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    Berlin: How to use the Public Transport Network – How to get around? – visitBerlin
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    Berlin: How to use the Public Transport Network – How to get around? – visitBerlin

    November 14, 2019


    Hey there, need a helping hand finding
    your way? Here are the basics on how to use the public transportation system for the next
    time you visit Berlin. To get around, public transportation offers
    subways, Trams and a complex system with different kinds of busses. But don’t get too confused! Let’s concentrate on the S- and U-Bahn – that’s
    how you call the subway in Berlin – since most sights won’t take longer than a short
    walk from the next station. Take a brief look at the route map: It’s separated
    in three different fare zones A, B & C. Behold! Almost any sights and attractions
    are located within or around the circle line. So unless you have Potsdam or the Schönefeld Airport on your route, it’s totally sufficient buying an AB ticket! See that circle? Good! That’s the Ringbahn
    or let’s say line S41/42 – it spans the inner city and is your line of choice, if you wanna
    go from one of these districts to another Now before you start your daytrip: consider
    at least 30 minutes travel time or if you have appointments, maybe 45 minutes – just in
    case! Don’t worry though, you won’t get bored – – it’s this one place where bankers, punks
    and the granny from next door cross paths. Be ready to meet some eccentric characters! Oh and of course, don’t forget the ticket:
    You can buy it at any station. Find one of these yellow or grey ticket machines located on
    the platform. Choose between different tariffs depending on the length of your stay to be equipped for sightseeing, shopping tours and spontaneous ideas. No, bad idea! Stamp the ticket before u go on the train to make it valid! Wanna skip the daily ticket hunt? Check out the Berlin Welcome Card – click the infocard in the top right corner to get your one and only ticket needed for anywhere between 2 – 6 days. 200 discount coupons, a city map and a guide. Ready to explore Berlin – check! The major lines run on a 5 or 10 minute frequency during the day. Keep in mind that trains stop running around 0:40 a.m. during the week. If you should miss the last train – it will take you more time to get back, but don’t
    freak out – U-Bahn lines are replaced by night busses that go at least every 30 minutes. Watch out for these bus stops close to your
    station. The following lines do have a bus replacement overnight Night lines stop by
    the same stations as the railway does. If you come visit on a weekend or a public
    holiday, you don’t even have to worry about the system to stop at any time. Frequencies
    decrease overnight, but you will find home – no matter what. By The way: If you just flew in by plane,
    looking for the fastest way to downtown: Don’t waste your precious time: stay tuned for our
    tutorial linked in the endcard! If you have any further questions, please
    post them in the comments below. If you are all set now, leave a thumbs up and make sure to share it with more travellers! If you are trying to keep your budget in check,
    find out how to spend a nice day with zero cash or have your personal sightseeing bus
    tour with your regular public transport ticket. Make sure to subscribe to Berlin for now, and
    hopefully we will see you soon!

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    Professionals Program – Rail Systems

    November 14, 2019


    Signalling is a crucial component of any rail
    project. The safety of train movements and the control
    and management of trains depends on it. Railway signalling has evolved over the years,
    and is now a highly sought after skill in today’s market. We’re working hard to introduce high capacity
    signalling into Melbourne’s network and that is going to change the way trains operate. There are many opportunities across our major
    railway projects for people who are interested in signalling. This field is a specialist one, and our projects
    provide an excellent way to learn and develop skills that allow you at the same time to
    contribute to major projects.

    Shanghai Metro Overview
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    Shanghai Metro Overview

    November 12, 2019


    Welcome to Shanghai, China! Shanghai, population 23,019,148 (city proper), is the world’s most populated city. Public transportation in Shanghai includes buses, trolleybuses, trams, intercity rail, and a maglev line. Shanghai also has one of the world’s largest rapid transit systems, which is what this video will focus on. Typical operating speeds are 50-80 km/hour (30-50 mph) although some faster and longer distance lines will be opening soon that will operate at speeds of up to 160 km/hour (100 mph) Fares are between 45в and $1.50 (converted to U.S. currency) depending on the distance a passenger travels. The Shanghai Metro is one of the fastest growing metro systems in the world. Currently there are about 430 km (268 miles) of track in the system. This makes it the world’s longest metro only counting passenger routes. By 2020, it is expected that there will be 877 km (545 miles) of track (more than doubling in size). Currently there are 12 rapid transit lines in the city (two of which are technically light rail). By 2020, it is expected that there will be 21 lines. 23 new lines and line extensions are expected to be completed between 2012 and 2020. In 2011, the system transported over 2 billion passengers, the world’s fifth busiest. Amazingly, the Shanghai Metro only opened in 1995!

    Breaking Ground: Station box excavation at North Melbourne
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    Breaking Ground: Station box excavation at North Melbourne

    November 12, 2019


    So we’re here at Arden Street, the site of
    the new North Melbourne Station. We’re excavating the station box, it’s about
    20 metres deep and 250 metres long. We’re excavating using a 30-tonne telescopic
    excavator. They’re used to telescope down, and grab the
    material in a deep excavation. Once the excavation is completed, we’ll prepare
    the west box for the TBM assembly. The TBM will be delivered in small parts,
    then they’ll be lowered deep into the box using a 400-tonne crawler crane. Once the TBM is assembled and commissioned,
    we’ll then launch the machines and they’ll tunnel towards Kensington. So once we assemble the TBM and commission
    them, it’s quite a milestone for the project. It represents a different phase in operations,
    we’ll have a tunnel boring operation that will happen concurrently with the station
    excavation and the station construction. The bore tunnel excavation will go on for
    approximately 2 years. Authorised by Victorian Government, 1 Treasury
    Place, Melbourne.

