October 10, 2014
Burnham railway users invited to have their say on station policing

Burnham and Highbridge rail passengers are being invited to have their say on the way the area's railways are policed.

British Transport Police (BTP) wants the general public and rail staff to tell them what concerns them most about travelling or working on trains.

Crime on the railway has fallen for the 10th successive year, according to new figures.

Anyone who travels by train is invited to tell BTP their views on how Highridge Railway Station and others are policed, and any concerns they have about using rail services, and if they are worried about any particular type of crime.

They are interested to know whether travellers and rail staff are more concerned with cycle theft or pickpockets, whether they want to see more uniformed officers on late-night trains.

BTP 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, 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 during the coming year. What you tell us will help shape railway policing in the months to come."

The short survey can be completed online here.

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