Trainee drivers wanted for 'Harry Potter railway line'

ScotRail said the trainees would regularly travel the West Highland Line.

ScotRail is looking for trainee drivers to run trains across one of Scotland’s most famous routes.

The train operator said that the trainees would be based in Fort William and would regularly travel the West Highland Line.

The route is popular with passengers as it runs through several places featured on the big and small screen.

Most notably, it includes the Glenfinnan viaduct, recognisable in many of the Harry Potter films.

The route also appears in Trainspotting starring Ewan McGregor.

Glenfinnan Viaduct is a railway viaduct on the West Highland Line.Getty Images

The West Highland Line is well known among rail enthusiasts around the world and was voted the top rail journey in the world by readers of travel magazine Wanderlust in 2009.

Those hoping to add a bit of magic to their jobs can apply on Hijobs which is carrying out recruitment on behalf of ScotRail.

Applicants need no previous experience but must be at least 20 years old when they begin training.

Successful candidates will need to pass certain medical examinations to progress.

The job offers a starting salary of £32,968 with the listing stating this could rise to £58,028 once the trainee qualifies.

Applications close on November 18.

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