Will “Light Rail Train Operator” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
86% Chance of Automation
“Light Rail Train Operator” will probably be replaced by robots.
This job is ranked #494 out of #702. A higher ranking (i.e., a lower number) means the job is less likely to be replaced.
Operate subway or elevated suburban trains with no separate locomotive, or electric-powered streetcar, to transport passengers. May handle fares.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 53-4041.00
- The Mean Annual Wage in the U.S. is $ 62,380.00
- The Mean Hourly Wage is $ 29.00
- Currently, there are 12,350 people on this job
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Subway and Streetcar Operators”.
Also Known As…
- Subway and Streetcar Operators
- Trolley Operator
- Transit Operator
- Train Operator
- Streetcar Operator
- Rapid Transit Operator (RTO)
- Rail Operator
- Light Rail Vehicle Operator (LRV Operator)
- Light Rail Operator
- Combined Rail Operator
- Bus Operator
- Vehicle Operator
- Trolley Car Operator
- Tram Operator
- Trackmobile Operator
- Track Car Operator
- Subway Train Operator
- Subway Train Driver
- Subway Conductor
- Streetcar Motorman
- Streetcar Conductor
- Shuttle Route Vehicle Operator
- Service Vehicle Operator
- Rail Transit Operator
- Motor Operator
- Monorail Operator
- Light Rail Transit Operator
- Heavy Rail Train Operator
- Elevated Motorman
- Electric Motorman
- Commuter Train Operator
- Bus and Rail Operator
Tasks for “Light Rail Train Operator”
- Complete reports, including shift summaries and incident or accident reports.
- Collect fares from passengers, and issue change and transfers.
- Direct emergency evacuation procedures.
- Greet passengers, provide information, and answer questions concerning fares, schedules, transfers, and routings.
- Drive and control rail-guided public transportation, such as subways, elevated trains, and electric-powered streetcars, trams, or trolleys, to transport passengers.
- Operate controls to open and close transit vehicle doors.
- Regulate vehicle speed and the time spent at each stop to maintain schedules.
- Record transactions and coin receptor readings to verify the amount of money collected.
- Report delays, mechanical problems, and emergencies to supervisors or dispatchers, using radios.
- Monitor lights indicating obstructions or other trains ahead and watch for car and truck traffic at crossings to stay alert to potential hazards.
- Make announcements to passengers, such as notifications of upcoming stops or schedule delays.
- Attend meetings on driver and passenger safety to learn ways in which job performance might be affected.
Related Technology & Tools
- Railcar defrosting systems
- Trolley bell foot pedals
- Door opening controls
- Whistle pulls
- Customer-to-operator two-way communication systems
- Wheelchair exit or entrance ramps
- Multipurpose fire extinguishers
- Diesel powered train engines
- Track switches
- In-train public address systems
- Electric train engines
- Deadman pedals
- Portable two way radios