    CTA How-To Videos: Buying a Ventra Card
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    CTA How-To Videos: Buying a Ventra Card

    November 11, 2019


    Wondering how to make the switch to
    using a Ventra card? It’s actually quicker and easier than you think. In this video we’ll walk you through all the steps to get a card from any vending machine. Let’s get started. First – I am going to select new Ventra card. Note, that it does cost five dollars
    to get the card here but you’ll get that back as value for
    rides or passes as soon as you register your card. The
    card is basically free, but more on this in a bit. Today we’ll just
    get a new card with transit value, which works the same as value stored on
    old transit cards. You can use credit or debit, but today we’ll just use cash. We just insert the cash as prompted. In this case will put ten dollars and
    which leaves us with five dollars in value after covering the refundable cost of
    the card. If you want you can load up to a hundred dollars in value. Press done when you’re ready. And, here it is. In less than a minute we have our new Ventra card, and we’re ready to board. Walk over to the turnstiles, tap your card, and you’re ready to go. Don’t forget to register. In order to get your five dollar refundable fee
    from your initial card purchase, you have to register your card within 90
    days. Visit ventrachicago.com on your computer or on your smartphone or dial (877) now-ventra toll-free.

    Rail Projects Victoria Graduate Program
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    Rail Projects Victoria Graduate Program

    November 9, 2019


    I was attracted to working at the Metro
    Tunnel Project because it’s delivering one of the biggest projects that’s going
    to shape the future of Melbourne at the moment. I commuted through the rail loop
    so many times and I’ve always wanted to be part of the rail infrastructure and
    fix the current congestion. I really wanted to be part of a graduate
    program just because everything’s been organised in terms of a learning series
    and then having the opportunity to develop skills and have time to do that. The Grad Program is structured in a series of rotations so you get to move around the business and move around your discipline and figure out
    what you really want to do. We are given real work and
    responsibilities from day one. It’s really structured which I like,
    a lot of learning opportunities. outside of your individual specialization. I’m learning absolutely everything
    from scratch which is just great. It’s a massive learning experience. I’ve been given my own tasks and your
    own project and your own responsibilities I think there’s not many situations or
    many work environments where you’re working with engineers,
    lawyers, accountants, you know… program managers, roles that I didn’t even
    know existed before coming into this. It’s given me experience working
    in corporate but also working in the government. Coming from
    a private background it’s quite different but there’s lots of support and learning
    available and also the staff are very helpful and they don’t mind answering
    questions from us grads. When you’ve got the project like this you’ve got
    the best in the business so having access and exposure to experts it’s really
    exciting, and also going out on site and learning from them and their experience
    has been a great opportunities. So I really enjoyed having a mentor within the
    project and also be able to expand yourself professionally and personally
    and have a more in-depth knowledge of what’s actually happening on the project,
    especially coming from the support function such as finance, it’s really
    great to see the project progress from early stages and seeing it come together. There’s a lot of graduate training that is involved
    and it involves all the grads as well so you actually gets a bond with them and
    you get to see what they’re doing as well and different disciplines which
    is actually really nice. So there’s 24 of us this year and since
    day one we’ve all been really good friends, so it’s nice to have familiar faces
    around the office and go out to lunch and we hang out after work. I feel like I’ve really fit into the team We all come from diverse backgrounds but we all
    really fit in. We have a common goal as well. Being around really like-minded people who are
    always willing and happy to help. The advice I would give to graduates applying
    for this program is to just go for it It’s a really great program, it really doesn’t
    matter what field you come in there are just so many opportunities for everyone
    of different fields to contribute. There are a lot of cogs in the wheel
    I guess and even the project scope is actually massive and
    definitely should not be underrated. And just working on a project this size, it’s
    going to go for a few years, there’s lots to learn and it’s a great opportunity. So I think I’ll be pretty cool to sit on the train going through the tunnel in seven years time and be able to think ‘Hey, I worked on this’. Authorised by Victorian Government
    1 Treasury Place Melbourne

    Rail Projects Victoria Graduate Program – Rahul
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    Rail Projects Victoria Graduate Program – Rahul

    November 8, 2019


    Hi I’m Rahul. I’m the IT Systems grad
    for 2018. I was attracted to the Metro Tunnel Graduate Program because I’ll have the opportunity to work on
    Victoria’s largest public transport project. Also I think it will bring great benefit
    to my home city of Melbourne. What I like is that I have opportunity to do rotations and sample different roles throughout
    the duration of this program. I’m currently working in the Business System team.
    It’s my first rotation so sort of providing the IT needs to all the staff,
    and the team that I will be joining next is the Project Systems team that are
    looking at the backend systems and looking at software and programs we
    can bring in to help our staff members. My biggest takeaway so far is to take on
    all the opportunities that you may have available to yourself and to show
    initiative to the interests you have. You never know where that may take you. What I love about this program so far is that it’s given me experience working
    in corporate but also working in the government. Coming from a
    private background it’s quite different, but there’s lots of support and learning
    available which the staff are provided. I love working on the project because I
    think I’m supporting and contributing to the future of Melbourne. The population
    is only getting bigger, I think this would be a great benefit for Melbourne. I suggest to grads that are applying for
    this program to ensure that your resume and experience is up-to-date but also
    remain positive and confident throughout the process.