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Train and Tram Drivers

Train and tram drivers drive diesel, diesel-electric, electric and steam locomotives that transport passengers and goods on surface and underground railways, and transport passengers in trams.

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About this Career

£68,608

Average salary

New workers start around £39,856.01. Normal pay is £68,608 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £108,137.77.

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Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • May check travel passes, collect fares and deal with passenger queries.
  • May make passenger announcements and controls automatic doors.
  • Maintains radio contact with control centre.
  • Makes scheduled stops for the loading and unloading of freight and coupling/uncoupling of carriages and tubs.
  • Stops as directed to allow passengers to embark/ disembark.
  • Watches for track hazards, observes signals and temperature, pressure and other gauges.
  • Starts train or tram when directed and operates controls to regulate speed.
  • Checks safety equipment, regulates the heating of passenger compartments and records engine defects or unusual incidents on the journey.
  • Checks controls, gauges, brakes and lights before start of journey and studies route, timetable and track information.

Skills Employers Are Looking For

The number of unique job postings in your area that have listed this skill in the last year.

Skills

Job postings

Active Listening
67
Reading Comprehension
60
Speaking
57
Learning Strategies
57
Active Learning
56
Critical Thinking
53
Monitoring
51
Writing
49
Mathematics
30
Science
14

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Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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