Track Patroller Weardale Railway


The Weardale Railway is an exciting opportunity to bring train travel back to the dale, a heritage line requiring maintenance and upkeep. Volunteers patrolling the track on a regular basis will ensure that we are proactive in our maintenance planning.


Initial training

Patrolling the line

Identification of hazards and faults relating to the track and infrastructure

Taking photographic evidence

Reporting of faults

Uploading to HOPS (reporting system)

Liaising with other members of the Track team

Skills & Qualities

Is over 18

Is a punctual time keeper

Is physically fit

Willing to undertake training and attend briefings

Is able to follow instructions

Is Health & Safety Conscious

Can be good team player

Can be a good communicator

Has the ability to be non-judgemental and acknowledge an individual's right to space

Ideally is First aid trained (but this is desirable not a requirement

When & Where?

Weardale Railway Track

Training and Support Offered/Expenses

You will be asked to provide and wear appropriate clothing and footwear, role/activity dependent. We will provide you with a High Visibility Vest and train you in Personal Track Safety. The Auckland Project is unable to reimburse travel expenses.

Volunteer Benefits

It’s an exciting time! Your volunteering will be directly contributing to the regeneration of Bishop Auckland and surrounding area.

In joining our community of custodians, you should find that every time you volunteer, you will be setting off on an adventure, where you can achieve a sense of wellbeing, which may well include: --feeling good, smiling lots, finding or enhancing skills, meeting new people, achieving a sense of purpose and having fun. It may well be an opportunity to rediscover/discover you

What’s in it for me?

The chance to do something different

Experience, challenge, a development and ‘CV-building’ opportunity – ‘a chance to grow’

Good exercise with fine views and plenty of fresh air


What’s in it for the Auckland Project?

Enthusiastic, informed, kind, responsible people – ‘The Right Stuff’! – representing The Auckland Project

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Hours: To be discussed Type: Museums/Heritage

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