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The Tube: S03 E07 – How Do Train Drivers Learn To Drive?




Most people wouldn’t expect there to be much to learn when it come to driving a train on the London underground but those people are wrong. Follow Ishmael and Nengi as they sit through an intensive training course to be one of Londons newest train drivers.

For the first time in its history, London Underground has opened its doors to record the day-to-day life of its 16,500 staff who work across a network of 275 stations and 507 trains running on over 300 miles of track. Every year more than one billion people use The Tube that’s 3 million journeys a day; commuters, holiday-makers, day-trippers, businessmen and women, students, overseas visitors.

This series goes behind the scenes to tell the story of some of the dedicated and colourful characters who work for LU, doing a difficult job under often challenging and stressful circumstances.





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