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Train Control Officer
The main responsibility of train control officers is to control the running of trains on an allocated section of track.

The train control officer's duties include: recording arrival and departure times of trains from stations; and using various control systems.

At smaller stations train control officers usually have to perform a larger range of tasks, such as selling tickets and the receiving and storing of light goods and parcels.

Satisfying Aspects
- working with trains
- steady employment
- being able get a job with little further training

Demanding aspects
- dealing with rude or difficult people when controls break down and there are delays

A train control officer should:
- be at least 18 years old;
- be punctual;
- be responsible:
- have integrity and be dependable;
- be a precise and accurate worker;
- be meticulous about keeping records.

School Subjects
Grade 10 Certificate

Compulsory Subjects: None
Recommended Subjects: None

Spoornet offers a 14-week in-service training course

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