Rail weather training

how weather events have an effect on the rail industry

The rail weather course is designed to provide information on why the UK has such diverse weather and how weather events have an effect on the rail industry.

Course Length: One day

Location: Courses can be held in the excellent Met Office College facilities at our Exeter headquarters or at a location of your choice.

Aim: To provide you with a basic understanding of the weather in the UK and the impact on the rail industry; to enable you to make informed decisions leading up to and during periods of adverse weather.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • explain the causes and effects on the rail network of strong winds, thunderstorms, snow and ice, flooding and extreme temperatures;
  • understand forecast limitations and why forecasts can go wrong;
  • understand the most up-to-date theories on climate change and how it will impact the rail industry.

The Met Office College provides a wide range of courses. To receive more information about training please register your details.

Last updated: 30 January 2013