To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what security measures have been implemented on platforms at underground and mainline rail stations to protect the public from acts of violence or terrorism.
The Secretary of State regulates the national rail network in Great Britain, and other networks such as the London Underground, to provide appropriate protective security regimes against acts of terrorism. For reasons of security it is not appropriate to discuss these regimes in detail, but they require the implementation of a range of measures by industry which are adapted to the level of assessed threat and which can be varied according to the threat assessment at particular times. The measures directed by the Department are complemented by the counter terrorism activities of the British Transport Police (BTP). The BTP also undertake a full range of policing activities to protect those using our railways against wider criminal acts.