Shuttle With Sweltering Train Operator's Cab Taken Out of Service

TWU Local 100 gets action.

A Grand Central Shuttle train was taken out of service Wednesday morning after the Train Operator – acting on advice from RTO leadership – reported that his cab’s air-conditioning wasn’t working and it was unsafe to operate due the excessive heat.

RTO departmental officers have been instructing train crews to put safety first during this heat wave. The message: If temperatures spike, and the cab's air-conditioning system is broken, tell the RCC it's unsafe to operate.

The Train Operator on the Shuttle called RCC after being advised to do so by B-Division Vice Chair Kenneth Rivera, who went to the Grand Central Shuttle to investigate a report to RTO from Train Operator Patricia Phillip that a T/O was assigned a hot cab.

Read our Heat Safety flyer here.

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