According to official figures obtained by Absolute Software, the British Transport Police (BTP) recorded a 62 per cent increase in mobile device theft on Britain’s railways over the last two calendar years.
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Due to railway metal theft costing £1.4 million in UK taxpayer-money over the last 12 months, Network Rail and the British Transport Police are taking action to tackle stolen metal trading.
The trial will test how effective the use of body cameras is in further improving the safety of Transport for Wales' passengers and staff.
Newly released figures from Network Rail and the British Transport Police show a 30 per cent increase in alcohol-related incidents on the railway.
Following a successful pilot scheme in 2018, 250 more body worn cameras will be rolled out across the Virgin Trains network and will be used by station staff and on-board teams.
Continued metal theft has had a severe impact on the delivery of rail services, with Network Rail reporting an 85 per cent increase in live railway cable theft, resulting in more than 950 hours of delays in England, Wales and Scotland, affecting more than 7,000 journeys.
Network Rail and the British Transport Police (BTP) have launched a new partnership with the English Football League Trust (EFL) and StreetGames to help tackle the increasing number of people risking their lives on the railway.
Network Rail and the British Transport Police (BTP) have warned drone pilots to keep away from the railway or risk being taken to court and facing a £2,500 penalty.
According to recent analysis of British Transport Police (BTP) data, railway passengers now suffer on a daily basis as metal thieves get more organised.
Virgin Trains and British Transport Police are increasing employee safety by deploying 275 body cameras on frontline staff.
To help increase awareness of the dangers at level crossings, Network Rail is partnering with British Transport Police on a national safety campaign targeted at drivers.
With global copper prices remaining high, cable theft within the rail industry is a problem that continues to damage rail operators leaving them and infrastructure owners with huge costs. What options and solutions exist for the railway industry to safeguard vital copper cabling from thieves? Cyient colleagues Avinash Chaudhari (Assistant…
23 November 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review
The British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) has announced the appointment of Esther McVey as its new Chair for a four year term.
The British Transport Police (BTP) continues to build on the work that has already been undertaken to fundamentally look at the way in which they deal with and report incidents at railway level crossings. Becky Warren, Inspector for Fatality Management and Disruption at the BTP, explores further.
28 May 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin announces the appointment of Dyan Crowther as a member of the British Transport Police Authority (BTPA).