Signaller [SG] is a group rank in the game that gives you access to the Rail Operations Centre where you can control the signals around the network.
Signallers can control the signal systems of the line at the Stepford East Rail Operations Centre as of V1.1. Before V1.1, you used to control the signals at the Benton Rail Operations Centre, but it is now defunct.
Signallers are given a small number of commands to help deal with situations they may come across. However, they are still Low Ranks, and must request permissions from a Senior Signaller or any High Rank, Manager, or Director to use a mute or kick command. The commands they receive can be found on the Commands page.
The Stepford East ROC has 10 desks for Signallers to operate signals in the area of the desk. It also has few more desks for preparation for future updates.
- Desk 1A - Controls signals between Whitefield and Stepford High Street.
- Desk 1B - Controls signals between Newry Harbour and West Benton on WaterLine.
- Desk 1D - Controls signals between Cambridge Street Parkway and Connolly on WaterLine.
- Desk 1E - Controls signals between Stepford Airport Parkway and Terminal 3 on AirLink and Stepford Connect
- Desk 2A - Controls signals between Stepford Victoria and St. Helen's Bridge on Stepford Connect and AirLink
- Desk 2B - Controls signals between Angel Pass to Coxly and Coxly Depot on Stepford Connect.
- Desk 2C - Controls signals around Benton Station on both Stepford Connect and WaterLine.
- Desk 2D - Controls signals from the Benton Crossover (the intersection between Stepford Connect and WaterLine), Benton Depot to Hampton Hargate.
- Desk 2E - Controls signals between Water Newton and Edgemead on Stepford Connect
- Desk 3B - Control signals between New Harrow and Berrily
- Desk 3C - Controls signals between Port Benton and Greenslade on WaterLine and Port Benton station on Stepford Connect, plus East Berrily to Morganstown
Signallers were originally called 'Controllers' before The Big Update and there were about only 8 people who had this rank.
On December 28, 2017, there was a public 'Controller' training which boosted the number of controllers from 8 to about 20.
The old signallling room used to be in Coxly and only had physical buttons to change the signal and cameras to view the trains passing by, which made it hard to signal at that time. This area has been demolished as part of The Big Update. However, the area was still accessible to signallers until it caught the attention of the developers and it was locked off completely.
The signalling programme had a complete rewrite in the Big Update, and now it requires an application process and three stages of training.
Since V1.1, the number of Signaller applications has increased to 246 applications with 90 accepted applicants, and then up to 446 applications with 97 passers.
The most recent batch had nearly 700 applicants, and 138 passed.
There are currently 488 signallers as of Sep 18, 2019.
To Obtain The Rank
The following is required when applying for the Signaller rank:
- You must be in the SCR official ROBLOX group and Discord server.
- You must be 13 years old or older to apply.
- You must be a Dispatcher or above to apply.
There are a few steps when achieving this rank:
- You must fill out an application found in #application-forms on Discord. It is currently closed.
- Once you get accepted into the programme, you will receive a Trainee Signaller rank on Discord.
- The next step is to attend a Theory session, which tests your theory on the standards of signalling.
- After surpassing your Theory session, you will have to apply for practical, which lets you apply your knowledge of signalling on the desks. It usually takes place in any VIP server with minimal train traffic.
- Once you have completed both theory and practical training, you would have to surpass the final part of the training, which is the Assessment. The assessment tests your ability based on what you have learned from the theory or practical sessions towards a live server. You will receive the Signaller Rank, while holding the Trainee Signaller rank. Once you have passed your assessment, you are now able to officially signal in a live server while your Trainee Signaller Rank is removed. There are 3 chances for assessments - if you fail 3 times, you will lose your Trainee Signaller rank and you will need to reapply.
- Don't try and annoy people by deliberately adjusting the signals to danger without any purpose.
- Don't use this rank as a way to discriminate lower ranks nor use commands without further knowledge.
- Don't abuse or be insulting to staff but try avoiding getting into very 'outstanding' conversations with rude or intolerable people.
- Abide by all rules listed in the signalling handbook you are given .
- Being a Signaller does not exempt you from having to follow dispatching rules so make sure to follow them as well.
- For those who complain about a SG on the job, and are of a smaller rank must show respect and understand how complicated it is to operate a system.