Northern app helps to fact check fare-evaders’ excuses for travelling without a ticket

Northern has armed its conductors and revenue protection staff with new technology to better defend the train operator against one of the most common excuses given by fare-evaders’ for travelling without a ticket. “The ticket machine wasn’t working” is often...

Govia Thameslink Railway partners with Quantexa to stop fraud in its tracks

Railway service provider addresses long-standing fraud types with Contextual Decision Intelligence. 17 June, London, UK. Quantexa, the data and analytics software company pioneering Contextual Decision Intelligence (CDI), announced today that it has partnered with leading UK rail firm Govia Thameslink Railway...

Railway workers continue railway graffiti blitz at London Euston

Railway lines into London Euston station plagued by graffiti have been cleaned up for residents and passengers. Special teams from Network Rail and HS2 have cleared graffiti hotspots in Harlesden, Queens Park, Wembley Central and Euston so far in 2021. The...

Public help gets railway graffiti tackled in Liverpool

Offensive graffiti on a recently replaced railway footbridge in Liverpool has been removed in a continued blitz against rail network vandalism across the North West. A special Network Rail clean-up team quickly got to work on Mossley Hill footbridge after...

CPS can take no further action over Belly Mujinga

When Belly Mujinga, a ticket office worker with Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) Southern at London Victoria station, died of coronavirus in April after being spat at on the station concourse, he colleagues and her union were up in arms. She...

All British Transport Police officers to wear body worn cameras

The British Transport Police will start an immediate roll-out of body worn cameras to its frontline officers to bring about "speedier justice for victims."

Specialist firearms officers to patrol UK train services

The British Transport Police has announced that trained firearm officers are to start patrolling onboard trains following the UK's increased terror threat level to critical. Armed officers have been patrolling the London Underground since December but this will mark the first...

British Transport Police ramps up presence following Manchester bombing

Members of the public should expect to see more police patrolling Britain’s railway stations following the bomb attack in Manchester on Monday night. British Transport Police (BTP) will be deploying ‘more officers than usual’ – including armed personnel – on...

DB to invest €40m in video surveillance

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is to invest 40 million euros in improving CCTV systems across the German rail network. The new cameras will improve coverage at some of the country's key stations. There are currently 4,800 cameras at around 640 stations around...

Crime levels rise on Tube network despite record low stats

Crime on London's public transport system has fallen to its lowest ever level despite an increase in criminal activity on parts of the rail network, according to new figures released today. Annual figures published by the Metropolitan Police Service and...

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Signalling at Manchester to be overhauled over Jubilee weekend

Network Rail will complete a major signalling overhaul in Manchester over the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday. As part of...