Railway

Wondering how to get started in a railway career? New recruits can enter the industry right out of high school, and you or your students can grow experience in training programs designed to prepared students for the industry. Developed in consultation with London experts in railways and guided through the training by them, this course is an experience while learning. We can tailor this programme to your preferences and intertwine teaching days with cultural trips to Bath, Banksy Tour, Suspension Bridge and so much more. See below an example of a training we have provided...

Day 1 

Bristol Harbour Railway Tour

Workshop on the grounds 

Viewing of the locomotive steam train. 

Talk about the railway and its connection to the building

Trip to the MShed Museum.

Presentation ‘Introduction to the Railcentre’ in The Conversation Room

The Institute of British Railway Operators course.

Workshop from Enso Group at The Hub.

Focus on customer service, dealing with complaints, train cancellation and delay solutions.

Day 2 

Presentation on the transport system in the UK. Presentation of various means of transport in the UK and familiarising participants with their technical details. 

 

Practical classes: distinguishing between elements of railroads and railroad bridges and determining their functions. Students will distinguish the rolling stock and determine its purpose, they will learn about the equipment of passenger and freight carriages in the UK.

 

Model train activity link - practical workshop 

 

Will to Hitachi Train depot. 

Modern, brand new electric train depot with the brand new GWR 800 fleet is maintained. Tour and presentation on the build.
 

The Institute of British Railway Operators course

Health and safety in different institutions related to the railway.

Comparison to your country railway including laws.

Day 3 

Practical classes on the technical aspects of piloting trains. Students will work out simple train timetables and plot traffic graphs

At Railcenter will meet the Manager Learning and Development for:

Presentation ‘An Introduction to the Railcenter’

Explanation of the organisation (goals and role within the world of Rail)

Tour of Railcenter

The Institute of British Railway Operators course 

Workshop led by expert -  ‘History of UK Railways’.

Content inclusive of changes in privatisation and technologies.

Day 4 

Practical classes:
- Getting to know the operation of traffic control devices on railway routes and traffic stations;
- Using schematic plans of railway stations.

- Participants will visit the Bristol railway terminal.

 

‘Rail Disasters’ Presentation and Workshop

 

Train Tourism in the UK.  Use PCs to plan itineraries for 1,2 and 3 day excursions on the train. Timings, costs, ease and logistics.  Compared to coach prices. 

 

RT training day in The Hub with Enso Group.

Training will include;

Planning Engineering Work, Traction and Rolling Stock, Electrification, Control Systems, Structures, Permanent Way, Safety requirements to go on or near the network, Rail infrastructure, Railway documentation and instructions, Railway legislations, The structure and operation of the rail industry.  Take videos.                                                                                 

Day 5 

The group will meet with a representative from the city's transport department. He will explain how transport works in Bristol, what the connections are, what companies manage it, etc. He will conduct classes on marketing activities related to the provision of transport services;

Meeting with the head of the transport administration of the city of Bristol on the technical aspects of the city's railway system. The representative will conduct classes during which students will learn about the provision of public services and improving these services. Students will work out simple timetables and plot traffic graphs.

 

Work on - European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) | ERA

 

Day 6

Intertrain Visit 

Practical training - train signalisation, moving tracks etc.

Temple Meads, Station Approach

Complete passenger survey at Temple Meads in the morning and Yatton in the afternoon.  

Day 7

Practical classes, during which students learn how to use computer programs supporting railway traffic management.

Workshops: Signal Passed At Danger

Practical classes: participants will be received by the head of the Department of Transport and Logistics. The head of the department will present the particular department. He will conduct classes during which students will prepare transport documents, they will plan the routes of transporting loads, parcels and people; the students will make plans for the efficient use of the wagons.

 

Locomotive Workshop

Information by GWR and Severnside,The Engine Shed, Temple Meads, Station Approach. 

Day 8

Classes during which students will learn about the operation of traffic control devices on railway routes and traffic posts, will use schematic plans of railway stations, students will prepare documentation related to the operation of railway traffic control devices and communication devices. 

Practical classes:
- Using train timetables;
- Using computer programs supporting railway traffic management.

- Rolling Stock of The Bristol

 

Workshop: UWE Training, Workshop and sessions at the University of the West of England.  Focus on the Economics of the railway now and in the future, timetabling and introductory geometrics.