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How much do Signallers get paid UK?

How much do Signallers get paid UK?

The average salary for a Signaller is £35,379 per year in United Kingdom, which is 12% lower than the average Network Rail salary of £40,634 per year for this job.

Is a train signaller a good job?

Decent pay BUT… Varied work day, dealing with all sorts of operating incidents, generally using interesting equipment, often while fitting engineering work round a busy train service. A serious job where mistakes are generally unrecoverable – but in quiet spells you’ll get a chance to enjoy some banter.

What does a Grade 7 signaller do?

Job Introduction Our signallers help us do this by overseeing train movements, protecting maintenance work and managing other unexpected issues to ensure the safety of the line through the control of the signalling equipment and communications with train drivers through specialist lineside equipment.

What makes a good signaller?

Working as a signaller requires outstanding communication skills, a strong sense of responsibility, an ability to work under pressure and the ability to make systematic decisions in a timely fashion.

What role do Signallers play?

Signallers control the movement and direction of trains by operating railway signals and points. They make sure that trains run safely and on time.

What hours do Signallers work?

You’ll usually work between 35 and 40 hours a week on a shift pattern that includes early starts, nights and weekends. You could be based in a modern control centre, at a level crossing, or in an older signalling box in a remote location. You’ll need your own transport to get to and from work.

Is it hard to become a signaller?

There is a tough selection process to pass and the information contained within our downloadable guide is guaranteed to help you succeed. In total, Network Rail recruits approximately 500 new signallers every year – so make sure you are 100% prepared for the selection process if you want to succeed.

What qualifications do I need to be a signaller?


  • Excellent awareness of safety (being safety conscious).
  • Outstanding communication skills.
  • Capable of concentrating for long periods of time.
  • Able to work alone, often unsupervised.
  • Willing to learn and retain large amounts of job-specific information.