A Train Guard undertakes a range of customer service roles to ensure the safety and security of the train and its passengers. This might involve the provision of information to passengers and other tasks including checking tickets and helping passengers who require assistance to board and disembark safely. With the introduction of new technology on trains and at stations, the job responsibilities are evolving.
Train guards are required to work shift work which may include weekends.
The rail sector provides many diverse career pathways. As a Train Guard, a range of other opportunities might be available, including guard trainer, principle guard, train driver, driver trainer, principle driver and operations standards manager. Many companies recruit and train their own workforce, offering on and off the job training opportunities.
Workers must pass a medical examination which includes drug and alcohol screening, hearing, vision and mobility testing, as well as a health and fitness assessment.
$42,000 – $55,000*
*Wages will vary according to your level of skill, experience, employer and geographical location.