New signallers in Scotland

April 7, 2020

Scotland region looks forward in times of uncertainty


Caption: Network Rail signaller training

At the end of March 2020, Scotland welcomed 10 newly qualified signaller trainees to the team after trainers and delegates worked throughout the weekend to complete their Absolute Block Initial Signaller training. Whilst the railway is currently performing well, this comes at a time when regions are appealing for former signallers to return to the railway to increase capacity and provide cover should some members of the workforce need to self-isolate.

Network Rail Training has worked with Scotland’s Railway to identify the critical training needed to keep freight and passenger services operating. Trainers have implemented a raft of safeguards to enable them to deliver training for business-critical roles – for existing colleagues and those stepping into new roles. 

Despite the challenging circumstances, critical training has continued in a number of areas and the region has made some significant achievements over the past weeks including the completion of a new portable training rig, the refurbishment of the region's training bus and the continuation of essential Track Circuit Block training at the new Shettleston facilities. 

Network Rail colleagues can read the full article, including details of Scotland's achievements listed above, by visiting Scotland's MyConnect page

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