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Re: NJT Multilevels

Posted by 5301 Fishbowl on Fri Jun 5 07:20:30 2009, in response to Re: NJT Multilevels, posted by Fred G on Fri Jun 5 07:05:34 2009.

I work two RVL westbounds where we have multi levels, and we have 5 out of the 6 cars open. And for whatever reason, the company won't staff a middle man on either of the trains, just the conductor and me (even when there are 25-30 guys laying in on the extra list most days). As a result, when we leave Newark, each of us have to work all 5 cars, I do the top, the conductor does the bottom. And the "middle" level is gotten by whoever gets there first.

What does this mean? On multilevels, I have to walk 425 feet and 40 steps to collect the fares out of Newark. If we had the normal equipment, we would have all 6 cars open, and gues what? I would only have to walk 255 feet and no steps, if I work to meet the conductor and we work 3 cars apiece.

And I won't even get into the fact that the anunciators have trouble trainlining and the regular PA sysytem is muffled and barely audible.


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