To become a tram driver, you must obtain a special licence. It issued after completing courses at the Training center (a branch of it is in almost every city of Russia). To learn serves in the position of the pupil of the driver.
To enroll in training in the plant, you will have to write a statement and provide a medical certificate. It can be obtained at the clinic, which is attached to the service school. To get the document to permit control of the tram, you will have to pass a medical examination. The composition of this Committee includes the following professionals: neurologist, ophthalmologist, psychiatrist, psychiatrist, surgeon and ENT.
Training in factory lasts five months. Half of the training period you will study the theory. This rules of the road, and the law on labour protection, and study of materiel. The remaining two and a half months you spend on practical exercises: first on the training wagon, then on a real tram. On completion of the course you have to pass a theoretical exam. Then go to the traffic police Department to hand over the theory. Practice driving you will be in the Training center. Upon completion of training you will get the right category "D", which will allow you to become a tram driver.
Now you can go on line. In trams equipped with only two pedals - gas and brake, as in car with automatic transmission. The brake pedal can engage. This facilitates the work of the driver, because it frees you from having to keep your foot on the brake continuously during the stop.
In older models of trams on the sides of the cabin has two handles. They perform the basic functions of management by tram. With their help, you can turn both acoustic and visual signals, the door opens.
Modern trams lever one. As necessary it should be put in a particular position. For example, to rotate a set at the same notch. For filing all other necessary signals, there are special switches and buttons.
When driving a tram you need to consider many factors: review of the windshield (on some models it is much wider), and the degree of isolation of the cab (in older models due to not very high quality insulation of glass in winter, strongly chilled). The shortcomings to correct in General, it is possible to prophylactically prevent, for example, to handle the glass with antifreeze. When driving you need to follow the entrance of the tram in the turns. On wet or icy rails wheels easily enough can go skid, and needed to remove light rail from the skid with no damage to the passengers.