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Drivers who will be test driving new trains for Greater Anglia have started the initial training using simulators, the operator has announced.
Twelve train drivers are being trained on Greater Anglia’s new electric commuter trains which are being built by Bombardier.
Two simulators have been installed at the training academy in Stratford.
The simulators enable drivers to learn how to use the new trains’ functions, including an improved Train Control Management System.
Credit: Greater Anglia
Three routes have been programmed into the simulator – London Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport, Colchester and Southend Victoria.
Different weather conditions and potential situations from snow to cows on the line can be thrown at the driver at the press of a button.
Drivers must complete a three-day course before they are able to complete their training on the real thing, still under the supervision of a driving instructor for a further two days.
Training started last week, with social distancing observed by using two classrooms and one person per simulator at a time
This article first appeared on www.railadvent.co.uk
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