Top Real-World Harry Potter Sights for Muggles

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The West Highland Line, known for its role in two Harry Potter films, is on the lookout for new train drivers, offering what is considered a "dream" opportunity. ScotRail, in collaboration with the HiJOBS website, is recruiting individuals to learn to drive trains on the scenic West Highland Line routes in Scotland.

Starting at approximately $40,000 per year, the salary for train drivers can rise to over $70,000. Requirements include a minimum age of 20, passing various medical tests, problem-solving skills, and a background in a safety-oriented profession. Laura Saunders from HiJOBS highlighted the unique chance for successful candidates to work on one of Scotland's renowned train routes.

The West Highland Line, a 264-kilometer stretch, gained global acclaim when readers of Wanderlust voted it the world's best railway journey in 2009. It features iconic locations such as the Glenfinnan Viaduct, prominently featured in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, where the Hogwarts Express travels.

Notably, the line also incorporates the remote Corrour railway station, a setting in the 1996 film Trainspotting. Travel companies now offer Harry Potter-themed journeys on steam trains along this picturesque route.


1- What website is helping ScotRail find new train drivers?

2- What is one of the requirements to become a train driver on the West Highland Line?

3- Which movie does not feature the West Highland Line?


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Parts of this lesson are based on: An article Engoo Daily News.