Station Foreman

The role of a station foreman is to assist in the prompt running and safe passage of trains on our Railway, and the safe transfer of passengers and goods in the charge of the Railway.

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The foreman is that stations ‘manager’ for the day of his duty, overseeing the various other roles of volunteers on his station, and ensuring the correct handling of the Railways cash systems, property, and assets. A foreman is the front line after the booking clerk and needing a good working knowledge of our Railway to have the ability to advise and assist passengers when the need arises.

The foreman has an in depth knowledge of the rules for hand signals to train crews, train protection in the case of an emergency, as well as procedures which apply to night time and bad weather running. The foreman is very much the front of house individual on our station platforms, reflected in his uniformed appearance, broad smile and welcoming but efficient nature.

If you would like to know more about training to be a Station Foreman, send an email to the KWVR Volunteer Liaison Officer at volunteer@kwvr.co.uk, or call 01535 645214 between 09.30 and 16.30.