Train driver operates train controls

Train Driver

Train Drivers drive trains to transport passengers and freight on railways.

Overview

Train Drivers drive trains to transport passengers and freight on railways.

Day-to-day

  • stops at stations and set locations to pick up and set down passengers and freight
  • opens and closes doors before and after passengers board or disembark
  • observes signals, track conditions, nearby traffic and prescribed speeds to ensure safety
  • monitors indicator gauges, changes controls and power supply poles and reports operating irregularities
  • checks time and adherence to timetables
  • may advise passengers on destinations.

Considerations

  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

Occupation snapshot
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Not available
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Moderate
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