British Transport Police: Lancashire

Department for Transport written question – answered on 29th January 2019.

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Photo of Gordon Marsden Gordon Marsden Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with British Transport Police on the level of their presence at Blackpool North and Preston stations at (a) peak commuting times, (b) stations from nine pm onwards in the evenings and (c) peak holiday season times on the lines between Blackpool and Preston stations over the last 12 months.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Deployment of officers is a matter for the BTP’s Chief Constable. However, BTP manages its resources based on threat, risk and harm assessments.

BTP works closely with its rail industry partners and regularly engages with them over matters such as the policing of railway stations.

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