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  1. Published on: 16/07/2017 09:53 AMReported by: pedoja
    A question has been asked (on the TV) of one of the MP's, why there are so few women Train Drivers?

    Personally I can't imagine a more boring job than being a Train Driver.



    You do not have to think about an alternative route if something has occurred to 'block' your usual route (which you do if driving on the road).

    Why is this such an issue?

    Are there hundreds of women out there who actually WANT to be Train Drivers?

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  3. donegal says:16/07/2017 10:11 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by pedoja View Post
    A question has been asked (on the TV) of one of the MP's, why there are so few women Train Drivers?

    Personally I can't imagine a more boring job than being a Train Driver.

    You do not have to think about an alternative route if something has occurred to 'block' your usual route (which you do if driving on the road).

    Why is this such an issue?

    Are there hundreds of women out there who actually WANT to be Train Drivers?
    At 63k basic salary for a 35 hour week with Virgin Trains there are plenty who would love this position.
    It's a very responsible safety critical role very similar to an airline pilot being responsible for up to 600 people travelling at 125 mph.
    This post takes years of training.
    Virgin have women train drivers and one actually is from Southport!

  4. roving-eye says:16/07/2017 10:13 AM

  5. Alikado says:16/07/2017 10:31 AM
    Probably the long inflexiable hours, awkward start and finish times, travel to work when there's no public transport and it's not compatible with family life.

  6. Ralphy Rylance says:16/07/2017 01:16 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by pedoja View Post
    A question has been asked (on the TV) of one of the MP's, why there are so few women Train Drivers?

    Personally I can't imagine a more boring job than being a Train Driver.



    You do not have to think about an alternative route if something has occurred to 'block' your usual route (which you do if driving on the road).

    Why is this such an issue?

    Are there hundreds of women out there who actually WANT to be Train Drivers?
    Is this news or have you posted this in the wrong forum?

  7. fairhaven says:16/07/2017 04:18 PM
    There's a simple explanation, there aren't any shops to look at.

  8. Mr. Brightside says:16/07/2017 05:29 PM


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