Trains have good safe working practice and they won't come close to each other unless something goes badly wrong.
And why book a taxi for a short fare and waste good tax pay $$$. The train wasn't effected by this in any way.
May I ask a dumb question here. It is an inactive siding so far and what is there to be qualified on? A set of points with presumably a normal signal saying go or whoa. Why do drivers need a pilot? They are not guiding a cruise ship through a reef, just one signal.