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Train running controller - Network rail

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Jaytrains

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I thought to start a new thread for this since since there isn’t one, does anyone know what the hours are for this role? And what the training is like?
 
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As someone who spent a bit of time with a TRC when doing my training they do 12 hour shifts so 3 shifts in a week. Cant quite remember the times but I’m sure it was something like 06:45 to 18:45 day and 18:45 to 06:45 night. There’s probably chance to do overtime as well.

You’ll definitely get full training plan etc but it will definitely be a bonus if you have experience in train running.

That’s what I know as a train running specialist who started 6 weeks ago whos based in York ROC so other controls could be different
 

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As someone who spent a bit of time with a TRC when doing my training they do 12 hour shifts so 3 shifts in a week. Cant quite remember the times but I’m sure it was something like 06:45 to 18:45 day and 18:45 to 06:45 night. There’s probably chance to do overtime as well.

You’ll definitely get full training plan etc but it will definitely be a bonus if you have experience in train running.

That’s what I know as a train running specialist who started 6 weeks ago whos based in York ROC so other controls could be different
Not all train running controllers work to that roster, some work to an 8 hour one, it depends where you’re based, Glasgow and Basingstoke work to an 8 hour and there may well be more.
 

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Not all train running controllers work to that roster, some work to an 8 hour one, it depends where you’re based, Glasgow and Basingstoke work to an 8 hour and there may well be more.

yes that’s why I said other places could be different but the TRCs in York work 12 hour shifts.

Same as signallers in York they all do 12 hour shifts but other places could be a lot different
 

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What is the network rail interview like for TRC. I know all questions are based on Non-tech skills. But are they looking for anything different in interview.
 

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yes that’s why I said other places could be different but the TRCs in York work 12 hour shifts.

Same as signallers in York they all do 12 hour shifts but other places could be a lot different
Absolutely, yeah one glorious day they might all be 12 hours, hope springs eternal....
 

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I'm in the same boat, applying for TRC job but unable to get much information at the moment due to covid. Currently work for NWR as a signaller but unable to go into control to see what the role is like.

I'm guessing it will be on the job training and the interview based around non technical skills - looking for answers around managing incidents and taking control i am guessing. Be interested to find out more if anyone else has more info
 
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