How Do Train Drivers Learn To Drive? | The Tube | Spark

How Do Train Drivers Learn To Drive? | The Tube | Spark



Most people wouldn’t expect there to be much to learn when it come to driving a train on the London underground but those people are wrong. Follow Ishmael and Nengi as they sit through an intensive training course to be one of Londons newest train drivers.

For the first time in its history, London Underground has opened its doors to record the day-to-day life of its 16,500 staff who work across a network of 275 stations and 507 trains running on over 300 miles of track. Every year more than one billion people use The Tube that’s 3 million journeys a day; commuters, holiday-makers, day-trippers, businessmen and women, students, overseas visitors.

This series goes behind the scenes to tell the story of some of the dedicated and colourful characters who work for LU, doing a difficult job under often challenging and stressful circumstances.

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Content licensed from Espresso to Little Dot Studios. Produced by Mosaic Films Production. Any queries, please contact us at: [email protected]

#Spark #thetube #thetubeseries #sparktube #londonunderground #undergrounddocumentary #trains #traindocumentary #publictransport #publictransportdocumentaryMost people wouldn’t expect there to be much to learn when it come to driving a train on the London underground but those people are wrong. Follow Ishmael and Nengi as they sit through an intensive training course to be one of Londons newest train drivers.

For the first time in its history, London Underground has opened its doors to record the day-to-day life of its 16,500 staff who work across a network of 275 stations and 507 trains running on over 300 miles of track. Every year more than one billion people use The Tube that’s 3 million journeys a day; commuters, holiday-makers, day-trippers, businessmen and women, students, overseas visitors.

This series goes behind the scenes to tell the story of some of the dedicated and colourful characters who work for LU, doing a difficult job under often challenging and stressful circumstances.

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Content licensed from Espresso to Little Dot Studios. Produced by Mosaic Films Production. Any queries, please contact us at: [email protected]

#Spark #thetube #thetubeseries #sparktube #londonunderground #undergrounddocumentary #trains #traindocumentary #publictransport #publictransportdocumentary

43 thoughts on “How Do Train Drivers Learn To Drive? | The Tube | Spark

  1. This makes me understand even less the mentality of those who complain about a train being 2 mins late! Life happens, get over it! If it makes you late, maybe you should have got up earlier & got the train before it. It's not rocket science.

  2. Why on earth are they still having train operators in London ? It is a completely redundant occupation. No wonder the poor punters are being fleeced when they are having to pay for these people earning a fortune when all trains could be operated automatically ? !

  3. I'm currently training to become a mainline train driver in the UK. Would anyone be interested if I made a channel and dedicated it to the training process, what to expect on the course and other bits and pieces I pick up that you might not know?

  4. Do I understand correctly that the term "driver" applies to the UK but that in the US they are "engineers"?. I believes that in the 19th century American distances could be so far and remote that engineers were expected to troubleshoot mechanical problems while in the UK a "driver" could call in a troubleshooter and he'd be there quickly enough because populations are denser.

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