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Mart (19) gives unique insight into his life as a train driver on TikTok

He has loved trains since childhood. Mart Hoogeveen (19) from Heerlen turned his passion into his profession and recently started working as a train driver for NS (Dutch Railways). Besides his normal duties, he has an extra passion: capturing train life on his social media channels.

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MachinistMart gives you an interesting insight into the railways at lightning speed

Trains: most people have a bit of a love-hate relationship with them. They are really nice, but when you need them most, there are problems with them. Someone who does love trains immensely is Mart.

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NOS Stories

Machinist Mart’s TikToks are going like a train

@machinistmart makes like his videos when he is on a break. This clip was shot at his 2-minute stop in Roermond. Sometimes he films a moving train, but then he sits right at the back and is not at work.

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Podcast (Spoorcast)

Railway employee of the month

Arjan den Boer wrote a beautiful book on 150 years of Dutch Railway posters. Arjan, Arno and Elger ask him all about it in this Spoorcast. […] and we talk to a very young railway employee of the month.

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20-year-old Mart is one of the most popular Dutch train drivers on TikTok. Here, he answers questions from followers and hopes to inspire peers to also work in the railways. ‘People have a one-sided image of the profession. I want to show how beautiful the work is and what is involved. I do that on TikTok. That’s where the people I want to reach are, the young people who are thinking about what profession they are going to choose.’

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Overtake

‘Becoming a train driver was my boyhood dream,’ says Mart. ‘I lived within hearing distance of the railway and the sound of trains piqued my interest. That curiosity never went away and so at 18, I decided to train as a train driver.’

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Becoming a train driver was my boyhood dream. I lived within hearing distance of the railway and the sound of trains piqued my interest. That curiosity never went away, so when I was eighteen I decided to train as a train driver. My dream has come true and that feels super good.

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