· Transfesa Logistics offers a 10% discount for women who want to train in its Railway School.

· This discount aims to promote the presence of women in the railway sector and is launched in the call for the tenth train driver course.

· The training will enable the train driver’s licence and diploma, awarded by the State Railway Safety Agency, to be obtained jointly.

Transfesa Logistics’ Railway School has opened the registration period for the tenth edition of the train driver course, which will begin in September 2022. Although the trend is that more and more women are interested in training as train drivers, it is still not a relevant number, so the company wants to encourage the incorporation of women into the railway sector by offering a discount to encourage all those women interested to take this training.

For Idoia Galindo, CEO of Transfesa Logistics, “the incorporation of women in the railway and logistics sector is a priority for us, which is why we are launching initiatives like this one, taking advantage of the launch of the tenth promotion, which we believe can be an incentive to attract more women to the School. We want them to see our sector as a place to develop their professional careers”.

10th edition of the train driver training course

With a duration of 1,150 hours, divided into 650 hours of theory and 500 hours of practice, this training enables the driver’s licence and diploma to be obtained jointly.

The theoretical part of the 10th call will be taught in person in the operator’s approved classrooms in the railway complex of Madrid-Chamartín-Clara Campoamor station. Once this phase has been completed, there will be an exam to access the practical training module, which will consist of four training branches. 

The second phase will be completed with cabin accompaniment practices, use of the 335 locomotive simulator of the railway school, effective driving on track and shunting practices in railway terminals, as well as other tests.

As it has its own traction goods trains throughout Spain, the Railway School will try to adapt the practices to the students’ residences as much as possible.

In this sense, Tranfesa Logistics manages shunting terminals in Pamplona, Gijón, Barcelona and Tarragona and freight terminals in Madrid, Irún, Valencia, Tarragona, Barcelona, Gijón and Santander.

After completing a final test, the students will sit the official exam of the State Railway Safety Agency, which is responsible for granting the train driver’s licence and diploma.

Candidates who wish to take part in this third edition must be over 20 years of age and have a Baccalaureate, Vocational Training Technician

or equivalent qualifications for employment purposes, as well as having passed the relevant psychophysical tests. All those interested have until 1 July to send in their application for this call for applications. Candidates must submit the application form, the diploma or certificate of studies or valid ID card, as well as a passport photo, which must be sent to the following e-mail address: escuela.ferroviaria@transfesa.com. You can access all the information about the course at the following link.