Career outlook for train conductor
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would issue tickets to rail passengers and make sure that their journey is safe and comfortable.
- Check the carriages are clean before the start of a journey
- Make sure equipment, doors and controls are working properly
- Walk through carriages during the journey, checking tickets and travel documents
- Answer passengers' questions about routes, arrival times and connections
- Make announcements over the public address system
- Make sure passengers get on and off the train safely
- Deal with unexpected delays or emergencies such as a passenger falling ill
- Write reports on any delays or issues that occur
It would be important to have a good understanding of rail regulations, safety procedures, fares and timetables.
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