Hello afternoon, I start my PCV training on 18th September with Stagecoach. Anything anyone would recommend keeping

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Hello afternoon,
I start my PCV training on 18th September with Stagecoach.
Anything anyone would recommend keeping in mind?
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Absorb as much as you can and take your time whilst driving. Good luck
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Don’t let anyone rush you ever!
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Buses are weird things to drive because they have an overhang at both the front and rear.
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You really need to watch the tail swing and remember you are long in length as well.
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pattCOpsa wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 3:27 pm You really need to watch the tail swing and remember you are long in length as well.
Yeah. Don't scrape along a Mercedes with your tail swing in your first month like I did
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They teach you how to pass you won't learn anything else until your out on your own and then everything they told you is out the window 😆
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But when you pass remember your paid by the hour so don't rush and if your late for a break that's the controllers problem not yours so again don't rush and just book all late running 👍
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Need a degree to work those ticket machines and the 50 different ticket types
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809.henjakonnx wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 3:38 pm Need a degree to work those ticket machines and the 50 different ticket types
Yeah not looking forward to that…
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Dont let anything or anyone wind you up, its all just water off a ducks back, be as friendly to passengers as possible, they respond better.
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Driving is the easy part, passengers and other road users are the issue.
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MOSEIZER wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 3:41 pm Dont let anything or anyone wind you up, its all just water off a ducks back, be as friendly to passengers as possible, they respond better.
what this guy said can't go wrong with that
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MOSEIZER wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 3:41 pm Driving is the easy part, passengers and other road users are the issue.
personally I consider driving to be the entirety of my job. I don’t pay any attention to the punters 🤣
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CalluDDian wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 3:46 pm
MOSEIZER wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 3:41 pm Driving is the easy part, passengers and other road users are the issue.
personally I consider driving to be the entirety of my job. I don’t pay any attention to the punters 🤣
London driver? 🤣
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CalluDDian wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 3:46 pm
MOSEIZER wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 3:41 pm Driving is the easy part, passengers and other road users are the issue.
personally I consider driving to be the entirety of my job. I don’t pay any attention to the punters 🤣
it only comes back to bite you. If you dont like punters, be a truck driver, except not sure what you'd do with the extra money!
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MOSEIZER wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 3:46 pm
CalluDDian wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 3:46 pm
MOSEIZER wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 3:41 pm Driving is the easy part, passengers and other road users are the issue.
personally I consider driving to be the entirety of my job. I don’t pay any attention to the punters 🤣
London driver? 🤣
nah, I’m not a London driver mate. It’s also not that I don’t like the punters either tbh, I just don’t pay them any attention 🤷‍♂️
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MOSEIZER wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 3:46 pm
CalluDDian wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 3:46 pm
MOSEIZER wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 3:41 pm Driving is the easy part, passengers and other road users are the issue.
personally I consider driving to be the entirety of my job. I don’t pay any attention to the punters 🤣
it only comes back to bite you. If you dont like punters, be a truck driver, except not sure what you'd do with the extra money!
The ones who say hello get a “alright?!” In response. The ones who say thank you get “you’re welcome” but that’s not very many these days sadly. Funny enough not paying attention to them means the ones that walk straight on without paying get a free ride, and the ones who want to take their frustrations out on me don’t get the response they’re hoping for.
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MOSEIZER wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 3:46 pm
CalluDDian wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 3:46 pm
MOSEIZER wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 3:41 pm Driving is the easy part, passengers and other road users are the issue.
personally I consider driving to be the entirety of my job. I don’t pay any attention to the punters 🤣
it only comes back to bite you. If you dont like punters, be a truck driver, except not sure what you'd do with the extra money!
I hear colleagues bitching and moaning about punters every day but that’s just because they let the punters get under their skin. I don’t 🤷‍♂️
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just don't trust the bus driving world.
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If you think a gaps to small it probably is so stop 🛑
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Forget everything you know about driving, you're starting afresh.
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Never chase a timetable
If you’re late then you’re late
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810_marchy wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 3:57 pm Never chase a timetable
If you’re late then you’re late
can tell you worked for Arriva Leicester!
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MOSEIZER wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 3:58 pm
810_marchy wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 3:57 pm Never chase a timetable
If you’re late then you’re late
can tell you worked for Arriva Leicester!
back in the days when you could miss a trip and no one would know
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810_marchy wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 3:58 pm
MOSEIZER wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 3:58 pm
810_marchy wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 3:57 pm Never chase a timetable
If you’re late then you’re late
can tell you worked for Arriva Leicester!
back in the days when you could miss a trip and no one would know
yep, no such things as trackers and real time. But also unachievable timetables
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810_marchy wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 3:58 pm
MOSEIZER wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 3:58 pm
810_marchy wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 3:57 pm Never chase a timetable
If you’re late then you’re late
can tell you worked for Arriva Leicester!
back in the days when you could miss a trip and no one would know
I think timetables have gone the other way, sure i could do the 29 ontime in reverse gear
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MOSEIZER wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 3:59 pm
810_marchy wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 3:58 pm
MOSEIZER wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 3:58 pm

