One is the seemingly trivial issue of whether the driver or the guard (also known as the conductor) should be responsible for closing the doors and the other is to what extent is it acceptable for the driver to be the only member of staff aboard a train during public operation.
During the early years of railway operations, regulations required trains to have a guard.
The role of the railway guard has been in the news recently due to various industrial disputes in London and beyond.
With debate set to continue over the role in the coming months, this seems an appropriate time to look at the role of the railway guard and its relevance today.
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This was primarily in case the train became separated, which was a very real possibility.