Transport police launch survey

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Rail passengers and staff are being given the chance to have their say on the way the country’s railways are policed by completing an online survey.

British Transport Police (BTP) want to hear what concerns people most about travelling or working on trains.

BTP say railway crime has fallen for the tenth successive year.

Back in July a train driver was verbally abused and punched in the face when his train was stationary at Bearsden station.

BTP would like to know if people are worried about any particular type of crime such as cycle theft or pick-pockets or if they’d like to see more uniformed police on late-night trains.

Chief Constable Paul Crowther said: “The work we have done to reduce crime on trains and at stations in the past 12 months has made a significant impact. Operation Magnum 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 during the coming year.

“What people tell us will help shape railway policing in the months to come.”

The survey can be completed online at www.btp.police.uk/survey.aspx.