Middle aged man driving a train

Train and Tram Driver

Train and Tram Drivers drive trains and trams to transport passengers and freight on rail networks.

Overview

Train and Tram Drivers drive trains and trams to transport passengers and freight on rail networks.

Day-to-day

  • stopping at stations and set locations to pick up and set down passengers and freight
  • opening and closing doors before and after passengers board or alight
  • observing signals, track conditions, nearby traffic and prescribed speeds to ensure safety
  • monitoring indicator gauges, changing controls and power supply poles and reporting operating irregularities
  • checking time and adherence to timetables
  • may advise passengers on destinations.

Considerations

  • irregular hours
  • requires driving
  • shift work
  • working outdoors.

Occupation snapshot
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$2,304 / week
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Moderate
Apprenticeships may be available

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