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Train Controller

Kaiwhakarite Tereina

Train controllers direct and monitor the movement and safe operation of trains within an assigned geographical area.


Trainee and inexperienced train controllers usually earn

$30-$33 per hour

Experienced train controllers usually earn

$33-$40 per hour

Source: KiwiRail

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a train controller are poor as the occupation is small and people tend to stay in the job for a long time.
Carey Sullivan sitting at a desk looking at four computer screens showing train movements

Train controllers need the ability to monitor a large volume of information at once

Last updated 25 January 2018