Railways: Solihull

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 15 January 2024.

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Photo of Julian Knight Julian Knight Independent, Solihull

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with rail service providers on tackling anti-social behaviour on railway services in Solihull constituency.

Photo of Huw Merriman Huw Merriman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Government takes anti-social behaviour (ASB) very seriously and published its ASB Action Plan in March 2023.

The British Transport Police (BTP) recorded 19 offences between April and December 23 in Solihull, made up of cycle theft, public order offences and theft of personal property. This figure (19) was the same for the same time frame last year.

BTP have worked with Chiltern Railways to get officers CCTV access remotely covering Solihull from Birmingham Moor Street.

Officers have attended Solihull College and delivered an educational input as well as advertising BTP and the recruitment process.

Plans are in place to install a knife bin in the carpark at Solihull Station after consultation with BTP, West Midlands Police and the local Policing and Crime Commissioner.

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