Machinist in cabine

Welcome to my website!

Welcome to my website! On my website you can find out more about my work as a machinist. See where I am at the moment, read information about the trains I may drive or see if I may drive on a route near you.

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram! Much of my work can be viewed on there.

My path to my dream job

By now, I have had just under three years on it with the railways. On 5 March 2019, I applied for internal driver training at Arriva. Soon after in May and June, the 2 examinations followed and soon I was allowed to ride with a train driver to see if I liked it. From 1 September 2019, I was then employed as a trainee driver at Arriva. After that, everything accelerated, despite the intervention of Corona, I passed my 4 VVRV exams on 12 June 2020 and received my driver’s licence. On 18 July 2020, I transferred to NS after which, on 17 May 2021, I logged my first independent kilometres over Roermond. On 29 May 2021, I made the news with my TikTok videos explaining the work of “the train driver”.

"Several roads lead to dreams."

TraindriverMart on YouTube

During the time I was driving independently for Arriva, I recorded some lasting memories with my GoPro Hero 8, edited them a bit and posted them on YouTube. Now other interested parties can also watch over the hilly landscape of Limburg.

I also managed to release a minigame on the YouTube channel in October 2020, the MachinistMart shunting minigame.




Somewhere on a detour track in Almere. ūüõ§

TraindriverMart on Instagram

It once all started on Instagram, I wanted to inspire people and show how beautiful the profession of machinist actually is. That’s why the combination between “machinist” and my own name came out perfectly. On Instagram, I take you through my story, who am I, what do I do and what is involved in the profession of a machinist?

Don’t have an Instagram? I automatically post my stories on my Facebook page! Here is one of the posts that can be found on it.