Transport conductors check and issue tickets and ensure the safety and comfort of passengers on trains, trams, buses and other public transport vehicles.
Tasks include -
(a) collecting and issuing tickets, passes or fares, and checking the validity of tickets issued previously;
(b) attending to sleeping-cars and their occupants on passenger trains;
(c) providing assistance with boarding, seating and luggage as required, especially to elderly, sick or injured people;
(d) opening and closing doors for passengers;
(e) performing equipment safety checks prior to departure;
(f) signalling to drivers to stop or proceed;
(g) greeting passengers boarding transportation equipment, and announcing routes and stops.
(h) ensuring that safety regulations are respected;
(i) responding to passengers’ requests and complaints and providing information about stops and connections;
(j) taking appropriate action in case of emergencies or accidents.
Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Bus conductor
- Cable car conductor
- Ticket inspector (public transport)
- Train conductor
- Tram conductor