Managing directors develop, implement and monitor operations departmental objectives. Specifically, operations with trains, budgets, inventory control, recruiting staff and supervising employees.
They have a sufficient experience with operations management as well as demonstrate excellent leadership skills.
Timetable planners are responsible for the preparation of passenger and freight train timetables, as well as the documentation related to changes planned for passenger and freight trains in a control period.
The professionals working as train timetable planners help in the preparation of operational plans to assist people with the organisation of their shifts. They may also sometimes be responsible for the preparation of duty sheets and work schedules for train drivers.
In order to be employed as a timetable planner a person must be able to build workable timetables, deal with the complexity, work under pressure and have strong organisational skills as well as computer, planning, analytical and conflict resolution skills.
The professionals in this area are generally responsible for providing safe, on-time and on-plan movement of trains.The responsibilities of the train crew span over a wide number of areas. Members of train crew may be responsible for switching or reassigning cars, picking up and delivering ready trains to customer picked locations, working as on-ground traffic control or working on board of the train (e.g. ticket inspectors, train drivers).
Train crew members work in varying environmental conditions and travel to different locations in the rail network to provide service.