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Transit Jobs NOW!!! Coast Mountain Bus is HIRING!

Discussion in 'Employment and Students' started by Superchecker, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. TypeRNammer

    TypeRNammer Full Member

    It was great seeing a trolley doing training revenue service a few days ago doing the 41 route!
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  2. GuyinNorthVan

    GuyinNorthVan Junior Member


    Just completed week 4 of training. I will start Line Training on Tuesday.
    In my class (#6) we continue alive 12/12 trainees. :up:
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  3. Vancouver747

    Vancouver747 New Member

    I received "the call" today....I start training April 25!!!
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  4. GuyinNorthVan

    GuyinNorthVan Junior Member

    Congrats!! You'll be in Class #9
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  5. Gc13

    Gc13 Junior Member

    Guess there's a class 8 running about now. Good to not be on the bottom.
  6. Superchecker

    Superchecker Active Member


    I sent you a quick PM too..
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2016
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  7. ConventionalMan

    ConventionalMan Full Member

    Nice! Good luck!
  8. ConventionalMan

    ConventionalMan Full Member

    In case anyone's interested, some of the new coaches have rolled out in Burnaby today. Nice shiny new artics like the ones in Surrey last month. I'm driving the 135 afternoons for the rest of the week... here's hoping there's a shiny new toy for me to play with later!
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  9. Superchecker

    Superchecker Active Member

    Seems like I'll be getting the 2013 artics on my #620 too.
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  10. Superchecker

    Superchecker Active Member

    FYI: I few new Office type jobs have been added by TransLink and Transit Police. www.translink.ca/careers/ as well as clicking onto Transit Police too.
  11. GuyinNorthVan

    GuyinNorthVan Junior Member


    Today was my second line-instruction day... Everything is going very well....can't wait to be on my own. Today's instructor Danny... is a very nice guy!
    I heard that one of my classmates couldn't handle the trolleys...didn't pass the training. :(

    ....I prefer the diesel buses!! ....trolleys not that much :S
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  12. Kr6505

    Kr6505 Full Member

    Hey everyone! I finally received an email from HR asking to send him my ICBC documents again. Hopefully this means I'll start training soon... Fingers crossed. Thank god I have a job already in the mean time otherwise I'd be snookered! Lol
  13. rony1980

    rony1980 New Member

    hi ,
    I am new to this forum i have passed my video test and had given my panel interview yesterday but no news till date.
    I have gone through the form there r people who have got their interview result same day so i am bit tensed now.
    can anybody share their timeline.

    Thanks n Regards
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  14. TypeRNammer

    TypeRNammer Full Member

    I try to stay away from the Nova's as much as possible.

    Every time I'm pulling into a bus stop, it feels in yanking on an angry pit bull with a leash. Especially the ones with the vehicle number 96XX and up. 9550 and up I can tolerate those as the retarders are not as crazy.

    Unfortunately for my next sheet that I signed, 75% of my work is diesel.
  15. Superchecker

    Superchecker Active Member

    Yeah! Best of luck! If you haven't gone out and ridden any shuttle routes, that wouldn't hurt to do so. Some Ops are more talkative than others.
  16. Superchecker

    Superchecker Active Member

    Welcome! Best of Luck!

    There is no concrete timeline, but generally it can take a week or two, or three, between each hoop you have to go thru.
    Some go from application to training in as little as about 3 months; others wait closer to 6 months or even longer.

    Training classes for Conventional run every 2 weeks, with roughly a dozen in each class. Sometimes more, sometimes less.

    If you haven't ridden any city trolley routes, it used to be highly recommended to go out on a Fri or Sat night and ride a #3 or 8 or 20.
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  17. rony1980

    rony1980 New Member

    Yes as recommended before my interview i took ride on route 10 an 20 for couple of hours and even they asked me in interview that whether i took the ride.
    My concern is i have seen in the forum that those people who got selected got reply same day but i haven't one day passed.
    I am working in a bank. They told me i will get reply within a week.
  18. Superchecker

    Superchecker Active Member

    I wouldn't be overly concerned. It's all about how soon they need trainees for training.

    Things can go rather slow at Transit and then all of a sudden: You have a training date!

    I went thru the process nearly 25 years ago now, and it took me 4 months, and I was already an employee here!
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  19. ConventionalMan

    ConventionalMan Full Member

    I can attest to that... I too was already employed by the company, as a driver even (shuttle), and I waited 6 months for conventional training to open up.

    Hang in there! And welcome!
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  20. ConventionalMan

    ConventionalMan Full Member

    I'm with you on that one lol.

    You will find that once you're out on your own you'll become more relaxed. Something about not having someone peering over your shoulder all the time!
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