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Apply for the Secure Stations Scheme

Guidelines for operators on applying for Secure Stations Scheme accreditation, the auditing process and making security improvements for passengers and staff.

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Secure Stations Scheme: guidance notes

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Secure Stations Scheme: application form for accreditation and reaccreditation

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Secure Stations Scheme: change assessment form for reaccreditations

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Secure Stations Scheme: appeal form

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Secure Stations Scheme: management practices and station design audit form

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Details

This Secure Stations Scheme guidance and the associated resource materials have been prepared to assist operators in making improvements to stations for the security of both passengers and staff. The documents contain information about gaining scheme accreditation and improving the physical environment and management of any station.

For stations that fall short of the scheme’s accreditation standard there is a category of ‘working towards accreditation’. This category recognises the efforts that are being made by some operators to get such stations to meet the standard, and provides them with the guidance and support to do so.

Background to the scheme

The Secure Stations Scheme represents a national standard for passenger safety and security on Britain’s railway stations. It has been fully refreshed to focus not just on crime but also on suicide prevention and the safeguarding of vulnerable people who use the railways. The scheme is jointly managed and administered by the Department for Transport and the British Transport Police (BTP). Officers in BTP’s Crime Reduction Unit carry out the station accreditations which last for 2 years.

Co-ordinating station security measures with other organisations

As a station operator you should also be aware of other rail security schemes which could affect you and the organisations you work with. These include:

Further information on Secure Stations Scheme accreditation

If you have read our guidance and have any further questions about it, contact our Compliance Administrative Support Manager. Telephone: 020 7944 3288.

Published 25 January 2018
Last updated 9 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. Change assessment form for reaccreditations and appeal form published.
  2. First published.