MTR has a wide range of expertise in delivering both
operator and controller courses for on-track machines.
With the wide spread use of computers and the need to
achieve exact track geometry, MTR are able to provide
appreciation courses of track geometry and the creation
of front off-set files used by the ALC system.
MTR can also support with advice on areas where
production has fallen short of expectation due to pre work
site inspections, track marking and track information.
On-track machine TQSs still have an important role
to play and MTR provide these courses giving the
candidates up to date information on how to obtain the
best results and understanding of the machines by
trainers with many years experience as operators/drivers.
The courses are complimented with periods of track
side exercises and practical assessments on the
machine during actual working shifts.

The summary of the range of on-track machine courses offered are
shown below:

On-Track Machine

  • Drivers rules and regulations
  • Machine computer systems
  • Plasser – ballast regulator
  • Plasser – S & C tamper
  • Plasser – long welded
  • Rail train
  • Plasser – plain line tamper
  • Crane slinging
  • Track quality
  • Supervisors
  • Ballast cleaning
  • Rail-mounted single jib cranes

Machine/Crane Controller Training

MTR is approved to deliver machine/crane controller training as part of the sentinel scheme. The range of training offered includes all competencies and categories of machine covered by the scheme.

Approved training centres for the machines are located at Bristol, Bo’ness (Scotland), Chasewater (Midlands) and West Drayton

Health and Safety Training

MTR offer a portfolio of Health and Safety (H&S) training courses, from basic manual handling and first aid to the NEBOSH General Certificate.

Assessor and NVQ Programmes

MTR are proud to offer programmes through both City & Guilds and OCR as awarding bodies. Candidates can work towards either assessor awards, or programmes that will demonstrate their individual
competence in the workplace. Awards are available in:

  • Plant maintenance
  • Plant operations
  • Traction and rolling stock maintenance
  • Railway operations, including shunting, driving and
    control room functions

S&T training

MTR are able to offer comprehensive training from Basic Signalling
Appreciation (BSA) to Signal Maintenance Testing Handbook (SMTH)
and all of the Signal Works Testing (SWT) modules.

Rail Safety Training

Courses are available from PTS to SPICOP including Core Planner,
levels 1 and 2. The required workplace assessments can also be carried
out by MTR.

CPCS Training

MTR are able to offer over 25 courses relating to CPCS training, from a basic introduction through to tracked loading shovel. Courses

  • Tracked and tyred excavators
  • Tracked and tyred road / rail excavators
  • Telescopic handlers
  • Wheeled loading shovels
  • Dozers

Permanent Way Training

With over 30 courses available, MTR Training are able to provide the right training for your staff. Courses include:

  • Stressing of CWR – levels 1, 2 & 3
  • Track back, including raising and removing TSR
  • SO53/SO54
  • Patrolling
  • Trackmen to trackchargemen

T&RS Training

  • New vehicle fleet training
  • Vehicle systems training
  • Vehicle maintenance training
  • Specific courses to demonstrate underpinning knowledge for competence assessments
  • Axle bearing maintenance
  • Vehicle Inspection and Brake Testing (VIBT)
  • Trainbourne protection warning system
  • TPWS
  • On-train monitoring recording systems
  • OTMR