Railway safety and crime

07.09.18

Greater Anglia employs extra Land Sheriffs to improve safety and security for passengers

TOC Greater Anglia is employing additional Land Sheriffs to improve safety and security of passengers on their trains.

The Land Sheriffs will patrol trains and stations, dealing with anti-social behaviour and enforcing railway bylaws, aiming to provide support and reassurance in keeping travellers safe.

In total Greater Anglia has invested in 30 Land Sheriffs to patrol trains and stations in the area, and the company also works with the BTP, Samaritans and rail pastors in supporting rail staff and customers.

Greater Anglia’s head of customer service, Neil Grabham, said: “Rail travel is generally a very safe and secure mode of transport, but we want passengers to feel safe when they travel with us and the Land Sheriffs do a great job of deterring crime, dealing with anti-social behaviour and providing a reassuring presence to passengers on trains and at stations.”

Additionally, the company say that Land Sheriffs have also helped prevent seven potential suicides this year.


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