How do you drive a train?

Driving a high speed train requires both very good knowledge of railway signalling and perfect command of all the functions of the control panel!

To drive a train (either a high speed train or a metro) safely, the driver has access to a number of monitoring and control functions located on the control panel: radio (for communicating with the control centre), microphone (for communicating with the passengers), horn, emergency stop button, screen for monitoring, signalling or troubleshooting (monitoring the train’s status, pantograph control…), power/brake lever, emergency brakes, air conditioning control, control board for opening the doors or activating the lights, selecting the driving mode and other “deadman” functions.

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