Railways: Trespass

Department for Transport written question – answered on 23rd May 2019.

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Photo of Daniel Kawczynski Daniel Kawczynski Conservative, Shrewsbury and Atcham

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the fine is for trespassing on national rail lines; whether his Department plans to increase the penalties for such trespass; and what steps his Department is taking to ensure that such trespassers are prosecuted.

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

The offence of trespass is subject to a fine up to £1000. DfT is not aware of any plans for this to be increased. In addition a Penalty Notice for Disorder can be issued to any offender over 18 years of age and the amount is currently £60.

Prosecutions are a matter for the police and the courts. However, as well as prosecutions there are other measures available to the police including a caution, community resolution, or other outcomes outside of the justice system.

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