I posted a similar thread in the employment section about three weeks ago and didn't get a response so I thought i'd try my luck in the Trams and Light Rail section.
Basically i'm considering a career change and am trying to find out as much information as possible about a tram drivers position with Yarra Trams. I'm hoping someone is able to share their experiences and let me know such things as pro's and con's, approximate pay, length of shifts, expected and available overtime and so on. Another important aspect is if you have the opportunity to select your preferred depot to work from. Out of curiosity, how and when do rest breaks occur? Do you swap with another driver at designated locations or do you just eat etc on board? And lastly, how many return trips do you do in a shift? This will obviously vary greatly between routes, but using route 70 to wattle park for example, would you do about 3-4 trips?
Any information regarding the role is greatly appreciated.