Jobs in the rail industry if colourblind

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Rail Blues

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I was moaning at work about poor pay, short-term contracts and unreasonable expectations in the field I'm in (academia). Obviously sick of my moaning a colleague pointed out, you're always going on about trains, why don't you work for the railways?

In normal situations I'd have jumped at the chance but I'm red/green colourblind which obviously knocks out anything safety critical, but is there a total ban on doing anything if you're colourblind?

I'm part curious and part looking for a plan B, C and D, as between Brexit, Covid and the shift to online marking, prospects for a history lecturer are about as bleak as a gas lamplighter.
 
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There are plenty of jobs you can do im pretty sure there is no colour blind ban provided you are not in a safety critical role.
So driver , guard , dispatcher, shunter, signaller all out but pretty much anything else I'd say you'd be fine for.
 

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Isn't it the case that on one London Underground line, a recent resignalling means drivers on that line *can* be colourblind, as colour differentiation is no longer necessary.

Edit: Depending on your academic background, timetable planning could be up your street, which do-able with colourblindness.
 

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Isn't it the case that on one London Underground line, a recent resignalling means drivers on that line *can* be colourblind, as colour differentiation is no longer necessary.

Edit: Depending on your academic background, timetable planning could be up your street, which do-able with colourblindness.
Thanks, I didn't know that about LU! I'm a historian by training and generally we couldn't plan our way out of a paper bag alas!!!! We could contextualise the bags history, but that's not much use.
 

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There are plenty of jobs you can do im pretty sure there is no colour blind ban provided you are not in a safety critical role.
So driver , guard , dispatcher, shunter, signaller all out but pretty much anything else I'd say you'd be fine for.
More than I thought! Thanks for this.
 
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