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Railways: Vandalism

Transport written question – answered on 3rd February 2011.

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Photo of Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on steps to deal with incidents of vandalism on the rail network.

Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers The Minister of State, Department for Transport

We are committed to combating crime, antisocial behaviour and the fear of crime wherever it occurs in the transport system. Route crime can best be tackled by all sections of the rail industry working together. The British Transport police liaises with Network Rail, local authorities, train operating companies and local schools to reduce the incidence of vandalism on the rail network.

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