Stephenson Steam Railway - Operations Department - Passenger Guard

Guards are responsible for the safe operation of the train and everybody on it. The guard conducts a thorough Fitness to run examination of the coaching stock before spending the day dispatching trains, looking after passengers and assisting in shunting duties. There's also a lot of whistling and flag-waving involved too!

Guards training teaches individuals how to operate points, shunt, look after passengers and examine coaching stock. The minimum age for a Guard is 18.

Qualifications Required

  • Covid 19, return to, or starting to volunteering Must be eLearning covid19 response
  • Equalities Data returned Must be Returned
  • General induction Must be attended
  • Photo Consent form signed Must be Yes
  • Read Volunteer policy and volunteer agreement Must be yes
  • Read Volunteers returning to Museums information Must be Completed
  • What age category are you? Must be at least 18 and older