Railways: Access and Security

Department for Transport written question – answered am ar 5 Chwefror 2024.

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Photo of Baroness Smith of Basildon Baroness Smith of Basildon Shadow Leader of the House of Lords, Shadow Spokesperson (Northern Ireland), Shadow Spokesperson (Devolved Issues)

To ask His Majesty's Government what guidance is available for train operating companies regarding the security of stations, and access to, railway lines.

Photo of Lord Davies of Gower Lord Davies of Gower Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Secure Stations Scheme (SSS) provides a framework for Train Operating Companies (TOCs) to demonstrate how they are working to reduce crime and improve security and safeguarding at stations. Having an accredited station provides reassurance to both passengers and staff that the station is safe and secure. This is in addition to requiring TOC’s and Network Rail to undertake a range of measures to reduce the likelihood and impact of a terrorist attack.

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