can tell you worked for Arriva Leicester!
back in the days when you could miss a trip and no one would know
I think timetables have gone the other way, sure i could do the 29 ontime in reverse gear
was great to have ten minutes at a terminus for a fag
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When learning, remember small steering inputs for the reversing part. When driving, smaller the gap the slower your speed should be.
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Carry wet wipes, great for refreshing your hands and face especially when warm. Wash hands before you touch your food as coins make your hands very dirty. Enjoy your training and try to get onto coaches ASAP, much better to drive and better passengers.
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Never let passengers piss you off, you don't get paid enough to fight with fare evaders
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ANGEOLIS wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:02 pm Never let passengers piss you off, you don't get paid enough to fight with fare evaders
This I agree with based on previous experience too.
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Apart from have nothing to do with stagecoach then this is all good advice
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It's not to late to change your mind!
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dy+lands wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:04 pm It's not to late to change your mind!
It’s always been a life goal for me, hopefully I don’t regret it 🤣
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Dello-pard wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:08 pm
dy+lands wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:04 pm It's not to late to change your mind!
It’s always been a life goal for me, hopefully I don’t regret it 🤣
you can drive a bus anywhere… It doesn’t have to be with slavecoach……
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CalluDDian wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:08 pm
Dello-pard wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:08 pm
dy+lands wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:04 pm It's not to late to change your mind!
It’s always been a life goal for me, hopefully I don’t regret it 🤣
you can drive a bus anywhere… It doesn’t have to be with slavecoach……
I know but I’m limited where I live tbf.
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CalluDDian wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:08 pm
Dello-pard wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:08 pm
dy+lands wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:04 pm It's not to late to change your mind!
It’s always been a life goal for me, hopefully I don’t regret it 🤣
you can drive a bus anywhere… It doesn’t have to be with slavecoach……
I don’t have the money to pay for my training privately.
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Dello-pard wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:09 pm
CalluDDian wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:08 pm
Dello-pard wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:08 pm

It’s always been a life goal for me, hopefully I don’t regret it 🤣
you can drive a bus anywhere… It doesn’t have to be with slavecoach……
I know but I’m limited where I live tbf.
where do you live bud?
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Dello-pard wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:09 pm
CalluDDian wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:08 pm
Dello-pard wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:08 pm

It’s always been a life goal for me, hopefully I don’t regret it 🤣
you can drive a bus anywhere… It doesn’t have to be with slavecoach……
I don’t have the money to pay for my training privately.
I mean you can always do your training with slavecoach and then move elsewhere once your clear of any contractual obligations tied to your training?
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CalluDDian wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:10 pm
Dello-pard wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:09 pm
CalluDDian wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:08 pm

you can drive a bus anywhere… It doesn’t have to be with slavecoach……
I know but I’m limited where I live tbf.
where do you live bud?
Hibaldstow, near Brigg.
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CalluDDian wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:10 pm
Dello-pard wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:09 pm
CalluDDian wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:08 pm

you can drive a bus anywhere… It doesn’t have to be with slavecoach……
I don’t have the money to pay for my training privately.
I mean you can always do your training with slavecoach and then move elsewhere once your clear of any contractual obligations tied to your training?
My options are:
Stagecoach Scunthorpe
Stagecoach Lincoln
Stagecoach Hull
Stagecoach Grimsby
East Yorkshire
Hornsby’s.
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CalluDDian wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:10 pm
Dello-pard wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:09 pm
CalluDDian wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:08 pm

you can drive a bus anywhere… It doesn’t have to be with slavecoach……
I don’t have the money to pay for my training privately.
I mean you can always do your training with slavecoach and then move elsewhere once your clear of any contractual obligations tied to your training?
EY is a no for me as I don’t fancy driving in Hull and Hornsby is only a small local company without the means to get people thru their PCV.
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Dello-pard wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:11 pm
CalluDDian wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:10 pm
Dello-pard wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:09 pm

I don’t have the money to pay for my training privately.
I mean you can always do your training with slavecoach and then move elsewhere once your clear of any contractual obligations tied to your training?
My options are:
Stagecoach Scunthorpe
Stagecoach Lincoln
Stagecoach Hull
Stagecoach Grimsby
East Yorkshire
Hornsby’s.
I can assure you that EY is the ONLY one on that list that I would consider lol.
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Dello-pard wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:11 pm
CalluDDian wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:10 pm
Dello-pard wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:09 pm

I don’t have the money to pay for my training privately.
I mean you can always do your training with slavecoach and then move elsewhere once your clear of any contractual obligations tied to your training?
EY is a no for me as I don’t fancy driving in Hull and Hornsby is only a small local company without the means to get people thru their PCV.
Go-Ahead firms generally tend to have pretty favorable terms & Conditions. If your only reason is that you don’t fancy driving in hull I would urge you to reconsider. A bus is a bus is a bus.
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Dello-pard wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:11 pm
CalluDDian wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:10 pm
Dello-pard wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:09 pm

