customer service ambassador bombardier go train
Any input will be greatly appreciated.
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You are right to take this info into consideration and to be cautious. First, working in rail operations is not an easy job. There is big difference between light rail and heavy rail operations.chrisjacksonnnn wrote: ↑ I also got a call and email for this information session. Mine is actually tomorrow but I have decided not to attend.
After doing some further research on the position I discovered that Bombardier will not be operating GO Trains after their contract expires with Metrolinx in 2023.
This basically means that Bombardier Train Operators and Customer Service Ambassadors will be out of a job in 5 years.
You may want to take this into consideration if determining a career choice here.
Heres a link to the story: http://toronto.citynews.ca/2017/07/21/m ... go-trains/
Feb 15th, 2018 1:07 pm
I'm pretty sure CN did run the trains until a few years ago.This_is_your_Captain wrote: ↑ You are right to take this info into consideration and to be cautious. First, working in rail operations is not an easy job. There is big difference between light rail and heavy rail operations.
Heavy rail being more dangerous due to the size, power, greater speeds, loads of the trains. Second, Bombardier is showing itself to be a problematic company (both air and rail divisions). That said, in the article you quoted the following doesn't make sense to me:
" However, Aikins said the winning bidder wouldn’t be precluded from using the services of Bombardier and the other two companies to operate and maintain the trains."
How does this make sense??
Also, why aren't CN or CP (or maybe even VIA Rail which has expertise in passenger rail service since the late '70s) operating GO trains to begin with? Many of the tracks GO uses were once, or are currently, owned by these rail companies. For example the Milton line is owned by CP Rail. And CN is regarded as the best Class 1 railway in North America with decades of experience.
And finally, why doesn't Metrolinx just establish its own in-house train operations division so they don't have to contract out?
If Bombardier does not get to operate the trains after 2023, I would think a fair number of their current employees would get re-hired by whomever wins the contract. But I could be wrong on that.
If there are any Bombardier-GO Train operators/CSA on here I'd be curious to hear about how you find the job and if you recommend it to prospective applicants..