Train Driver

Kaitaraiwa Rerewhenua

This job is sometimes referred to by alternative titles

Train drivers drive passenger or freight trains.


Train drivers with one to three years' experience usually earn

$33-$37 per hour

Senior train drivers can earn up to

$40 per hour

Source: KiwiRail, 2016.

Job opportunities

Job opportunities for train drivers are good due to the ageing workforce, especially in Auckland and Wellington.
Jim Featherston looking out of the window of a locomotive

Train drivers drive trains to destinations according to a schedule

Last updated 13 June 2016