Subway and streetcar operators operate subway or elevated suburban trains with no separate locomotive, or electric-powered streetcar, to transport passengers. They may handle fares.
Subway and streetcar operators operate mass transit trains used in public transport. They generally work on pre-determined schedules and follow given routes. Depending on the place and role, their title may be a light rail operator, rapid transit operator, transit operator or trolley operator.
Responsibilities in a streetcar operator jobs include monitoring lights, operating controls, driving rail-guided transport, reporting delays and problems, regulating speed, making passenger announcements, responding to emergencies, directing evacuations, attending safety meetings, greeting passengers, and collecting fares.
For careers at subway, one needs a high school diploma and the relevant license. Previous experience operating public buses or other transit vehicles is beneficial. Subway operator jobs require operators to hold a valid operational license, which can be acquired after extensive training and examinations. In addition, one should have a working knowledge of the local language, transportation, public safety, and customer service.
Jobs at subway pay in accordance by the local standards of public transportation and government. Streetcar operator job are usually employed by the government or transit operators. Prospects may work under experienced operators to learn their trade.
To be successful in subway train operator, one should have operations, monitoring, communications, judgement, decision making, coordination, and time management skills.
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