Keeping you safe and secure
Although the chances of being a victim of crime while travelling on the railway are very low, at Greater Anglia we work with our partners to make your journey as safe as possible.
What can you do?
- Please look after your possessions whilst at the station or on the train.
- Please do not leave bags or other items unattended. Every year around 250,000 bags and other items are left on trains and railway property which can cause unnecessary security alerts leading to delays and train cancellations.
- If you see something that doesn’t look right at the station or on the train like unusual or suspicious behaviour, please tell a member of staff. You can report incidents and crimes to the British Transport Police on 0800 405040 or text 61016.
- In an emergency always dial 999.
All Greater Anglia colleagues receive security training when joining the company which is refreshed at regular intervals. This training includes basic security procedures, how to deal with incidents and how to spot suspicious or vulnerable persons. Later in their careers some colleagues are able to attend specialised training provided by the British Transport Police.
We work closely with the British Transport Police who provide a full range of policing services to the railway from a number of Police Stations across the Greater Anglia network. Visit the British Transport Police website for advice on keeping yourself and your belongings safe while travelling.
At times our stations may host Project Servator. This is a national initiative to deter, detect and disrupt criminal activity on the railway. It involves additional officers carrying out high profile policing activities on the station and may involve the use of search dogs, undercover officers and other specialist units. View more information about Project Servator.
Many of our stations are accredited under the Department for Transport Secure Stations Scheme and we are upgrading and enhancing our CCTV systems on our stations. In addition, our stations are subject to regular security checks by colleagues during the day.
Many of our services carry a conductor, and trains may be patrolled by BTP Officers or colleagues from our Revenue Protection Team. Our entire fleet of new trains entering service now are all fitted with on-board CCTV systems.