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Related careers: Railway Train Driver

Train drivers operate diesel or electric trains. There are strict rules on safety for both passenger and freight trains which drivers need to follow. Extreme weather can make it difficult to negotiate the track, therefore it is important that the driver is familiar with the route and can anticipate the changes required. On some trains it is necessary to make announcements to passengers and open and close the doors by remote control. Drivers need to have a detailed knowledge of their trains; the routes they take; signalling systems; rail safety, and...more