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Transport for London is a transport operator. They run buses, trains and underground services.

What's the average pay for a train driver at Transport for London?

The average pay for a train driver at Transport for London is between £63.9k and £68.1k per year.

The top paying employers for train and tram drivers are MTR, London North Eastern Railway and South Western Railway.

Last updated 8 July 2024

What is the Real Living Wage?

The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

Location Real Living Wage
London £13.15
Rest of the UK £12.00

What is the legal minimum wage?

The minimum wage is the legal minimum you must be paid per hour.

Age group Legal minimum wage
21 or older £11.44
18-20 £8.60
Under 18 £6.40
Apprentices £6.40

How we know this

Based on data from 30 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

Who pays train and tram drivers the most?

What are train and tram drivers saying about pay at Transport for London?

  • Best thing

    Everything plus great pay

    Worst thing



    Transport for London Customer service assistant, February 2024

  • Best thing

    Employee support

    Worst thing

    Unsociable hours


    Transport for London Train driver, October 2023

  • Best thing

    The time off and money, really good overtime rate and 30% bonus onto all basic pay as it’s shift work

    Worst thing

    Not we’ll trained, no recognised union to support staff so management can push any new agendas they want unchellenged.


    Transport for London Maintenance technician, October 2023

  • Best thing

    Colleagues, pay and annual leave

    Worst thing

    The passengers and shift work


    Transport for London Customer service assistant, October 2023

  • Best thing

    Pay and the people

    Worst thing

    Shift work and not having enough weekends off


    Transport for London Employee, July 2023

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