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 receiving and storing light goods and parcels.

Personal Requirements

  • at least 18 years old
  • punctual and responsible
  • have integrity and be dependable
  • a precise and accurate worker
  • meticulous about keeping records

How to Enter

Schooling & School Subjects

Grade 10 Certificate.

What to Study

Spoornet offers a 14-week in-service training course.



Further Information

  • try to obtain vacation or part-time work with Spoornet
  • speak to train control officers about this career and ask permission to watch them at work

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