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  • Sat, 16 Sep 2017-Sun, 17 Sep 2017, All Day
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  • Kent & East Sussex Railway, Station Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6HE, Kent

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Event Details

Operational Skills Weekend Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September 2017

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to operate a railway? What it takes to keep the wheels of a heritage railway moving? Following on from our event in 2016, we again have another unique opportunity to do just that! Our Operational Skills Weekend aims to go behind the scenes of the Kent and East Sussex Railway (kesr.org.uk) , giving you a chance to complete the duties of many different roles across the railway throughout the weekend.

The two day event will give each participant the opportunity to experience and operate many aspects of the railway, including time in two of the railway’s signalboxes, and a ride with the driver to experience the 21 mile round trip. You will spend time with the on-train staff including the Train Guard and the Travelling Ticket Inspector, and also with the stations team finding out what it’s like to run the flagship station Tenterden. You will rotate around each section throughout the two days, spending time with a knowledgeable member of staff who will demonstrate the role, and get you involved with the operation of the railway. Not only will you be involved with the operation of the railway, but you will also get to see behind the scenes, an insight in to what it takes for a heritage railway to keep moving.


This is a unique opportunity, and not one that you would normally be able to experience in such great detail. The cost for the event will be £40 per person, with travel and accommodation to be arranged separately by each participant. If you would like to register your interest or have any questions regarding this event, please email se.comms@railwayoperators.co.uk

CPD Topics Covered: Managing Safety, Railway Organisations Business Context, Rolling Stock and Fleet Management

Added on the website on September 16, 2017