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Sydney Trains

The RTBU NSW Locomotive Division represents employees of Sydney Trains.

Blue Mountains line to be shut after extensive fire damage

Passenger trains will have to wait until damage to power equipment and signals is repaired after the horror fire at Gospers Mountain. The line is said to be closed for the next couple of months […] Read More »

Sydenham Junction Infrastructure Changes

Dec 31, 2019

 The Locomotive Division wishes to inform Members of developments in regard to training for the signalling and infrastructure changes at Sydenham Junction due to be cut-in on 5 January 2020.  The Division is disappointed that […] Read More »

Train Crew Christmas & NYE Claims & Entitlements 2019/2020

Dec 23, 2019

After consultation with Sydney Trains regarding claims and entitlements for train crew for the Xmas/NYE roster the below table has been agreed by both parties. Altered working provisions such as extra kilometres still apply. Click […] Read More »

Sydney Trains Driver Trainers Update

Nov 22, 2019

The Locomotive Division wishes to provide an update to Members in relation to the ongoing issues and talks concerning Driver Trainers with Sydney Trains. Another meeting was attended today in which it was clear that […] Read More »

Western Line services miss on-time running targets

Oct 25, 2019

New statistics have revealed that Western Line services haven’t met their monthly on-time running targets at all this year. Many Western Line services were delayed and cancelled this year, particularly at peak periods where commuters […] Read More »

Sydney Trains fined for being unable to carry out duty to protect workers

Sep 4, 2019

In 2016, Charles Lagaaia was killed after being hit by a train while working on the tracks. A Sydney Trains employee for 26 years, the courts have found that the employer failed to protect him […] Read More »

Sydney Metro: the delays continue

Aug 20, 2019

A mechanical problem has left Sydney Metro commuters stranded today for the third Tuesday in a row. There was a 15 minute gap between services which backed up the network and kept some waiting for […] Read More »

Sydney Trains Drivers’ Taskforce Update

Aug 16, 2019

Your Locomotive Division Representatives recently took part in the bi-monthly Sydney Trains Drivers Issues Taskforce held at Auburn Stabling Yard. Sydney Trains representatives discussed operational changes which included moving to a 24/7 rostering model, creation […] Read More »

ATP Equipment – Change to OSCAR H Set Preparation Procedure

Aug 9, 2019

Sydney Trains are currently rolling out a briefing for drivers concerning the changing of the H Set OSCAR preparation procedure. OSCAR sets have progressively upgraded with new technology. The upgrade results in an adjustment to […] Read More »

Sydney Trains Dispute Win: Altered Working Extra Kilometres

Jun 14, 2019

The Locomotive Division wishes to advise members of the positive outcome to an outstanding dispute regarding non-payment of extra kilometres on altered working. This dispute arose at Penrith Depot after Sydney Trains ceased paying extra […] Read More »

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