Consultation on new suite of guides for the Train Driving Licences and Certificates Regulations 2010

Consultation outcome

We have now published separate guides for:

We have also published a key facts leaflet for train drivers.

The Railway Safety and Standards Board has published a number of Railway Industry Standards which are relevant to the TDLCR and these are referred to in our guides above.

The Rail Delivery Group has also published guidance on meeting the requirements of the TDLCR for its members.

February 2019 consultation

Date published: 6 February 2019
Closing date: 22 March 2019

We have updated and simplified the guidance and have consulted on a new suite of four guides to replace the old single guidance document.

The Train Driving Licences and Certificates Regulations 2010 (TDLCR) require all train drivers on the mainline railway to hold a licence and a certificate to drive a train. TDLCR implement European Directives 2007/59/EC and 2014/82/EU which aim to make Europe’s railways more efficient and competitive and to make it easier to operate cross-border rail services. The final implementation date for TDLCR was 29 October 2018.

Now that the final implementation date has passed and we have experience of administering the licence arrangements we have been reviewing our existing published guidance on TDLCR.

The aim is to target the guides at different people with duties under the regulations to make it easier to find topics. We have also produced expanded guidance on the process we follow when considering the suspension or withdrawal of a licence.

This consultation covered three new guides and key facts leaflet: a guide for train operators, a guide to the medical and occupational psychological fitness requirements, a guide to the training and examination requirements and a key facts leaflet for train drivers.

An overview of TDLCR requirements was also attached for background information.

ORR response to consultation

ORR response to issues raised in consultation
16 August 2019

Consultation documents

Guide for train operators pdf icon PDF, 1,114 Kb
Guide to the medical and occupational psychological fitness requirements pdf icon PDF, 352 Kb
Guide to the training and examination requirements pdf icon PDF, 182 Kb
Key facts leaflet for train drivers pdf icon PDF, 140 Kb
6 February 2019

Background information

TDLCR overview document pdf icon PDF, 191 Kb
December 2018