Career outlook for train driver
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would drive trains on local and national rail networks, making sure that passengers and freight get to their destination safely and on time.
- Check equipment and engines before a journey starts
- Contact control centres for information about routes
- Follow signalling instructions during the journey
- Make stops along your route to pick up and drop off passengers or freight.
- Make passenger announcements
- Control automatic doors
- Prepare engines for handover to drivers on the next shift
- Record any delays or issues that occur
The passengers would be putting their trust in you to act responsibly and keep them safe. It would be very important to follow safety rules closely.
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