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Train Driver

Kaitaraiwa Rerewhenua

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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 2017