Innovation to help us move forward: Theo’s bright idea helps prevent accidental reverses

TCS-Priorities-icons5A Trainer Driver from Mortdale has just won an innovation award after developing a device to help tackle a long-standing issue related to a Tangara’s movement system.

After witnessing one of his trainees accidentally attempt to power his train backwards, Theo recognised the need for change and set about creating a solution.

“For people who aren’t familiar with a T-set’s dashboard, an ‘accidental reverse’ occurs because forward and backward movements are controlled by a lever known as a reverser,” explained Theo.

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Train Crew deliver relief to a drought affected community

Teams in Train Crewing and Support have pitched in for drought stricken farmers by donating food and supplies.

The coordinated drive led by Guard Gretchen Wilson will see countless items delivered to a community currently struggling through the big dry.

The non-perishable goods which have been provided will now be made into relief hampers and given to a group of families in the Murrurundi region.

In discussing her call-out for help, Gretchen said: “I’ve been well and truly overwhelmed by the response of everyone.

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The countdown is on: NYE plans enter advanced stage   

TCS-Priorities-icons2Operational plans for New Year’s Eve (NYE) entered an advanced stage this week with focus now shifting to implementation.

Train Crewing and Support’s Karen McCarthy is leading Sydney Trains’ NYE project team and she said the work currently going on behind-the-scenes will help ensure the organisation is ready for its biggest night of the year.

“It’s no secret that we experienced significant network disruption before and after the midnight celebrations in 2018/19,” said the Deputy Executive Director.

“We took important learnings from this and have since developed strategies to enhance Sydney Trains’ operational readiness for this year’s event.

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