Have your say on how region’s railways are policed


Rail passengers and staff across the region are being given the chance to have their say on the way the county’s railways are policed.

British Transport Police (BTP) wants the general public and rail staff to tell them what concerns them most and about travelling or working on trains in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire by completing a small survey

Crime on the railway has fallen for the tenth successive year, but anyone who travels by train is invited to tell BTP their views on how trains and stations are policed, and any concerns they have about using rail services, and if they are worried about any particular type of crime.

Chief Constable Paul Crowther said:

“The work we have done to reduce crime on trains and at stations in the past twelve months has made a significant impact – Operation Magnum, for instance, has helped to bring down theft of passenger property by 17 per cent.

“BTP is committed to getting passengers to their destination safely, and making sure rail staff are safe at work.

“The answers people give us will help improve the service we provide in policing the railway and London Underground during the coming year.”

“Thank you in advance for completing the short questionnaire. What you tell us will help shape railway policing in the months to come.”

Questions BTP are asking people to consider when they complete the survey include:

- Are travellers and rail staff more concerned with cycle theft or pickpockets?

- Do they want to see more uniformed officers on late-night trains?

- Is graffiti more of a concern than ticket fraud?

Railway Policing: What matters to you can be completed online, at www.btp.police.uk/survey.aspx