Calgary Transit will soon have an automated trainer to help teach operators how to drive a C-Train.

It's buying a simulator, which will help drivers get a better sense of what it's like to drive the light rail transit trains before they leave the yard.

CBC reporter Scott Dippel met with Calgary Transit safety and security manager Stephen Hansen to get the details about the simulator they hope to have up and running by next year.

Hansen said drivers will better know how to respond to a real situation by learning how to drive the train in a controlled situation.