Barking station to pilot British Transport Police scheme

Barking station is one of 20 to take part in the scheme

Barking station is one of 20 to take part in the scheme - Credit: Archant

Barking station has been named as one of 20 across the country to pilot a new British Transport Police scheme.

The ‘you said, we did’ campaign aims to seek the views of railway users and ensure its officers are tackling the issues that matter most.

Last year, the force carried out a nationwide public consultation which found that rail users wanted police to be more visible, both in general and on late-night train services, and to tackle anti-social behaviour.

Dep Chief Con Adrian Hanstock said: “Nationally our officers will be focussing on these three priorities and we are now working to put measures in place to address them.

“But it is the local approach that we feel can have a real lasting impact on public confidence.”

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The scheme will see surgeries and meet the team events held at Barking station, as well as conduct surveys to identify further concerns.

Police officers will also work with train companies and Network Rail to conduct environmental studies of the 20 stations and take part in high visibility patrols to reassure passengers and staff and to deter any potential troublemakers.

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