Train and network controllers move trains across their area of control using computerised and mechanical control systems, and liaise with other employees across the network to ensure trains run to schedule and safety standards are maintained.
Duties & Tasks
Train and network controllers may perform the following tasks:operate mechanical or computerised signal equipment to control the running of trains
liaise with all areas of the rail system to ensure smooth running of trains
use computerised control systems to coordinate the safe crossing of trains and ensure they are on the right path
control when the trains stop and start, ensuring they arrive at their destinations on time
initiate and manage emergency procedures in the event of an incident, and coordinate the train network so that each train within the area remains safe.
Train and network controllers are required to work shifts, including weekends and public holidays.
high-level communication skills
good problem-solving skills
able to act appropriately in emergency situations
able to work in a team environment
good memory for learning safety procedures and regulations
able to concentrate for long periods on detailed information
alert and safety-conscious.