ARTC Network Controllers

 
  Steve82 Junior Train Controller


Hi everyone.

Just wondering if anyone who is a network controller with ARTC would be able to give an insight into what the job is like?? I would imagine it would be a pretty high pressure job, but at the same time an interesting one as well.  If there is a link on here for a similer thread please feel free to PM me with it.

Cheers

steve82

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  jcsaws63 Locomotive Driver

Location: 200Mts from the 535k post
Did anyone here back from ARTC?
  seb2351 Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Did anyone here back from ARTC?
jcsaws63
Nope, surprising how quick they were last time.
  jcsaws63 Locomotive Driver

Location: 200Mts from the 535k post
Hi Seb,
Did you apply?
JC
  seb2351 Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Hi Seb,
Did you apply?
JC
jcsaws63
Indeed, something I want to work towards. Though I am not entirely upset if I didnt get it, got a pretty good job as it is Smile
  jcsaws63 Locomotive Driver

Location: 200Mts from the 535k post
Thanks for the reply.
I think it may suit me better than a trainee driver, and would be better than one part time and one Casual job.
One can only hope we hear soon. All the best.
Cheers
JC
  jcsaws63 Locomotive Driver

Location: 200Mts from the 535k post
Well got home at 22.30. Got the email I didn't want.

"It is with regret that I advise your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.



You may appreciate that the number and calibre of applications received for this role exceeded our expectations."


Good luck to those that did.
  seb2351 Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Well got home at 22.30. Got the email I didn't want.

"It is with regret that I advise your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

You may appreciate that the number and calibre of applications received for this role exceeded our expectations."

Good luck to those that did.
jcsaws63
Funny, was JUST about to post the same thing.
  bullring Locomotive Fireman

They say high quality but yet to see it.
  pradnapper Station Staff

If they are not looking at you Seb, the calibre must be high IMO.
  HeadShunt Chief Train Controller

They say high quality but yet to see it.
bullring
Yeah, I'm not too sure about that, either. Then again, their job is a bit of a mess.
  LocoLocoDriver Beginner

Did anyone apply for the most recent round? They closed on Oct 13th i think.
  Junction box Chief Commissioner

Location: newy
I put my hand up, not sure how I will go, there is much prejudices in that region.
Busy job with much phone work, the TOA form has been made a complicated mess, the signalling is the easy bit with the Train Control graph the bit that will need mastering as well as TCR reports, rolling stock systems and myriad of forms, stock and people on track, CAN forms, equipment failure, train break downs and customer liasons, it would be never ending but if you get good at it becomes easier over the months.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
I put my hand up, not sure how I will go, there is much prejudices in that region.
Busy job with much phone work, the TOA form has been made a complicated mess, the signalling is the easy bit with the Train Control graph the bit that will need mastering as well as TCR reports, rolling stock systems and myriad of forms, stock and people on track, CAN forms, equipment failure, train break downs and customer liasons, it would be never ending but if you get good at it becomes easier over the months.
Junction box
You'll be right - you have obviously mastered the use of acronyms that are meaningless to most people already.
  jcsaws63 Locomotive Driver

Location: 200Mts from the 535k post
I did not see or hear anything advertised in Junee. Or was it else where???
  LocoLocoDriver Beginner

Thanks for the description there Junction Box, you are a gentleman and a scholar.

Funnily enough those acronyms don't throw me off too much.

Seems like a pretty good job to get if you can get in.
  JimYarin Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
I put my hand up, not sure how I will go, there is much prejudices in that region.
Busy job with much phone work, the TOA form has been made a complicated mess, the signalling is the easy bit with the Train Control graph the bit that will need mastering as well as TCR reports, rolling stock systems and myriad of forms, stock and people on track, CAN forms, equipment failure, train break downs and customer liasons, it would be never ending but if you get good at it becomes easier over the months.
Junction box

Is this a good example of a train graph?



What is it's purpose?
  waxyzebu Locomotive Driver

Is this a good example of a train graph?



What is it's purpose?
JimYarin


It's for planning all train movements including single line crossings / proceed authorities / work on track etc in a given area for a given period. They can be delivered to the train controller as a blank sheet or with all timetabled movements already shown. Actual movements can then be plotted by hand using different coloured ink, based on information reports from signallers; work on track details can be inserted as a reminder not to send trains into an area for a certain period of time. They can also be produced solely by computer using modern signal control systems. The traditional graph is coming to be seen as obsolete and there is talk of phasing them out at Sydney Trains, where they are mostly used for recording work on track and non vital planning purposes (like finding gaps in the passenger traffic to run freight). Not sure about ARTC, which has a lot of single lines, but uses more computerised train control technology than Sydney Trains.

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