Where Can I Learn To Drive a Train In South Africa

What is a Train?

A train is a number of carriages, cars, or trucks that are all connected together and which are pulled by an engine along a railway.

Where Can I Learn To Drive a Train In South Africa?

The Transnet Freight Rail’s School of Rail Campuses are situated nationwide, namely at Esselenpark in Kempton Park, Koedoespoort, Kimberley, Bloemfontein, Wentworth, Bellville and in other centres around South Africa.

What qualifications do you need to be a train driver in South Africa?

The minimum entry requirements for a train driver course may differ depending on your chosen training program.

However, a matric certificate in Mathematics, English and/or Science is the standard requirement. Training programs can be completed at Transnet’s Freight Rail School.

How long does it take to learn to be a train driver?

Employers usually expect you to have GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) in English and maths, or equivalent qualifications. Training can last between 12 and 24 months.

How much does a train driver earn in South Africa?

On average, a train driver in South Africa earns around R290,000 per year. However, the salary can range from about R150,000 to over R500,000 per annum. Being a train driver is not just a job, it’s a lifestyle.

How much do Transnet train assistants make in South Africa?

Average Transnet Training Assistant monthly pay in South Africa is approximately R 5 262, which is 52% below the national average.

What does a train assistant do?

A Train Driver’s Assistant works with staff across the entire rail network including network control and performing general rail duties as needed for the safety and operation of locomotives. Prioritizing rail safety is an important part of the role.