The Train Driving Licences and Certificates Regulations (TDLCR) 2010 provide that licences are valid for a maximum of 10 years. Therefore, as a licence expiry date approaches, train operators should read this form and then submit it on behalf of the driver.
There is no limit in respect of how far in advance of expiry a licence can be renewed. We will process complete applications within one calendar month. However, we suggest applying in a timely manner as, in our experience, incomplete applications can affect processing times. A driver must be in possession of their licence at all times when driving a train.
Completed application forms and all attachments should be emailed to TDL.Applications@orr.gov.uk.