Train Controller

Train Controllers oversee the safe movement of trains using computerised train control signalling systems.

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    Overview

    Train Controllers oversee the safe movement of trains using computerised train control signalling systems.

    Day-to-day

    • authorises and direct movements of trains
    • communicates with locomotive engineers to ensure safe movements of trains
    • familiarises themselves with the weight, length and schedules of trains
    • records movement of trains including departures and scheduled stops
    • provides other train controllers with information on trains progress
    • authorises and controls any activity taking place on railway tracks, including maintenance work
    • contacts relevant personal to deal with faults or mechanical failures
    • reports any accidents or incidents to the land transport authority and any other relevant body such as emergency services.

    Considerations

    • Working outdoors

    To become a Train Controller