you take part in this event, Sydney Trains will provide a rebate of $30.00 on your entry fee. Continue reading “On your marks – register for the JP Morgan Challenge”

Going above and beyond

It was all smiles on Thursday 20 September when senior leaders, including Hayden Donoghue and Howard Collins, recognised exceptional employee performance within Train Crewing and Support.

In front of their friends and families, employees were recognised across the categories of Customer Service, Operational Excellence and Safety.

From customer announcements and assistance to working with police, winners demonstrated outstanding professionalism and customer focus. Continue reading “Going above and beyond”

Train Crewing getting behind R U OK? Day

‘R U OK?’ That’s the question that employees around the network took the time to ask their friends, colleagues and family on Thursday 13 September.

An impressive number of events were held across Train Crewing and Support in support of our national day of action dedicated to reminding everyone that any day is the day to ask, “Are you ok?”.

Below are some photos from the day’s events:

Hayden Donoghue, Executive Director, with the team at Flemington Maintenance Centre

Continue reading “Train Crewing getting behind R U OK? Day”

Make every day an R U OK? Day

On 13 September, Australia will support ‘R U OK? Day’ – an initiative to increase suicide protection through meaningful connections and conversations.

Within Sydney Trains, a number of events are taking place across the network to encourage employees to start a conversation and stay connected with their friends, family and colleagues.

Train Crewing and Support events include: Continue reading “Make every day an R U OK? Day”

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