Rail safety and security

Guidelines, regulations and advice for keeping passengers safe at stations and on trains.

Guidance and regulation

  1. Anti-social behaviour on public transport: safety measures
  2. How to prevent vehicles from hitting bridges
  3. Land transport security compliance policy framework
  4. Managing accidental rail obstructions by road vehicles (TAL 06/03)
  5. Light rail security: recommended best practice
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News and communications

  1. Transport Secretary honours courageous British Transport Police officer who confronted terrorists
  2. Rail regulator to set out national safety framework for train dispatch
  3. New National Rail Security campaign starts today: 'See it. Say it. Sorted.'
  4. New Chair of the British Transport Police Authority announced
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Research and statistics

  1. Rail safety statistics: 2017 to 2018
  2. British Transport Police: police effectiveness inspection, December 2017
  3. Signals passed at danger (SPADs): October to December 2017
  4. British Transport Police and British Transport Police in Scotland: leadership, legitimacy and efficiency, 2017
  5. Rail safety, key safety statistics part 1: 2016 to 2017
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Goal-setting principles for railway safety
  2. Rail Safety and Standards Board review
  3. Railway safety levy: financial proforma for service providers
  4. British Transport Police Authority and Department for Transport relationship framework
  5. Land adjacent to railway, bus and coach stations security: reducing vulnerabilities
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Report about the value of prevented injuries and fatalities
  2. Extra police at Liverpool Street station, 13 December 2011
  3. Transport management and policing integration report
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