Track Handback Engineer | Amtrain

Track Handback Engineer

Course Outline and Contents

– Track Maintenance and / or Renewal
– Switches and Crossings
– Track Geometry 1
– Passing trains over broken and damaged rails
– Raising and removing speed restrictions and inspecting the line after engineering work

The Network Rail standards worked towards are:


Some of the topics covered on the course are:

– Correctly using cross level to identify top defects
– Calculate correct twist value
– Measurement of track gauge
– Using the appropriate gauge to identify sidewear
– Positioning the structure gauge
– Using datum plates to check clearances and tolerances
– Use of rail callipers
– Correct use of void meters to produce dynamic measurement

The course duration is 3 days. Following the training, delegates are sent away with mentoring sheets.

The maximum number of delegates is 4.

There is a 3 year recertification period but an annual assessment is required.


Initial £1100
Re-cert £600
Assessments £450

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