Train Driver

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A train driver drives the engine of a passenger or goods train. The engine may be diesel, electric or diesel-electric.

The Work

You could be:


The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

ScotRail pay £26,003 during the first year of intensive training. As a newly qualified driver the salary is £35,829. On successful completion of all training and the probation period, the salary is £45,365.

There is also free or reduced rail travel for yourself and your family.


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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to be able to:


Getting On


The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Abellio Scotrail
Tel: 0344 811 0141
Twitter: @ScotRail

Abellio took over the Scotrail franchise from First Group Plc in 2015

People 1st - Careers That Move
Website (2):
Twitter: @p1stgroup

People 1st is the Sector Skills Council for the hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism industries. Careers That Move is in association with People 1st and the UKSP. It is the careers website for passenger transport and travel.

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