Rail police call for passengers’ views

RAIL passengers and staff in Rotherham are being asked for their views on how the area’s railways are policed.

British Transport Police (BTP) wants the general public and rail staff to complete a short online survey, telling them what concerns them most about travelling or working on trains.

A spokesman said: “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.”

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