News Menu

RSS logo
Updated : 24-Feb-2020

Log in to


Main Menu

News and Events


For those that don't know, the normal method of applying for Ad-Hoc leave is suspended for specified days over the Christmas and New Year period and replaced by a draw.

Anyone that wishes Ad-Hoc for the following dates ...
... Must submit an Ad-Hoc leave draw form to Waterloo LDC no later than the 1st of May 2020.

The draw will be carried out WC 04.05.2020 by the Waterloo LDC.

All applicants for each day will have their names put into a container, then drawn randomly one by one. The first person drawn for a particular day will be given number 1, second person 2 etc... until all applicants have been drawn. The full list will then be given to CRO. Those within the depot quota will get leave. If the CRO can grant leave over the depot quota, this will be done in strict draw order. Anyone applying for ad-hoc after the draw deadline will be added to the bottom of the list in the order received.

The result of the draw will be posted in the members area. If you want to apply, go see the LDC and get a form. The LDC are currently located in the office usually used by the Head of Drivers.

You can download the draw form to print off here as an Adobe Acrobat PDF.

If you prefer, you can download as a MS word DOC file.





Bournemouth H&S have advised that with immediate effect the raised walkway in Poole sidings is not to be used due to potentially unsafe walking conditions.

Weather damage and contamination to the non-slip walking boards has created trip and slip hazards, plus there is a need to re-apply the yellow safety markings each side of the walkway which have become hard to see in daylight. Due to frequent lighting outages, the markings become invisible during the hours of darkness.

The sidings remain open, but only where the driver works the same train out that they work in.





Download the Company Council newsletter entitled : SPAD SPECIAL.





The January 2020 driver vacancy list (posted on the 1st of January) is now available to download.

Notes :
  1. Applications must be received by the 15th of January.
  2. Successful applicants list to be posted in members area on or after the 29th of January.
  3. Move take place on the 10th of February






On Sunday the 5th of January, the following drivers will move into the link aat the line shown below :-

Link 1
J. FINDLAY vice VAC line 15

Link 2
J. STEPHENSON vice VAC line 18
A. LANGLEY vice J. FINDLAY line 20

Link 3
G. QUARSHIE-FOLI vice A. LANGLEY line 05
L. PEART vice J. STEPHENSON line 16
M. ILSAM vice VAC line 11

Link 4
S. KONDZIELA vice G. QUARSHIE-FOLI line 19
M. BELL vice L. PEART line 18
K. MIAH vice M. ILSAM line 01
S. DAVEY vice VAC line 21
S. PURCELL vice VAC line 5
J. BRIGGS vice VAC line 28





The master roster for WEF 15.12.2019 (version2) is now available at the bottom of the rosters page. FTA duties are highlighted in red. *FDs are now shown.





The October 2019 driver vacancy list (posted on the 6th of November) is now available to download.

Notes :
  1. Applications must be received by the 20th of November.
  2. Successful applicants list to be posted in members area on or after the 4th of December.






SWR have issued a supplement to our schedule card abbreviations and you can download them here.

To clarify : The above is a full list of codes that TPU use within timings at station stops (13U02 for example). It doesn't alter the work codes like DWRP which are still available here .





The August 2019 driver vacancy list (posted on the 8th of September) is now available to download.

Notes :
  1. Applications must be received by the 18th of September.
  2. Successful applicants list to be posted in members area on or after the 2nd of October.
Apologies for the late posting of this Footplate Vacancy list.