Railway vehicle driver

A railway vehicle driver is a person at least

twenty years old who is professionally trained for performing the tasks of a

railway vehicle driver, who has adequate education and is fit for the job in

terms of physical condition and language skills.

A railway vehicle driver is

responsible for:

  • ensuring that a motor railway vehicle is prepared for driving,
  • driving the train according to the schedule,
  • observing the driving path,
  • repeating the signals received from the executive worker from then cabin,
  • shunting with a motor railway vehicle for special purposes,
  • performing brake tests,
  • inspecting motor railway vehicles for special purposes,
  • inspecting vehicles towed or pushed by a motor railway vehicle,
  • securing railway vehicles from self-movement,
  • coupling and decoupling of vehicles,
  • including with an accessory coupling,
  • communication in the process of shunting,
  • eliminating malfunctions on vehicles,
  • calculating true brake weight and ensuring sufficient true brake ratio,
  • calculating maximum speed,
  • securing the motor railway vehicle stopped at open railway,
  • driving motor railway vehicles for special purposes of all types, including attached vehicles.


Responsible: Ministry of Infrastructure | Last updated: 04. 08. 2016