I don’t have the money to pay for my training privately.
I mean you can always do your training with slavecoach and then move elsewhere once your clear of any contractual obligations tied to your training?
EY is a no for me as I don’t fancy driving in Hull and Hornsby is only a small local company without the means to get people thru their PCV.
Once you learn how to drive one the ‘where’ really doesn’t matter as it’s the same wherever you go. The ‘who for’ is the difference between sticking it out or quitting within a year.
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and remember the gross methods stagecoach used to build themselves up.. I would like to use the term build their business but they are not worthy of such terminology..
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As a retired bus driver in the industry for 47 years, 21 of them at Stagecoach, the last 14 years as a PCV driving instructor/ training officer I would give you this advice. Bus driving is not for everyone. It is long hours, early starts, late finishes and weekends. You will be working when your friends and family are on holiday or attending events and you will have to cover the duties and shifts you are allocated.
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While training… Listen To Your Instructor… they will do as much as they can to get you ready for your test but only you can do the drive. The examiner wants to give you the Pass Certificate but you need to show him/her that you have the ability to drive a bus safely. He /she doesn’t expect a Perfect Drive only a driver that is comfortable and confident. Just go out and enjoy it.
When in post test training… Listen to your PTT and mentors…
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They know what they’re doing and they too are there for you even after you are released to the depot.
Good luck and remember there is always someone there if you need advice.
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robeyTRIX wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:15 pm They know what they’re doing and they too are there for you even after you are released to the depot.
Good luck and remember there is always someone there if you need advice.
Thanks for the kind words and advice robey, I think bus driving is definitely something I want to do as I’ve always wanted to behind the wheel.
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Dello-pard wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:16 pm
robeyTRIX wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:15 pm They know what they’re doing and they too are there for you even after you are released to the depot.
Good luck and remember there is always someone there if you need advice.
Thanks for the kind words and advice robey, I think bus driving is definitely something I want to do as I’ve always wanted to behind the wheel.
what area/ depot are you doing your training?
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robeyTRIX wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:16 pm
Dello-pard wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:16 pm
robeyTRIX wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:15 pm They know what they’re doing and they too are there for you even after you are released to the depot.
Good luck and remember there is always someone there if you need advice.
Thanks for the kind words and advice robey, I think bus driving is definitely something I want to do as I’ve always wanted to behind the wheel.
what area/ depot are you doing your training?
Stagecoach Lincoln for training then once qualified I’ll be working at Scunthorpe depot
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Dello-pard wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:16 pm
robeyTRIX wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:16 pm
Dello-pard wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:16 pm

Thanks for the kind words and advice robey, I think bus driving is definitely something I want to do as I’ve always wanted to behind the wheel.
what area/ depot are you doing your training?
Stagecoach Lincoln for training then once qualified I’ll be working at Scunthorpe depot
Good Luck for the future and I hope you enjoy your training.
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I would recommend that you keep in mind they have earned the industry nickname ‘Slavecoach’ for a reason. Consider getting the f**k out of there to another operator as soon as possible. 👍
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ainsleon.798 wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:19 pm you will smash it
Thanks
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Yeah walk away from slavecoach they treat staff like sh*t
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Take this opportunity to manage your money. Make a budget. Don’t binge eat. Make sure you exercise regularly as it’s a sedentary job.
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Re: Hello afternoon, I start my PCV training on 18th September with Stagecoach. Anything anyone would recommend keeping

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Ideally you want to not have to do overtime. The majority of bus drivers live week to week. See if you can break that cycle.
Start a side a side hack instead of doing overtime.
DilweBaydo
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Re: Hello afternoon, I start my PCV training on 18th September with Stagecoach. Anything anyone would recommend keeping

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When maneuvering, fast hands, slow bus.
lorid3ying
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Re: Hello afternoon, I start my PCV training on 18th September with Stagecoach. Anything anyone would recommend keeping

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I've been driving coming up 5 years. I only do it part time but I love it. I was out driving some oldies last night to some sort of ceilidh and they were good craic. I got a 40 quid tip at the end of the night which was really good of them.
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baillGTside
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Re: Hello afternoon, I start my PCV training on 18th September with Stagecoach. Anything anyone would recommend keeping

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lorid3ying wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:22 pm I've been driving coming up 5 years. I only do it part time but I love it. I was out driving some oldies last night to some sort of ceilidh and they were good craic. I got a 40 quid tip at the end of the night which was really good of them.
why only part time ??
baillGTside
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Re: Hello afternoon, I start my PCV training on 18th September with Stagecoach. Anything anyone would recommend keeping

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Rich-deluxe wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:23 pm Erm change company's 🤣🤣
All ‘big’ bus companies are roughly the same.
Rich-deluxe
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Re: Hello afternoon, I start my PCV training on 18th September with Stagecoach. Anything anyone would recommend keeping

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baillGTside wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:23 pm
Rich-deluxe wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:23 pm Erm change company's 🤣🤣
All ‘big’ bus companies are roughly the same.
tell me about it
RAVORAND
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Re: Hello afternoon, I start my PCV training on 18th September with Stagecoach. Anything anyone would recommend keeping

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Take your time and listen to your instructor
kevgoThere
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Re: Hello afternoon, I start my PCV training on 18th September with Stagecoach. Anything anyone would recommend keeping

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Take your time just go with the flow! Enjoy it mate!
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