Train Planner


Key responsibilities

Rail Planners actively organise both passenger and freight rail services, ensuring the smooth running of trains and identifying potential problems such as disruptions to services and using computer models to work out solutions to them.

Generic skills

  • Problem solving
  • Planning
  • Computer modelling
  • Analytical

Priority skills

  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Knowledge of rail network systems
  • Advanced computer knowledge

Career progression

  • Train Controller
  • Network Controller
  • Network Operations Manager


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